VT §2: White River (VT-14) to VT-12

Vermont §2 spans 12.6 miles. Parking is available for six mileposts.

Mp 0.0/12.6: VT-14 at Patriots Bridge

Locate: {43.71237, -72.41756}

Orient: §1 and §2 meet at the east end of Patriots Bridge over the White River in West Hartford, where Quechee-West Hartford Road reaches VT-14. From I-91 at exit 12: follow Bugbee Street for 0.4 mi northwest to left onto Christian Street; follow Christian Street for 1.0 mi to right on VT-14; continue on VT-14 for 5.8 mi to bridge on left (west) side of road.

Park: It looks like roadside parking may be possible for 1–2 cars in a small pull-off on the west side of VT-14 just north of the guardrail and garden. Other sources do not mention this spot, so ask around.

Mp 3.3/9.3: Joe Ranger Road

Locate: {43.70539, -72.46264}

Orient: Joe Ranger Road branches northwest from Quechee-West Hartford Road 1.2 mi northwest of Main Street in Quechee and 3.0 mi southwest of VT-14 in West Hartford. Follow Joe Ranger Road 1.8 mi to trail crossing, near a pond on the right (west) side of the road about 0.1 mi south of Bunker Hill Road.

Park: Roadside parking for a car or two along shoulder may be possible 100 yd or so north of crossing or closer to Bunker Hill Road 0.2 mi north of crossing.

Mp 7.1/5.5: Cloudland Road

Locate: {43.68666, -72.50016}

Orient: The AT crosses Cloudland Road 1.0 mi south of Galaxy Hill Road (which continues west to Pomfret Road in 0.7 mi) and 1.8 mi northeast of Barber Hill Road (which continues southwest to Pomfret Road in 1.4 mi).

Park: Roadside parking for a car or two along shoulder may be possible.

Mp 8.9/3.7: Pomfret-South Pomfret Road

Locate: {43.68022, -72.52724}

Orient: The AT crosses Pomfret-South Pomfret Road 1.3 mi northeast of the post office and general store in South Pomfret, which are 2.0 mi northwest of VT-12 [Barnard Road, Elm Street] heading out of Woodstock.

Park: Roadside parking for 3–4 cars in pull-off along shoulder; north side of road. Look for AT ladder up steep embankment of northeast side of road, opposite pull-off.

Mp 11.1/1.5: Woodstock Stage Road

Locate: {43.67186, -72.55378}

Orient: The AT crosses Woodstock Stage Road 0.9 mi northwest of Pomfret Road at the post office and general store in South Pomfret, which are 2.0 mi northwest of VT-12 [Barnard Road, Elm Street] heading out of Woodstock.

Park: Roadside parking for 3–4 cars in small pull-off along shoulder; north side of road.

Mp 12.6/0.0: VT-12 [Barnard Road]

Locate: {43.65522, -72.56621}

Orient: There is a hiker lot where the AT crosses VT-12, about 3.8 mi northwest of US-4 [Central Street] in Woodstock and 12.5 mi south of VT-107 [River Street] in Bethel. The somewhat-hidden lot is on the west side of the road, behind a guardrail, and several feet below grade. Look for a dirt driveway in an opening between guardrails, small AT sign on utility pole, and square post with white blaze. Via VT-12 northbound, look for driveway on left side of road 0.3 mi north of Ribbett Way, on right (east) side of road. Via VT-12 southbound , look for driveway in right side of road 0.2 mi south of On the Edge Farmstand, on right (west) side of road. The driveway turns immediately left and descends to parking area.

Park: Park in small dirt lot; kiosk; portable toilet (2013).