Not true at all! The entire Central Vermont Regional Trail from Montpelier
to Barre Town through the City of Barre is rail trail, the scoping is done,
and we could move additional portions forward--particularly if the grant will
allow a non-cash match at best.
Barre City has a $1.3 million proposal that is not funded and because of
its size may have difficulty in getting funded by the State. The Cross
Vermont is all rail-trail from Montpelier to Wells River--we have the major
bridge problem over the Winooski at East Montpelier, the biggest hole in that
There are the abandoned sections along the old Rutland RR through the
islands that may have some potential sections for development. How about the
West River rails to trails that has been under development for years. Let's
see, there is the abandoned rail lines around Poultney--how about paving the
Beebe Spur (or at least renewing the surface with some hardpack material)!!
We need to inventory all the rail trail potential in Vermont, then
see what the possibilities are.