Recreation ~ Cross-Country Skiing ~ Beginner Trails
Ski into Hawk's scenic 70-acre Nature Preserve for a view of the Vermont ecosystem. Wildlife can often be seen feeding in this richly vegetated lowland area. Look along the river where mink and otter slides are to be found. In the summertime, continue on to the Observation Blind where you may rest and have an excellent view of the valley marsh which supports much of our wildlife population.
Beaver Run Trail
Meander along the Black River, catch a glimpse of a diligent beaver or the occasional moose that may wander into this territory. You may notice that bark has been scraped-off the lower section of some alders from whitetail deer rubbing the velvet off their antlers in the fall amongst the many thornapple trees that line the edges of this trail.
This trail weaves along the valley, meandering through a wild thornapple orchard where squirrels scurry to hoard apples away in the fall, to be used as feed in the wintertime. View tracks of snowshoe rabbits that scamper from the underbrush or wild turkeys that have once again become abundant in the area.
Intermediate Cross-Country Skiing Trails
Advanced Cross-Country Skiing Trails
Back to Cross-Country Skiing
For more information on cross-country programs at Hawk, or to make reservations, please call (802) 672-3811.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
Back to top