The MVRT is snow sport friendly!
When conditions allow, the entire length of the trail is groomed by local snowmobile clubs—Northwest Riders and the Cold Hollow Bearcats—and is open for winter travel by snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and other winter users.
Snowmobile riders on the MVRT can link to a 5,000-mile state-wide snowmobile network developed and maintained by the local clubs of the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST). VAST’s system links to trails in Canada, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts. Visit VAST to learn more about the extensive network of trails.
The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail forms the spine of the Franklin County VAST network. The MVRT includes parts of corridor snowmobile routes (from west to east): 7, 127, 127F. The snowmobile season typically runs from December 15 to April 15 (as conditions permit).
To snowmobile in Vermont, riders must purchase a trail pass for their legally registered snowmobile through a local club. More information about how to purchase a trail pass can be found here. Make sure to check the trail conditions before you ride! Information about trail conditions and closures throughout the entire VAST system can be found here.
Thank you to the Northwest Riders and the Cold Hollow Bearcats—the local snowmobile clubs for their hard work maintaining and grooming the trail. Consider becoming a member and helping to support their trail maintenance activities! Visit here for more information.