Nature & History

In addition to the portions of the LVRT that run along the banks of the Lamoille River, the LVRT passes through woodlands, meadows, farmland and wetlands. The Trail passes through the spine of Vermont’s Green Mountain Range.

For those interested in learning more about the natural environment along the Trail visit and 


Bridge 68 – crossing the Lamoille River just north of Jeffersonville – was mostly destroyed by a flood in 1927 and was replaced by steel truss bridge. In 1968 the covered bridge span was removed to support heavier diesel engines. Over the past 50 years, the entire structure has deteriorated so severely that it is being replaced with a new two-span recreational path bridge.


 In 1949, three railway workers were killed in a tragic accident on the old rail line. They are memorialized on this plaque located along the LVRT near Jeffersonville. Read about the plaque installation event here.


From 1877 until 1994 a rail line stretched from east to west through portions of five counties in northern Vermont.  Read more about the history of the rail line.

The Trail offers educational opportunities for people interested in the history of the Green Mountain State and for railroad buffs Vermont.
 To learn more read
Welcome to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.
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