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Vermont trails group completes purchase of 271 acres

December 26, 2020 GMT

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — A non-profit recreational trails organization has completed the purchase of two parcels of land in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom totaling 271 acres.

The Caledonian Record reports that on Dec. 18, the Kingdom Trails Association acquired the properties totaling on Darling Hill Road in Lyndon at a total cost of more than $671,000.

“Owning this land allows us to sustain the trails on one of the most visible and visited areas of the network, and also be a steward of the river, forests, and farmland which are vital to the future health of the Northeast Kingdom.” said Kingdom Trails Executive Director Abby Long.

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The non-profit trail association manages a network of more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of trails on private lands owned by more than 100 separate landowners as well as some land owned by the state of Vermont.

The trails are popular with mountain bikers, in the winter, skiers, and other groups.