VT §5: VT-103 to Danby-Landgrove Road (USFS-10)

Vermont §5 spans 14.6 miles. Parking is available for six mileposts.

Mp 0.0/14.6: VT-103 [Wallingford Gulf Road]

Locate: {43.52150, -72.92581}

Orient: The AT cross VT-103 in Shrewsbury 2.3 mi southwest of US-7 in North Clarendon and 5.8 mi northeast of VT-155 in East Wallingford.

Park: Park in medium hiker lot on south side of road; signed for AT and Green Mountain National Forest.

Connect: Access AT from path on east end of lot. For AT northbound, turn left towards road. For AT southbound, turn right towards Mill River.

Mp 6.2/8.4: VT-140

Locate: {43.45670, -72.93216}

Orient: The AT passes through a hiker parking lot with driveway on VT-140 in East Wallingford 2.8 mi southeast of US-7 [N Main Street] in Wallingford and 3.7 mi northwest of VT-103 in East Wallingford.

Park: Park in large hiker lot on northwest side of road.

Mp 6.3/8.3: VT-140

Locate: {43.45566, -72.93461}

Orient: The AT crosses VT-140 in East Wallingford 2.7 mi southeast of US-7 [N Main Street] in Wallingford and 3.8 mi northwest of VT-103 in East Wallingford.

Park: Parking for 3–4 cars in shoulder along south side of road.

Mp 7.1/7.5: via Keewaydin Trail

Locate: {43.45095, -72.94337}

Orient: The Keewaydin Trail starts from the White Rocks Picnic area accessed from VT-140 in East Wallingford 2.0 mi southeast of US-7 [N Main Street] in Wallingford and 4.4 mi northwest of VT-103 in East Wallingford. From VT-140: follow Russel Road/Sugar Hill Road southeast briefly to right onto USFS-52; continue on USFS-52 for 0.5 mi to end of road.

Park: Park in large lot for and picnic area and trailhead; gated at night.

Connect: Follow blue-blazed Keewaydin Trail for 0.4 to AT {43.44847, -72.93775}. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, continue straight.

Mp 12.3/2.3: via Homer Stone Brook Trail

Locate: {43.40767, -72.98988}

Orient: Homer Stone Brook Trail starts from Homer Stone Road 0.4 mi south of Hartsboro Road in Wallingford. The southwest terminus of Hartsboro Road branches east from US-7 17.4 mi north of US-30 [Depot Street] in Manchester Center and 4.3 mi south of VT-140 [Depot Street, School Street] in Wallingford. From US-7 {43.413161, -72.992292}: follow Hartsboro Road briefly to right fork onto Homer Stone Road; continue for 0.4 mi to signed trailhead on left (east) side of road.

Park: Looks like parking for 2–3 cars in pull-off at trailhead.

Connect: Follow blue-blazed Homer Stone Brook Trail east for 2.3 mi to Green Mountain Trail, then continue for 100 ft to AT. May need to ford stream.

Mp 14.6/0.0: Brooklyn Road and USFS-10

Locate: {43.37279, -72.96269}

Orient: The AT crosses the junction of paved Brooklyn Road (aka Mt Tabor Road) and gravel USFS-10 [Danby-Landgrove Road] in Wallingford; no winter maintenance in either direction. Brooklyn Road branches east from US-7 in Danby 12.5 mi north of US-30 [Depot Street] in Manchester Center and 14.3 mi south of VT-103 in North Clarendon. From US-7 {43.347297, -72.992786}: Follow Brooklyn Road for 3.1 mi to lot on right (south) side of road.

Park: Park in large lot; privy. Alternative parking for 2–3 cars in pull-off 0.2 mi farther east, on north side of road.

Connect: For AT northbound, cross road and enter footpath straight ahead. For AT southbound, follow gravel road east for 0.2 mi to right onto footpath.