Community Organizations

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

▶▶Town Office - Telephone: (802) 674-2626 - Fax: (802) 674-2117

weathersfield@weathersfield.org

•Town Manager - (802) 674-2626 ; townmanager@weathersfield.org

•Town Clerk - (802) 674-9500; townclerk@weathersfield.org

•Land Use - (802) 674-2626; landuse@weathersfield.org

•Listers Office - (802) 674-2626; lister@weathersfield.org

•Town Highway Dept. - (802) 263-5272; highway@weathersfield.org 

•Animal Control Officer - Cathy Sullivan- Phone: (603) 477-1229

▶▶FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911◀◀ 

Churches

674-2484 Ascutney Union Church, United Church of Christ (UCC), Route 5, Ascutney

546-4902 Bow Baptist Church (Independent), Route 5, Weathersfield Bow

674-5002 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), Route 5, Ascutney

674-2266 Open Bible Baptist Church, Cemetery Road, Ascutney

263-9497 First Congregational Church of Weathersfield (UCC), Center Road

263-9539 Perkinsville Community Church (UCC), Perkinsville Green

Community Service Groups

AA Meetings Perkinsville Church, Thursdays at 6:00 pm

263-5931 AARP Income Tax Assistance

674-5254 Ascutney Food Pantry (Geraldine Rudenfeldt) 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9:00 am-10:00 am

885-2083 Bone Builders Exercise Class (Linda Husband) Martin Memorial Hall

674-2626 Connecticut River Joint Commission

460-1195 CT River Transit (drivers for medical appointments)

674-5280 Energy Ad Hoc Committee

674-2626 Food Shelf (emergency assistance) Town Office

674-9365 Food Shelf Perkinsville (Janet Gould) Every Thursday 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

885-2083 Green Mountain RSVP and Volunteer Center (Linda Husband)

263-5439 Green-Up (litter-free environment) Steve Aikenhead

263-9398 Parks and Recreation (Sue Boyer)

885-2083 RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)

1-800-464-9951 SEVCA (Southeastern Vermont Community Action)

674-5971 Volunteers in Action ??

Volunteer Fire Associations

263-5377 Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association Darrin Spaulding, Chief
540 Rte 5, PO Box 91 Ascutney 05030

263-5531 West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Josh Dauphin, Chief 795-0016

Firemen’s Auxiliaries

674-6059 Ascutney Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary Donna Racine
263-5345 W. Weathersfield Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary Dottie Crandall

Friends of the Meeting House
263-5439 Steve Aikenhead

Historical Society

263-5626 Weathersfield Historical Society
PO Box 126, Weathersfield VT 05151 1342 Weathersfield Center Rd Ginger Wimberg, President
Gail Woodbury, Treasurer
263-5230 The Rev. Dan Foster House Museum (May to October)

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP)

674-5400 Weathersfield School

PTA
674-5400 Parent Teachers Association (information - Weathersfield School)

Salmond Covered Bridge and Park
263-5377 Contact Dorothy Grover

Weathersfield Land Preservation Association
263 5547 Contact Willis Wood

Weathersfield Proctor Library
674-2863 5181 Route 5, PO Box 519, Ascutney VT 05030
www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org

Weathersfield Proctor Library Friends
674-2863 Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library (Barbara Putnam 263-5534)

Windsor County Partners (youth mentors)
674-5101 Paula Townsend


Family Recreation Groups
463-5129 Ascutney Mountain Audubon
Contact Marianne Walsh 885-9420, Alma Beals 722-3355 or Ellen Allman (membership)
674-2326 Ascutney Trails Association (ATA) Contact Barbara Rhoad
263-5877 Adventure Club (camping ministry) Kate Tobey
674-9577 Weathersfield Recreational and Prevention Programs

Fish & Game
886-9988 Precision Valley Fish & Game Association Route 106

Hiking/Trails Club
263-5439, Ascutney Hiking Trials PO Box 265, 674-5280 Steve Aikenhead, Julia Lloyd Wright Perkinsville, VT 05151



FAMILY RECREATION

Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Commission
Hoisington Field provides facilities and equipment at the site of the former Elementary School on Route 106 in Perkinsville. Parking is available. Picnic shelter with tables and grills can accommo­date family gatherings.
~Climbing equipment for children and swings
~Horseshoe pits and shoes
~Sports field for team games
~Basketball post with net
~Skateboard surface
~Winter ice skating rink

Hiking trails for all ages can be found throughout the town.

The US Army Corps of Engineers offers more recreational facilities for Weathersfield at Stough­ton Pond and the North Springfield Lake areas.
~Stoughton Pond, pavilion with grills, picnic area, swimming, etc.
~Swimming at the old power dam on the Black River off Maple Street in Perkinsville
~Boating and fishing with access to the North Springfield Lake for kayaks and canoes
~Hiking trails and guides to historic monuments, former covered bridges and the original Grout Cemetery

~The Eleanor P. Ellis Springweather Nature Area off Reservoir Road offers bird watching and more hiking trails and overlooks of the lake.
The Ascutney Trails Association maintains The Weathersfield Trail on the south side of Mt. As­cutney. Trailhead access is off Route 131 via Cascade Falls Road. Take the first left and follow signs for parking area.

Mt. Ascutney State Park
674-2060 (Entrance Office) road to top, Route 44A off Route 5 in Ascutney.
Description: Ascutney State Park offers 2,506 acres located in the Windsor and Weathersfield areas. The park offers picnicking, camping, hot showers, mountain hiking trails, fishing and hunting for large game and water fowl. An array of activities for the outdoor enthusiast include hang gliding, camping and hiking. Mt. Ascutney stands at 3,150 feet elevation. It is considered one of the premier hang gliding sites in New England. The summit road climbs a steep path through mixed hardwoods to a parking lot at an elevation of 2,800 feet in a saddle between the south peak and summit. A short hiking trail takes you the additional 344´ rise to the summit.
The park includes a 3.8-mile toll road to the top of the mountain and a 3.8-mile hiking trail. In ad­dition to picnic areas, the park includes a campground, which has a bathhouse and showers, but no electric hookups.

Wilgus State Park
674-5422 (Office) Route 5, Ascutney
Located on the Connecticut River, Wilgus State Park is a very popular park for canoeists. The park provides day use access to the Connecticut River and the Pinnacle Trail hike provides a scenic vista of the Connecticut River Valley. There are 19 tent sites and 6 lean-to sites which are located along the Connecticut River bank. There is one rest room with running water and hot showers ($). There are a play area, picnic area, and 3 lean-tos in the group area. Canoe, kayak, and row boat rentals are available. A trailer sanitary station is located by the ranger’s quarters.

Stoughton Pond (swimming & picnics)
885-2775 Stoughton Pond Road, Perkinsville
The 65-acre Stoughton Pond is stocked with rainbow trout and has a boat ramp and a five-mile-per-hour speed limit. Trout and smallmouth bass are available in the rivers. Stoughton Pond Recreation Area features a swimming area and picnic sites. Restrooms, a change house, picnic tables, grills, and drinking water are available in the area. A picnic shelter can be reserved for a small fee. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and snowmobiling are permitted with applicable licenses and permits and in ac­cordance with state and federal regulations. For those who want to explore the beauties of nature on
dry land, there is Branch Brook nature trail at Stoughton Pond Recreation Area, plus ranger con­ducted programs. (see also Wildernet)


Nature Trails and Hiking
Weathersfield Trail (hiking)
Of four hiking trails that go to the summit of Mt. Ascutney, the Weathersfield Trail is probably the most scenic. Highlights of this trail include Little Cascade Falls (.04 miles), Crystal Cascade Falls (an 84 foot high waterfall at 1.1 miles), Gus’s Lookout and the West Peak Vista where in the sum­mer months hang gliders launch from. There is also a great observation platform on the summit for hikers.

Lower Village Nature Trail Off Maple Street, Perkinsville
Created when the North Springfield Flood Control project relocated or removed the Lower Village of Perkinsville to provide a flood area for the Black River, the Army Corps of Engineers developed a nature area with walking trails and historical markers. For more information and trail maps, call the project office at 885-2775.???

Branch Brook Trail Stoughton Pond or Branch Brook Road, Amsden
Branch Brook trail parallels a portion of the former Branch Brook road that was removed during the construction of the North Springfield Flood Control Dam, following the shoreline of Stoughton Pond for nearly 1¼ miles. It connects with Branch Brook Road in Amsden and can be accessed from either end. The trail also follows a portion of the former Crown Point Road (more info), including a one of the original mile markers. That part of the trail is marked in yellow paint. In ad­dition to hiking, there is fishing, swimming, and picnicking available at Stoughton Pond. For more info and trail maps, call 886-2775.

Eleanor Ellis Springweather Nature Area (walking trails)
Springweather Nature Area overlooks North Springfield Lake on the border of Springfield and Weathersfield, Vt. Trails meander through 70 acres of fields and forests, and provide many opportu­nities to enjoy the natural world.

Herrick’s Cove Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society’s (AMAS) protected Great Blue Heron rookery, located in a pond in Weathersfield, Vermont. In 1985, there were four active nests. In 1990 nine nests were counted, increasing to a high of twelve in 1992.

Crown Point Road In 1759 after the British defeated the French at Fort Crown Point a link to and from Fort #4 on the banks of the Connecticut River at what is now Charlestown, NH was needed. The Crown Point Military Road, 20 feet wide and 77 ½ miles long, was carved out of the wilderness in 1759 by 200 rangers under the command of Captain Stark. Originally known as the “Indian Road,” it begins at the Fort at Number Four on the Connecticut River and continues to Lake Champlain. The southeastern part of this route, which passes through Plymouth, Ludlow, Cavendish, Weathersfield and Springfield is well marked and is frequently used as a hiking trail. In Weathersfield the trail is marked in yellow paint from the Crown Point Golf Course, through the Plain Cemetery and re-located Grout Cemetery, near the Crown Point Campground, through the North Springfield Flood Control Project up to the Old Branch Brook Road in Amsden.

North Springfield Bog The 10,000-year-old Springfield Bog is a regional treasure that supports one of the largest concentration of insect-eating pitcher plants in the state.

North Springfield Lake
With 1,372 acres of land ranging from forests and fields to wetlands and two lakes, North Spring­field Lake has recreational opportunities for everyone. In summer months, visitors can swim, sunbathe, and picnic. Anglers can try their luck in our lake, pond, or rivers. Two boat ramps are available, and this is a popular location for canoeists to explore the beauties of North Springfield Lake. Winter sports such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are also popular activities at North Springfield Lake. A new display of historical photos of the dam area is being put together for visitors.

MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS
The Rev. Dan Foster House, Weathersfield Center Road
Home to the Weathersfield Historical Society, this museum and library boasts a blacksmith’s shop, a kitchen with fireplace, a children’s room, and even a genealogy section. The museum is open May–October, Thursday through Monday from 2-5 p.m.
Across the street from the Dan Foster House, the Old Brick Meeting House holds Congregational services each Sunday at 10 a.m. in the summer season.

Covered Bridges
Upper Falls Bridge: Upper Falls Road off Rte 131, Downer’s Four Corners
Salmond Covered Bridge: Henry Gould Road off Rte 131
Titcomb Covered Bridge: Off Rte 106, Perkinsville


Nearby Attractions (all in Vermont unless noted)
Passes are available to borrow from the Weathersfield Proctor Library
American Precision Museum, Windsor*
Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock*
Crown Point Country Club Golf Course, Center Road, Springfield
Old Constitution House State Historic Site and Covered Bridge, Windsor
Harpoon Brewery, Windsor
Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Montshire Museum of Science (especially good for children), Norwich
Okemo Mountain Ski Area, Ludlow
Quechee Gorge, Quechee
Simon Pearce Glassblowing and Pottery, Windsor and Quechee
St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science), Quechee *
Eureka Schoolhouse State Historic Site, Springfield
Fort at No. 4, Charlestown, NH
Hartness House Museum and Observatory, Springfield
Springfield Historical Society and Miller Art Center, Springfield
Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield
Stellafane Observatory, Springfie
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington*
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum*
Vermont State Parks and Vermont State Historic Sites*

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