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Allen Brook Nature Trail

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Allen Brook Nature Trail
Central School Drive
WillistonVT 05495

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: Free

Parking: Yes - There are two entrances: he Williston Community Park parking lot, next to the Williston Central School; and a parking lot near the intersection of North Williston Rd and Route 2.

Features: Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area, Playground, Dog Friendly, Restrooms

The Allen Brook Nature Trail is a short 0.5 mile loop trail (paved) that passes through small stand of woods on the Williston Central School property. The trail crosses over the Allen Brook, where there is a boardwalk and observation platform for nature study or quiet contemplation. There are two playgrounds on the school property. One is specifically for younger children.

General Rules of Use for Williston Country Parks and Primitive Trails

  • Pack OUT what you Packed IN - there are no trash facilities
  • No Camping or Fires
  • No Discharge of Firearms
  • No Motorized Vehicles (except snowmobiles on designated VAST trails)
  • Dogs must be under Voice Control
  • Please Pick Up after your Dog
  • Mountain Bikes allowed ONLY on designated trails
  • Please Park in Designated Parking Areas
  • All Parks and Trails Close at Dusk

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Reviewed on 05/03/2008

I love this little path. It is just right for your beginner cyclist, rollerblader, or skateboarder. Or perfect if you just want to stretch your legs and take a family walk. Not too far, yet not too short where you will be bored. You get a change of scenery when you go through the woods and then if you want to park the bikes by the side of the path and go "off road", take a walk down the dirt path to the observation trail and check out the little brook.

The playground by the school is great too. It is new and modern and huge. They have a big kids and a separate little kids playground. There is a covered area for picnics and plenty of benches for parents to relax on the bench and still keep and eye on your kids from the sidelines.

In the warmer months the hockey rink becomes a skateboard park. Complete with a small half pipe, a few funboxes and a rail. Just right for beginner boarders.

There are restrooms, but you are going to have to take everyone with you. You can't see the kids on the playground from there. It is a bummer that there is no snack stand or coffee shop near by so be sure to pack plenty of your own.

Allen Brook Nature Trail