Who are we and what do we do?

We are individuals who have chosen to give back to the community and make their own experience more satisfying by participating in the maintenance, enhancement and proper use of the trail system.

  • Maintenance - We assist the Town of Vernon's staff on trail projects. We execute our own … Continue Reading ››

What is the Trail Blazing Team?

A work group that assists Vernon in keeping its hiking trails open. We use heavy duty string trimmers and safety gear. If you don’t have either or both they will be assigned. We do weed whack poison ivy if it infringes on the trail.

What is a Planting Adopter?

If you enjoy gardening, we currently manage ten plantings on or near the Rail Trail.  In the spring work parties spread mulch and do a spring cleanup on each.  The rest of the year our Planting Adopters, each of which has taken ownership of a planting, will weed, water, dead head, etc. to … Continue Reading ››

What is a Trail Manager?

You may also elect to be a Trail Manager who takes ownership of a trail segment (most segments are 0.8 to 1.9 miles) which has not already been assigned. A Trail Manager’s duties may include but are not limited to: removing sticks, rocks and other debris; pruning small limbs; cutting back encroaching vegetation … Continue Reading ››

How will I be expected to participate?

All volunteers must agree to follow the “Proper Use” policies which are highlighted in the previous section "Who Are We And What Do We Do?".

Participation in maintenance projects is not mandatory as we realize time and physical restrictions may not allow all members to participate at this level; … Continue Reading ››

Why should I join?

It is a way for those who use the Vernon trail system to participate in their community while improving this resource and experiencing the fun of interacting with like minded people.  You will be kept abreast of trail happenings and events through periodic e-mails.  Vernon Greenways Volunteers T-Shirts, windbreakers and baseball caps are … Continue Reading ››

What is the Trail Maintenance Team?

A work group that assists Vernon in combating erosion on our multi-use trails. The town delivers stone dust to a site we designate and a small vehicle for us to move that stone dust to the area in need of repair.


Tools are supplied for projects. Due to liability and safety issues chain saws will not be used.   Contact the town at (860) 870-3520 if a large limb or tree is on the trail.

What Trails Do We Service?

  • Rails to Trails
  • Hockanum River Linear Park
  • Valley Falls *
  • Vernon Center Middle School
  • Walker ’s Reservoir

*Main Road, Rail Road Brook, Valley Falls Loop, and Braille Trails, only.