We recognize the importance of outdoor recreation to the state’s economy. Central Vermont specifically has historically been a destination for recreation enthusiasts of all kinds, and it has expanded greatly in the last 5 years. We’ll be expanding this page as a local resource for all types of recreation and places to stay here in the area.

Hiking and biking trails

We are partnering with several organizations to help expand the network of trails in the area. First, there is a lot of local trail knowledge and a robust network of volunteers in place. Alliance for Vermont Communities applied to the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program which supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation is assisting the creation of two trail networks in the four town area of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford and Tunbridge.  The Upper Valley Trails Alliance has also been a valued partner assisting with technical know-how on some of  the steeper sections of new hiking trails on three parcels; Ashley Community Forest, the former Manning Farm now owned by Strafford Organic Creamery  and former the operated by Robinson Farm, now Winding Brook Farm .

The second network is aimed at expanding gravel biking opportunities  in the region using the existing back roads infrastructure. A series of routes ranging from 10-50 miles are planned that wind their way through the four towns with emphasis on connecting with local food, lodging and support services.


Hillary and Ben, first time farmers on Winding Brook Farm, have continued the operation of  the Bed and Breakfast, formally Marge’s Bed and Breakfast.


The Ranger: Our annual adventure cycling and community celebration.