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.