Woodstock, Vermont, is an iconic village as cute as Camelot but far more real. The 5th Annual Peak to Peak Event will be held there on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10 AM until 2:30 PM.
Primarily organized by the National Park Service, several local and regional groups combine their efforts to make it a day of healthy fun for everyone -- at the prettiest time of year.
Everyone will gather on the green before heading out to explore the trails around Woodstock, including the nearby Appalachian Trail.
The foliage will be beautiful and the company will be marvelous, with prizes for those who summit both Mount Peg and Mount Tom (while supplies last).
Feast on wood-fired pizza on the green from 11 AM til 2 PM. Proceeds from your delicious meal will support school sustainability initiatives through WUHS's Earth Beat Club.
Hearty five-mile round-trip that departs at 10 AM. Summit both Mt. Tom and Mt. Peg, stopping at the Woodstock village green for lunch. After the hike, collect your prize for completing the challenge.
Easy 1.5 mile round-trip that departs at 10 AM. Explore the landscape history of Mt. Peg with a local historian, with special focus on the golf course that used to occupy its slopes.
Moderate 3.5 mile round-trip. Departs at both 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Join a Sierra Club trip leader to hike the historic Faulkner Trail to South Peak for a panoramic view.
All levels welcome for this easy two-mile round-trip. Departs at 10:30 AM.
A moving meditation along the gentle slopes of Mt. Peg.
EASY pace on MODERATE terrain. Two miles round-trip. Departs 12:30 PM. Become a junior ranger on this family trek, as you cross a covered bridge, climb a mountain, and discover secret waterfalls.
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