ALL ABOARD!

Decades ago, a train line ran across northern Vermont. 

 It was an essential connection, linking communities, offering people mobility, and bringing economic vitality to businesses and towns along the way.

Today, the train engines, rail cars, and tracks are long gone, but the idea of providing a true connection for Vermonters and Vermont communities along the way is becoming real again.  

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, a project spearheaded by VAST (the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) in partnership with VTrans (the Vermont Agency of Transportation), is transforming this entire route – this time, for people instead of trains. 

With the help of Vermonters and others who love the green Mountain State we are creating a multi-purpose, four-season recreation trail through some of Vermont’s most beautiful and iconic landscapes.

ALL ABOUT THE LVRT


A completed portion of the Trail in Morrisville. 33 miles of the ultimate 93-mile rail trail are now open for public enjoyment.



EXPERIENCE THE TRAIL &
SPREAD THE WORD


The Trail provides opportunities for enjoyment of Vermont’s natural beauty for users of all ages and interests.




Next Stop Adventure

HELP US FINISH NEW ENGLAND'S LONGEST RAIL TRAIL


In 2013 Passumpsic Savings Bank became an early supporter of the LVRT and its generous support helped construction of the Mt. Vernon Street pedestrian bridge in St, Johnsbury. Pictured here (L to R) are Laural Ruggles, Northeastern Regional Hospital VP – Marketing and Commiunity Health Improvement, Former VAST E.D. Alexis Nelson, former PSB President Peter Crosby and Ted Chase, Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Committee.

In 2017 a new Capital Campaign is being launched to raise money necessary to finish building the Trail. Gifts of at all levels are needed to provide $3.5 million in funds required to match public funding.



DIG IN & HELP OUT


Senator Bernie Sanders facilitated the appropriation of $5 million in federal transportation funds for construction of the first two sections of the trail.



STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES &
NORTHERN VERMONT'S ECONOMY


Businesses along the finished sections of the Trail are already benefitting from the patronage of Trail users.



Senator Bernie Sanders on the Community Benefits of the LVRT


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