Partners - Walk Woodstock
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy protects and manages the Appalachian Trail, with many programs that support and encourage volunteerism. The Appalachian Trail is a 2,184 mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Each year over 6,000 volunteers contribute to the care of the Appalachian Trail. Learn more about the trail or volunteer opportunities at: www.appalachiantrail.org/home
Billings Farm & Museum
This working farm and museum tell the story of Vermont farm life in the late 19th century. The farms' hands on activities, working dairy operation, and museum connect us to early farm life in rural Vermont. Billings Farm and Museum is open daily from May to October and open weekends November-February. The Billings Farm and Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park work in partnership.
Billings Park Commission (Town of Woodstock)
The Billings Park Commission oversees the planning and maintenance of Woodstock Town Parks, including the 155-acre Billings Park and the 54 acre Mount Peg Park. These lands have about 10 miles of popular trails on them.
Change the World Kids
Change the World Kids is dedicated to making the world a better place by working without charge to help individuals in our community and organizations and environments all over the world.
Covered Bridges Half Marathon
The Covered Bridges Half Marathon race was founded in 1992 by area community members, and has since become a popular annual event, with registration for 2013 filling up in 14 minutes. The 13.1 mile course starts South Pomfret, continues through Woodstock, Taftsville and finishes at the Quechee Polo field. Proceeds benefit youth athletics.
Green Mountain Club
The Long Trail, the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, was built by the Green Mountain Club between 1910 and 1930. The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont Mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont's hiking trails and mountains. The GMC also stewards sections of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont from Shelburne Pass to the Connecticut River.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the only National Park to tell the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The Park operates in partnership with the Woodstock Foundation, Inc., and the Billings Farm & Museum. The Park interprets the historic home of the Marsh, Billings, and Rockefeller families, their conservation work and stewardship of the forest landscape, and the emergence of an American conservation ethic. The 550-acre woodlands continue to be managed for protection of natural resources, education, recreation, sustainable forestry, history character, and scenic beauty.
Mount Tom Road to the Pogue Race
The 6.1 mile Race to the Pogue at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is produced by the Covered Bridges Half Marathon team. The net proceeds from this race have been donated to the Woodstock Trails Partnership.
National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America's national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. http://www.nationalparks.org/
NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program(RTCA) is the community assistance arm of the National Park Service. RTCA staff provide technical assistance to communities so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways. RTCA works in urban, rural, and suburban communities with the goal of helping communities achieve on-the-ground conservation successes for their projects. www.nps.gov/rtca
Ottauquechee Health Foundation
The mission of the Ottauquechee Health Foundation is to promote and support programs that identify and help meet the health care needs in Woodstock and the surrounding communities. The Ottauquechee Health Foundation addresses unmet healthcare needs of our community by focusing on supporting grants and delivery of health care.
Pentangle Arts Council
Since 1974, Pentangle Arts Council has created arts and cultural experiences for the people of Woodstock and its surrounding towns. Pentangle exists to foster community and creativity within that community through the presentation of live performances of music, theatre and dance; screenings of films; the visual arts; and other special arts programs.
Artistree Community Arts Center and Gallery
Artistree is a community arts center that provides the opportunity for a joyful, meaningful, and satisfying experience of the visual arts and music, offering year-round classes, workshops, and events. The affiliated branch, Purple Crayon Productions, focuses on programs for children age 8 and under.
Sustainable Woodstock's mission is to create a vibrant, inclusive, thriving community where we live sustainably, now and in the future. Their initiatives in Woodstock include recycling, community gardens, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and the creation of a healthy community.
Upper Valley Farm to School Network
The Upper Valley Farm to School Network supports the educators, farmers, and community members working to integrate local farms and food into school cafeterias, classrooms and communities in Vermont and New Hampshire's Connecticut River Upper Valley to promote student health and wellbeing.
Upper Valley Trails Alliance
The Upper Valley Trails Alliance advocates for the use, maintenance, and development of trails in the region, through education, outreach and stewardship.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
VINS offers environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partners with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research and operates New England's premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the VINS Nature Center.
Vital Communities is a regional nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, VT, that works to engage citizens, organizations, and communities in creating solutions to our region's challenges. Vital Communities developed and organizes the popular Valley Quest program.
Winsor Central Supervisory Union and member schools
The Windsor Central Supervisory Union is comprised of the towns of Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Reading, and Woodstock. The WCSU schools partner with the National Park Service, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, and the Vermont Land Trust to provide place-based education and stewardship learning to its students. At the high school a year round youth corps program called the Conservation Leadership Institute teaches stewardship and sustainability through service learning. (For more on the Conservation Leadership Institute see the trail projects section) www.wcsu.net
Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce
The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce helps to support our communities and help local businesses grow and flourish. At the national and state levels, the Chamber of Commerce works to support business within the process of government. At the local level, the Chamber is the first place to call when deciding to move or visit an area.
Woodstock History Center
The Woodstock History Center interprets the history of Woodstock, Vermont and the surrounding area. It houses a large collection of antique furniture, fine art, clothing, textiles, silver, ceramics, photographs, and early American toys.
Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center
In the center of the Woodstock Village the original Woodstock Inn was built in 1792, and renovations in 1969 were funded by Laurence and Mary French Rockefeller. The Inn supports the stewardship of Woodstock by donating proceeds from its resort operations to the Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm and Museum.
Woodstock Recreation Center
Created in 1950 by Marianne Faulkner-the same Mrs. Faulkner who created the Faulkner Trail, the Rec Center provides athletic facilities and programs to the Woodstock community. www.woodstockrec.com
Did You Know?
Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. wrote to George Perkins Marsh in 1857, asking his advice on promoting "free soil" settlement in Texas to challenge the westward expansion of slavery. Strongly anti-slavery, both men would also champion land stewardship and public access to places like Yosemite Valley.