Here in the Upper Valley we enjoy the outdoors. There are many walkers among us, who ply loops around the downtown area and along the dirt roads in our hills. There are young families who enjoy recreation at Huntley Meadows. There are those who enjoy hiking, mountain biking and winter travel on Norwich’s extensive trail network. All these activities maintain fitness and a good outlook on life.
Discover Norwich Trails in 2020 was a program of guided Discovery Hikes to introduce the people of the Upper Valley, and especially Norwich, to our trails network.
2020 Discovery Hikes
|Hike||Dates for guided hikes||Mileage||Uphill (ft)||Map|
|Hazen Trail||May 30||3.2||260||10|
|Parcel 5||June 27||3.1||380||5|
|Lower Ballard Trail||July 25||3.1||200||4|
|Upper Ballard Trail||August 29||2.0||300||4|
|Cossingham Loop||September 26||4.1||580||9|
Completed Discovery Hikes
Read about the hikes that took place in 2020, here:
Loop hike in the Brookmead Trail network
Hike to the Happy Hill Shelter on the Appalachian Trail
Hike the Upper Ballard Trail into the Norwich “Grand Canyon”
Hike to (almost) find Norwich’s missing bridge on the Ballard Trail
Hike of five kilometers in two loops at Parcel 5