06/01/2013Location: various | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: www.trektotaste.info
Join a guided walk at 10:30 am or Noon - or grab a map and venture out on your own. Along the way, sample delicious local foods prepared by youth groups, community partners and Farm to School students, who have been studying local food and farms. Make a walking stick for your hike. Take the Junior Ranger challenge. Lend a hand making ice cream with the Billings Farm & Museum. Check out a new trail, sample local heart-healthy food, and learn about sustainability programs offered by community organizations. This free event highlights the collaboration of over 40 organizations and school groups from throughout the Upper Valley.
Highlights of the day include:
Walk to Purple Crayon & Mt. Tom Farmer's Market - 1 mile--EASY! This family-focused walk features nature activities, trail games, creative crafts, a visit with farm animals and a chance to buy some of the freshest food in Woodstock.
Hike to the Nordic Ski Cabin - 2 miles--MODERATE! Follow the historic Mount Tom carriage roads through the heart of the national park to the Nordic Cabin. Join Woodstock Union Middle/High School Farm to School team, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, and other youth groups for woodfired pizza, music and merriment.
Trek to South Peak - 4.5 miles--HEARTY! It's the best view around! At the top, you will be rewarded with gourmet tastings of food from local farmers and food producers provided by members of Sustainable Woodstock.
Return for an Ice Cream Celebration--RELAX! Enjoy music by Bow Thayer from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Forest Center! Fun activities for the whole family.
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