Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association
Foliage Season is upon us, and what better way to witness it than to go on a hike!
On Saturday Oct. 12 from 1-4 p.m. Vanessa Stern, member of the Bald Hill Committee and the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association Board will lead a Fall Foliage Walk on Bald Hill, a part of the Association’s conserved land that you may not have visited yet.
You have probably hiked to the Pinnacle, the highest and most scenic peak in Westminster, Vermont, but did you know that the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association has now conserved a total of 2000 acres along Windmill Ridge and beyond? One of the gems of the added acres beyond the ridgeline is the 300-acre parcel known as Bald Hill. Featuring a prominent visible hilltop looking south from Bellows Falls, it abuts the Bellows Falls Union High school’s 175-acre mostly undeveloped property, the 120 protected acres of the Basin Farm, and the recently conserved Twin Falls, where a double waterfall on the Saxtons River cascades over rock ledges.
Saturday’s riverside walk will allow hikers to climb to a summit with a great view of the surrounding area and also to venture down to get a closer look at the rock basins and Twin Falls.
Meet at the Bald Hill kiosk on Covered Bridge Road in Westminster by 1 p.m. Covered Bridge Road is accessible from Henwood Hill Road near Allen Brothers Market in Westminster. Wear waterproof shoes. Contact Vanessa Stern at 802-463 4948 to register, get information, or check on the weather.
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