Cabot Trail Working Group

Purpose & Needs Statement

Draft Purpose Statement:

The Town of Cabot will evaluate the opportunities and constraints of developing a non-motorized trail network to link our designated village center to regional networks and local recreation amenities. We hope to increase outdoor opportunities to keep Cabot a nice place to live work and play.

Draft Needs Statement:

The primary goals are:

  • The development of outdoor trails and paths to increase recreational opportunities in town and attract visitors to town which will boost the local economy
  • Establish a well-coordinated effort to educate and recruit landowners for recreational trails. Given limited public land in Cabot, voluntary use of private land for outdoor recreation opportunities is essential
  • Provide links for public assets such as Molly’s Falls Pond State Park, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and Cross-Vermont Trail in Marshfield
  • Provide access between trails and the Village Center
  • Provide safe corridors for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Support ag-related tourism with trails and connectivity
  • Keep the trail network accessible for a wide variety of users
  • Keep the trail network easily maintainable
  • Improve access for people with disabilities and older adults where feasible to enjoy recreation in Cabot
  • Communicate recreation opportunities through maps and brochures

 

Meeting Minutes
03/14/19 Trail Meeting Minutes
06/12/19 Trail Meeting Minutes
07/10/19 Trails Meeting Minutes
08/28/19 Trails Meeting Minutes