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Winooski Valley Park District


The Winooski Valley Park District is a cooperative partnership between the communities of Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Jericho, South Burlington, Williston and Winooski. Its goals are to preserve outstanding natural areas close to where people live and work.


Yumi Jakobcic
Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington , VT 05408
(802) 863-5744


Colchester Pond Cross Country Skiing Hiking Trail Natural Area Park Running Walking Trail Wildlife Area

(3.25 miles) Gorgeous pond nestled amongst rolling hills offers hiking, paddling and birding.

Delta Park Natural Area Walking Trail Wildlife Area

(0.5 mile) Unique wetland river delta. Views of the River, Lake, the Adirondacks and wetlands are everywhere you look.

Essex Overlook Park Natural Area Walking Trail Parking

(0.1 mile) Picnic area with scenic views of Vermont's mountains. No trails.

Ethan Allen Homestead Cross Country Skiing Hiking Trail Natural Area Walking Trail Historic Site Parking

(6 miles) Include the Ethan Allen museum, a picnic area, bathrooms, an outhouse, and some handicap accessible trails.

Macrae Farm Park Cross Country Skiing Hiking Trail Natural Area Running Walking Trail Wildlife Area Parking

(3 miles) River view, meadow loops, and the hilltop trail with views of Mount Mansfield and Camel's Hump.

Muddy Brook Park Cross Country Skiing Hiking Trail Natural Area Walking Trail

(0.6 mile) Lush ferns, scenic woodlands and meadows, ideal for youngsters.

Old Red Mill Park Cross Country Skiing Natural Area Walking Trail

(0.7 mile) Historic riverscape with waterfall and pools

River Walk to Salmon Hole Hiking Trail Wildlife Area

(0.6 mile) Trail along the Winooski River from Intervale Road to the Salmon Hole.

Salmon Hole Park Hiking Trail Natural Area Walking Trail

(0.7 mile) River overlook, stepping stones, view of the old mills.

Winooski Gorge Natural Area Hiking Trail Natural Area Walking Trail Dogs Allowed

(0.2 miles) Observation area. History of Lime Kiln Bridge.

Winooski Nature Trail Hiking Trail Walking Trail Dogs Allowed

(1.1 miles) Nature close to home, wildflowers, scenic views and fishing

Woodside Natural Area and Overlook Park Hiking Trail Natural Area Walking Trail Wildlife Area Parking

68 Acres

(1 mile) Quick access to the Winooski River and wildlife natural area.

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Non-Profit Partners

  • Audubon Vermont
  • Camel's Hump Skier's Association
  • Catamount Outdoor Family Center
  • Catamount Trail Association
  • Fellowship of the Wheel
  • Green Mountain Bike Club
  • Green Mountain Club
  • Hinesburg Land Trust
  • Intervale Center
  • Lake Champlain Bikeways
  • Lake Champlain Land Trust
  • Lake Champlain Regional Chamber
  • Middlebury Area Land Trust
  • Nature Conservancy of Vermont
  • Run Vermont
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition
  • Vermont Trails & Greenways Council

Public Partners

  • Addison County Regional Planning Commission
  • Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • United States Forest Service
  • University of Vermont Environmental Program
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • Vermont Dept of Tourism and Marketing
  • Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
  • Vermont State Parks
  • Winooski Valley Park District

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Private Funders

  • Skirack
  • Merchants Bank
  • Vermont Community Foundation

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