North Country Trail Vermont Extension Plan
Interest in an extension of the North Country NST to connect with the Appalachian NST has increased in recent years. The National Park Service (NPS) and non-profit Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) are coordinating and facilitating the planning process to determine a route to extend the North Country NST through Addison County and the Green Mountain National Forest to connect with the Appalachian NST. A planning team was formed to draft an Environmental Assessment evaluate a trail corridor and possible trail route options and conduct a public involvement process. The result was a preferred corridor presented to the public in May of 2012. The feasibility study/environmental assessment for this corridor is now revised and available for a final public review before the finding of no significant impact is signed by the National Park Service Midwestern Regional Director.
Jeff McCusker, Trail Manager
P.O. Box 288
Lowell, MI 49331