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Saturday, Trek to Taste, Mt. Tom

May 31, 2013

in News,Woodstock

The 5th Annual Trek to Taste—a celebration of local food and local trails—is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont. This free event is co-sponsored by over 30 area organizations and is quickly becoming one of the most popular events in the Upper Valley.

Event Highlights

  • Three guided walks leaving at 10:30 am and noon
  • Farm fresh samples along the trails
  • Arts and crafts, trail games, quests and community health exhibits
  • Ice Cream Social and Music by CarterGlass 1-3 pm
  • The first Annette C. Compton Fiertz Trail Stewardship Award announced at 2:00pm


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10:30 AM | GUIDED WALKS Leave the Forest Center for three different destinations

 Leave the Forest Center for three different destinations

 Sponsored by the Billings Park Commission

 With special thanks to Pentangle Center for the Arts

 Annette C. Compton Fiertz Trail Stewardship Award learn more>


Purple Crayon & the Farmer’s Market
Follow the Stewardship Trail to the Purple Crayon
1 mile round-trip | 10am – 1pm

  • Create your own unique hiking bandanas, enjoy local music
  • Head across the street to the Mount Tom Farmers Market for farm fresh food selections, local arts & crafts
  • Visit the Change the World Kids, offering reusable bags for a $1 donation to support the Food Shelf

The Nordic Hut at the Spring Lot

Hike through the heart of the National Park to the Nordic Hut 
2.5 miles round-trip | 10 am – 2pm

  • Enjoy wood fired pizza made by the Woodstock Union Middle and High School Farm to School teams — with dough from King Arthur Flour and local veggies including… TBD!
  • Check out local food displays, including a fruiting mushroom log
  • Join a family-friendly lawn game
  • Learn about whole grains during a grinder demo and match the grain activity

Break at the Pogue Base Camp 

A moderate hike to the Pogue pond through woods and pastures
2.5 miles round-trip | 10am-2pm

  • Mix your own trail mix snack
  • Learn about trail maintenance with onsite demonstrations from the Upper Valley Trails Alliance and Green Mountain Club trail experts
  • Invasive plant species educational activities by OCISMA representative (The Ottauquechee Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area)
  • Play trail games and share trail stories
  • Learn about Trail Stewardship Activities in the area

South Peak Station

Hearty walkers will enjoy the view & local tastings 
at the south peak of Mount Tom
4.5 mile round-trip trek | 10 am – 2 pm

  • Sustainable Woodstock has teamed with local farmers and producers to offer gourmet tastings
  • Photographs of Woodstock through the ages from the Woodstock Historical Society

Guided Hikes
10:30 am & noon

  • Stewardship Trail  1 mile round trip — EASY
  • Nordic Hut  2.5 miles round trip — MODERATE
  • South Peak  4.5 miles round trip — HEARTY

Forest Center & Under the Big Tent
Trek to Taste starts here!

  • Make your own walking stick
  • Go on a story walk
  • Take a Vital Communities’ quest
  • Become a Junior Ranger
  • Pick up your self-guided Nature Bingo cards
  • Make a bicycle-powered smoothie
  • Enjoy music by CarterGlass 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Guided Walks start here – 10:30 am & noon

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For more information go to the Trek to Taste website - click here


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