Trail Report

A fresh morning and beautiful day on tap after a quick passing shower last night. We had a very busy week on the trail clearing blow downs from strong winds. Overall the woods are very lush and green with abundant of variety of wildflowers popping up on the forest floor. 

June continuing like May as far as moisture. It was a very wet month of May with right around 8″ of rain. Since January 1st, we have received almost 12″ of rain. The recent warm weather after this wet period has really brought the forest to life with lush green. The leaves are full circle and many wildflowers popping up each week. We have started the first mowing on the ski trails as we continually clear deadfall.      

The rain has been welcomed with the relatively dry conditions the previous 6 months and to keep the soil damp and moist for the trees we are currently planting for our tree planting project this spring. The lake, ponds, sloughs and water tables are pretty much at normal levels now.    

 Mountain bike trails now open. (click here for updates)

Summer ski trail work will include fixing rutted areas, working on drainage and removing rocks and filling in low spots in between almost daily mowing when not raining.

Sunset near Mother North Star after a day of trail clearing, June 6th, 2024.
Watea arum reading to bloom in slough along ski trail, June 6th, 2024.
Variety of mushrooms popping up after all the recent moisture, June 6th, 2024. 
Clearing deadfall after this weeks wind events, June 6th, 2024.
Scene along the ski trail, June 4th, 2024.
Red Columbine flowers blooming in full force this year, June 3rd, 2024. Like other wildflowers, the abundant moisture has bumper crops.
Great crop of yellow slippers this year, May 31st, 2024.
Calm conditions at sunset on Little Sugarbush after a windy and wet afternoon, May 30th, 2024.
Jack in the Pulpit blooming along ski trail,May 29th, 2024.
First mowing of the season on the ski trails, May 22nd, 2024.
Marsh marigolds blooming this week, May 18th, 2024
Baby snapper on the move, May 18th, 2024.
Planting the last of the potted trees in the new “Memory Grove” at Maplelag, May 13th, 2024. We have started a special grove at Maplelag planting trees in memory Maplelag guests that have passed in the last year and will continue to plant in the future each spring. 
Family fun on the mountain bike singletrack! May 12th, 2024.
Northern Lights, May 10th, 2024.
Planting the last of the seedlings trees, May 8th, 2024. We planted a variety of coniferous trees from spruce, Norway pines and tamaracks this spring with around 500 trees planted.
Golden hour spring sunset, May 7th, 2024. Leaves on the trees starting to pop the past few days. 
Switchyard scene at sunset, May7th, 2024. 
Beautiful spring sunset over Little Sugarbush lake, May 3rd, 2024.
Tree planting has begun for the spring! April 30th, 2024. We will be planting around 1000 trees, mostly coniferous. 
First batch of trees ready for spring tree planting, April 26th, 2024.