July 8, 2015
My sons and I rode Green Mountain Trails on Monday, July 6th, and had a blast. We started at the Amee Farm parking lot, crossed the river on foot and headed up the Staircase to the Escalator, took a break at the Overlook, and finished the ride to the top on Luvin' It. The ride from the river to the Outlook was a series of switchbacks that stretched the lungs, legs & heart. The segment from Outlook up Lovin' It was an enjoyable ride with a gradual climb along the switchbacks to the top. Despite all the wet weather we've had, the trail was mostly dry; there were only a few spots we hopped off to avoid making ruts. Once we reached the top, we were impressed with how nice the summit cabin is and would definitely consider an overnight in the future. After a short rest, we took a trail that might have been Summit Loop around to Fusters which took us down. Great speed, good turns & a fun ride down. All in all, we spent about an hour and a half riding up and about a half hour to get back to where we started. The Green Mountain Trails system is a hidden gem that I wish I'd known about before. Now that I've been there, I'll definitely be going back, and I encourage everyone to give it a try. See you on the trails!
Norwich University Shaw Outdoor Center