FREE TRAIL MAPS AVAILABLE FOR TEN GREAT KILLINGTON AREA HIKES
Posted on June 23, 2011
Killington, VT – Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Killington region now have a new resource to guide their adventures. Just in time for the summer hiking season, the Town of Killington has produced a folding trail map for hikers, providing information on ten of the best hikes within a 20 mile range of Killington. The trail maps are a joint project between Killington’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, and the Town’s Department of Recreation and Parks.
The map features hiking tips, a guide to levels of difficulty, information on picnic areas, shelters, wheel-chair accessible trails, and more. Each of the ten featured hikes includes a full-color map of the trail, information about the length, notable features, directions to the trailhead, and a detailed description of the route. Popular trails featured on the map include Pico Peak, Killington Peak, Deer Leap Trail, and Thundering Falls.
“We’re excited to offer tourists and hikers this free guide to the best of Killington hiking,” says Suzie Dundas, EDT Marketing, Media, and Events Coordinator. “This is an excellent way to spread the word that Killington’s summer assets are just as appealing and accessible as our winter assets.”
Hiking is one of America’s fastest growing recreational activities. The increasing popularity in recreational trail use has led communities across the country to develop accessible, multi-use trail systems, and according to Killington’s Economic Development Director Seth Webb, Killington is well-positioned to launch such an initiative.
“We have some exciting funding opportunities coming up in the next year that will support trail work,” says Webb. “Having a multi-use trail system in Killington makes perfect sense given the abundance of natural resources immediately accessible in our region."
Recreation Department Director Mike Sutcliffe says there are more trails on the drawing board. “Trail work is some of the most fun and rewarding work a community can undertake. It benefits residents and it builds new recreational opportunities for tourists.”
The free map will be distributed at lodging and retail locations throughout Killington, at the Town Hall on River Road, and at the Killington Chamber of Commerce. The map will also be distributed at Vermont Welcome Centers as a way to encourage outdoor enthusiasts to consider Killington when planning day or overnight trips.
The map will soon be available for download online from www.DiscoverKillington.com.
To learn more about Killington’s recreational assets, summer events, and area activities, visit www.DiscoverKillington.com or follow Discover Killington on Facebook.