Trails

“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.

“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.

 

It All Began with 1,000 Miles of Trails

Historic map of the GMHA Trail System

Historic map of the GMHA Trail System

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 Equitrekking.com or the Woodstock Magazine.

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.