Lake Morey Ice Skating Trail
Length: 4.5 miles
Surface: Groomed Ice Trail
From I-91 take exit 15 in Fairlee. Off the ramp: turn west and take Lake Morey Rd West. Follow signs to the Lake Morey Resort. Park on west side of resort and walk around building to Ice Trail entrance.
Features: Groomed Ice Skating Trail. Longest groomed skating trail in the United States.
The Lake Morey Ice Skating Trail is the longest ice trail in the United States, when ice conditions permit its full operation. Crossing the entire lake from north to south, or some winters circling the lake’s perimeter, the trail offers panoramic views and the chance to spot a bald eagle. The Ice Skating Trail is the site of an annual Skate-a-thon in January, weather and ice conditions permitting. Please check the Upper Valley Trails Alliance web site for event updates at www.uvtrails.org. Nordic ice skates may be rented from Nordic Skater in Norwich, VT or at the Lake Morey Resort's Skate Shack.
Current ice trail conditions can be found at http://www.lakemoreyresort.com/activities-iceskating
WCAX.com Lake Morey Skating Trail article
Skating Access Points: The Lake Morey Skating Trail is open to the public - afterall the lake is considered a public place. Lake Morey Resort allows anyone wishing to access the trail to cross their lakefront to access the trail. You may use the Resorts west parking lot and walk on their lakefront access driveway to reach the lake. Some weekends are very busy at the Resort and parking spaces may be at a premium. Alternately you can access the trail via the State boat launch and parking area on the west side of the lake. The trail is maintained by Lake Morey Resort in partnership with the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.
Skate-a-thon 2014 was held on January 19 with over 200 participants.
Last updated on 1/21/14