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Northwest Vermont Rail Trail Council governs MVRT and the LVRT. We are in process of updating this site to include information on both trails. For detailed information on LVRT and other State Rail Trails go here. EVENT PLANNING along MVRT & Franklin County's section of LVRT must be coordinated through Northwest Regional Planning Commission in support of State approval. Please contact NRPC's Rail Trail Coordinator, Amy Adams.


Sheldon Junction Trailhead

Monday, May 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Sheldon Town Office - 1640 Main Street, Sheldon, VT 05483
For comments or questions please contact Branden Roberts.

For more information on this public meeting click here.

NOTICE: VTrans will be closing the LVRT in Franklin County and just into Lamoille County beginning Monday 4/15. Dirt Tech will be completing recovery work to address damages from the December 2023 flood event. They will be closing the trail in segments through early June. The damage sites run from MP 85.6 (Sheldon) to MP 36.1 (Hardwick). The first segment of work and trail closure will be from Sheldon to just into Cambridge Shawville Rd at MP85.6 to Pollander Rd at MP66.2. They anticipate this first segment of work will be complete the first week of May. Due to the low volume of trail users this time of year, they are not closing the trail from trailhead to trailhead this Spring like they did last summer.

Welcome to the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail!

With its bucolic setting, quiet river nooks, booming mountain views, and quintessential New England villages, the Missisquoi Valley is one of Vermont’s true treasures. The New England Central Rail Line has been connecting the communities of the Missisquoi Valley since 1886— first by train and now by multi-use trail corridor. The 26.4-mile trail wanders through the villages, farms, forests, fields, and wetlands of Franklin County at a railroad’s pace: slow, steady grades with sweeping bends.

For the full length of the Trail, you’ll see the postcard images of Vermont you’ve grown to love. Interspersed between our historic village centers, you’ll also find the families and working landscapes that created and continue to support this spectacular scenery. Come visit us and explore the MVRT!

MVRT Interactive Map

The Vermont Agency of Transportation appreciates receiving notification of maintenance needs and issues related to the LVRT via phone or general email submission from the AOT website.  The phone number to call is 802-917-2458. Click here for the complaint contact form. Note, photos and a detailed description of the location or GPS coordinates are always helpful and will help VTrans to promptly respond and properly address the issue. Examples of maintenance items to report are trees and large branches down in the trail, sinkholes or heaves in the trail, flooding on the trail, etc. Public safety issues such as vehicles on the trail, unsafe activities, or violation of the Trail Etiquette Policy can be reported to the same phone number or email address. Emergency needs and illegal activities should be directed to 911.  An updated Rail Trails website will be made available later this Spring to report maintenance needs and etiquette concerns, but until then please use the above phone number or form. Remember, if it is an emergency call 911.

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