It All Began with 1,000 Miles of Trails

In its early days, GMHA single-handedly mapped and marked over 1,000 miles of trails through Vermont. As the progress of the 20th century caught up with Vermont, many of the trails became dirt or paved roads, but GMHA remains committed to preserving and expanding the trails in the towns around South Woodstock. The result is the largest and most diverse trail network in New England – a jewel of a trail system set in quintessential Vermont countryside. It is our mission to nurture, preserve and maintain this resource.

Read a full story about our trails on or the Woodstock Magazine.

“Riding country is our priority – dirt roads and trails – and the GMHA members who come to South Woodstock to enjoy them.”
Roger Maher, longtime GMHA Officer and Supporter, in 1958.

  • Landowners, our riders have something to say...
  • Horses as Trail Users
  • Landowner Profile: George Wiswell
  • Rush Meadow Ring & Trailhead
  • Trail Volunteers
  • Trail Preservation Pathways
  • Trail Access
  • Easement FAQ's
  • Landowner Profile: Victoria Thrane
  • Conserved Trails
  • Getting Real About Horses and Trails
  • What Makes Woodstock Worthy
  • Trail Access: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Landowners
  • Landowner Profile: Gayle Davis
  • Landowner Profile: Tina Barr Tuckerman
  • Trail Use Policy - our promise to you as a landowner
  • pleasure trail ride, vermont
    Members' Trails: Status Updates
  • Appreciation

Chelle Grald oversees the Trails activities here at GMHA. Her role includes landowner relations, trail preservation, maintenance and managing our organized trail rides. She is a lifetime horsewoman and competitive/pleasure trail rider who lives in Weathersfield, VT. She is also the Vermont Trails Advocate for the American Endurance Ride Conference and a member of the Vermont Horse Council active in trail preservation. Chelle recently completed the Trail Master Certification Program sponsored by the American Endurance Ride Conference in sustainable trail design and construction.