Join us as we partner with the Orford libraries again to bring you the second annual Sundaes at Sunday on Sunday event! A beautiful hike with ice cream at the top. What could be better? Meet at 2 p.m. at the Dame Hill Road trailhead parking area in Orford, NH.
Help support the Cross Rivendell Trail as you hike or run over beautiful Sunday Mountain!
Meet at Rivendell Academy in Orford, NH. Transportation to trailhead provided. Food, kids events and maybe even live music. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.
New this year: Get an event T-shirt free with registration! We will also be experimenting with holding this event without the competitive race component for a more casual, family-friendly feel for all ages and stages. Hope to see you there!
More information TBA!
Help us celebrate National Trails Day this year by getting out on the CRT! We would love to get as many people as we can out hiking, and lending a hand by clearing debris, picking up trash, and reporting back to RTA about any trail issues that need extra attention, such as trail erosion, faded blazes, broken signs, large down trees or overgrown limbs. Over the summer, we will be working on the trail and you can help us prioritize which sections to hit first. You can report issues and let us know about any work you did here.
When you're done, head over to Gladstone Creamery next to Wing's Market in Fairlee for a free small ice cream cone! Just say you were out on the Rivendell Trail for Trails Day.
Join us for the Rivendell Trails Association annual meeting, dinner and auction! FREE for members, just $5 a person for all others. Become a member at the meeting and get in free! Learn about RTA and our partnership with the Rivendell Interstate School District, give us your ideas and suggestions about future plans, participate in pre-event family-friendly hikes near Lake Morey, enjoy a lasagna dinner with salad, bread and dessert, and bid on lots of great items in live and silent auctions. Childcare is provided, so bring the whole family! We’ll have some great family-friendly items to bid on, including a weekend family camp at Ohana on Lake Fairlee, summer vacation rentals, boat rides, pet care and grooming, tickets to shows and museums, and gift certificates to lots of local restaurants and farms! Bidding in an auction not happening for you this spring? No worries! The auction is optional. Please join us and support your local trail system!
1 P.M.: Lake Morey Walkaround. Meet outside Hulbert Outdoor Center for an easy and beautiful 6-mile walk around Lake Morey with the Green Mountain Club. On paved roads.
2 P.M.: Winships Hike or Snowshoe (depending on snow). Meet outside Hulbert Outdoor Center for a short, kid-friendly hike to a beautiful view of Lake Morey from above.
Do you hike the CRT regularly? If you have a section that you frequent and would be willing to help keep it in good shape, consider becoming an RTA Trail Adopter! We are need of volunteers to assist with light trail maintenance like cleaning up fallen branches, cleaning up trash, and reporting larger issues to RTA so we can take care of them. Already a Trail Adopter? It’s time for an update. Join us for the Trail Adopter Tea to find out more, learn how to use our online trail maintenance reporting forms, and sign up for a section. Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided.
Celebrate the return to the light on the shortest day of the year with a short (1/4 mile), lantern-lit walk in the snowy woods, and Solstice stories and hot chocolate by a fire. Lantern walk will happen around 5:30. Lanterns provided by Rivendell elementary students! You can also make your own simple lantern to bring, we will provide tea lights. Dress warmly and bring a mug for hot chocolate! Meet at Rivendell Academy in Orford.
The 14th Annual Rivendell Ramble to benefit the Rivendell Trails Association is coming up on Sunday, September 23rd! There will be several options for participants, including a 6-mile hike starting at 8 a.m. at the Dame Hill Rd trailhead parking area, 5K and 10K races at 10 a.m. starting at Rivendell Academy, and new this year, a kids' "critter costume" fun run! Kids should come dressed as their favorite forest creature. We'll have live music, food, and prizes! Pre-register and be entered to win cool stuff from local vendors.
Please Note: With the exception of the 6 mile hike, all race options start and end at Rivendell Academy. Transportation to trailheads provided. Hikers should meet at the Dame Hill Rd parking area. Transportation back to your vehicles at the end of the event will be provided.
Join us for ice cream sundaes at the top of Sunday Mountain on Sunday, July 15th! We will meet at the Dame Hill Rd trailhead parking area at 3 p.m. and enjoy a hike up this beautiful trail before indulging in an afternoon treat. The hike is about 4 miles round trip and easy-to-moderate terrain. Kids 5 and up will do fine on this hike.
We are helping Marcia's family celebrate her 80th birthday and her dedication to the Cross Rivendell Trail with a hike to the summit of Bald Top, where there will be a bench dedication at 12:30 p.m.
The hike begins at about 11 AM from the parking area at the top of Bald Top road. On the way down, we will hike Marcia's trail down the west side of the mountain to Blood Brook Road, where we will leave a few cars. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you on the 30th!
Saturday, June 2nd is National Trails Day! We encourage all of our members, volunteers and supporters to become "trail adopters for the day" and hike a section of trail on Saturday. Look for small trail issues you might be able to take care of on your own (branches across the trail, trash, etc.) and after your hike, use the report form to tell us about any larger issues you encountered. Thank you!
Save the date! The community is invited to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting, Dinner and Auction Fundraiser of the Rivendell Trails Association. Come out and support your friendly local Cross Rivendell Trail at the Annual Meeting, Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Sunday, April 8th, starting at 4 p.m. at RIVENDELL ACADEMY in Orford, NH! Great items and experiences from local vendors and businesses to bid on in live and silent auctions, homemade lasagna dinner, and great company! All proceeds benefit the Rivendell Trails Association. Childcare provided by Rivendell Academy students, bring your family! FREE for RTA members, and just $5 for all others.