Vermont Extension for North Country Trail Feasibility Study is Released

Vermont Extension for North Country Trail Feasibility Study is Released

North Country National Scenic Trail Feasibility Study for Extension to the Appalachian Trail in Vermont has been completed.


2013 Annual Appeal Letter

2013 Annual Appeal Letter


Fall 2013 Newsletter

Fall 2013 Newsletter

New trail to Prunier Road – (click on photo to get to the newsletter)



NCT Thru-hiker makes it to Vermont

Luke Jordan, aka “Strider”, has completed the North Country Trail this week after starting in North Dakota in March. Originally from Minnesota, Luke heard about the NCT as a trail worker, and decided to take it on, becoming the 4th person to do so successfully. At around 4600 miles, the NCT is no small feat! 

Although it’s current eastern terminus is in NY at Crown Point, the National Park Service and MALT are working to extend it to the Long Trail, using the Trail Around Middlebury as a section. 

For more information, see


MALT Annual Meeting 2013

MALT Annual Meeting

Come to an evening with Vermont authors Martha & Bob Manning to benefit the Trail Around Middlebury.

Danforth Workshop and Store, 52 Seymour St, Middlebury
Oct 24th, 5-7:30pm

All are welcome! Enjoy complementary apple pie, cheese and cider. Lincoln Peak wine and the book, Walking Distance, will be available for sale.

Co-sponsored by Danforth Pewter, The Vermont Book Shop and MALT.


Rocks and Glacial Deposits of the Champlain Valley

Rocks and Glacial Deposits of the Champlain Valley

Saturday, October 5, 9-11 am. And continued on October 12th! Also 9am.
Led by Ray Coish, Geology Professor at Middlebury College.
Explore the fascinating geological and glacial history of the Middlebury area in a leisurely hike along the TAM over the (Chipman) Hill and Through the (Means) Woods. Meet at Co-op Insurance lot on Washington St Ext.


Bike Tour of MALT’s Conserved Properties

Cyclists on the road

Bike Tour of MALT’s Conserved Properties on Saturday, August 3, 8am.
Led by David Hallam and Carl Robinson, volunteer and Director of MALT, respectively. Take a 25 miles ride around the scenic Middlebury area, and visit many of our conserved properties. Preregister and learn meeting place by calling the office at 388-1007.


Wright Park Quest, June 15, 2013

Wright Park Quest, June 15, 2013

We had a group of 30 people come out to explore the birds and other wildlife of Wright Park. This was a joint venture with Otter Creek Audubon. Many thanks to Carol Ramsayer for organizing, Josh Phillips, Ron Payne, Gary Starr, Craig Zondag, Katherine Branch and Barb Otsuka for leading and helping!


Family Quest Walk – Let’s Go Birding!

Family Quest Walk - Let's Go Birding!

Let’s Go Birding!

Where: Wright Park, Middlebury
When: Saturday, June 15, 9am.
OCAS and the Middlebury Area Land Trust offer an all-ages introduction to birding at Wright Park along the Quest trail. The park’s varied habitat from fields, to shrub to maturing forest give great opportunities to see and learn about birds. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. The walk is family-friendly, but not appropriate for baby strollers. We will meet at 9:00 am at the Wright Park parking lot north of Pulp Mill Covered Bridge on Seymour St. Extension. The walk ends by about 11:00 am. We will go rain or shine, but if you have questions call 989-7115.

MALT Spring Newsletter and Annual Report

Our newsletter is out now, and you can read it here: