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Snowmobiling at Chimney Hill

Snowmobile Use of Town of Wilmington Roads

within Chimney Hill

Winter Season 2016/2017

The Wilmington Selectboard has granted the Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers and the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) permission to operate snowmobiles along portions of town roads, within Chimney Hill, during the winter season of 2016-2017. This approval is for access to the VAST and/or Chimney Hill trail system only.  Roads within Chimney Hill not specified below are prohibited for snowmobile use. Disregard for these rules and regulations may jeopardize future approval. Thank you for your cooperation and compliance. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1)      While traveling approved roads speed is not to exceed 10 MPH. Snowmobiles must stay as close to the side of road snow banks as possible.

2)       The Ridge Trail is not open for any motorized use, including snowmobiles.  It is open for hiking; please exercise caution.

3)     Curfew for snowmobiling within Chimney Hill is 9 PM - 8 AM.

 

Rock Split Road:  in its entirety. (For club members' access to trail system)

Upper Dam Road:  from Rock Split Way to the National Forest Trail Head Access.

Upper Dam Road: from Shincracker Way to new access trail at # 445 Splatter Foot Close. 

Splatter Foot Close: in its entirety to new access trail at # 445 Splatter Foot Close.

 Twin Brook Road: from lot # 648 to Chimney Hill Road.

 Beebe Road: from lot # B-34 to West Road.

West Road:  from Lot # B-30 to Birch Loop. 

Bullet Hole Road and K-Loop: from lot # 12 to Pond Loop.

Pond Loop: from Bullet Hole Road to CHOA Trail.  

Spruce Grove Road: from lot # 312 to Chimney Hill Trail. Snowmobiles must get onto the Chimney Hill Trail prior to Chimney Hill Road and will not utilize the intersection of Spruce Grove Road and Chimney Hill Road.

Town Farm Road: from Valley View to Haystack Road. 

Big Bend Loopfrom lot # 189 along road in a south westerly direction to the CHOA trail and from lot # 424 along road in a south easterly direction to Chimney Hill Road, (four feet from plowed portion of road) to CHOA trail. Note: use of North end Big Bend Loop corner is not permitted.

Low Land Loop: in its entirety to trail access across from Lot # C-200. Note: Intersection of Low Land Loop and East Brook Crossing is not permitted.

East Brook Crossing: from area just beyond access driveway for the Chimney Hill C-Section pump house to VAST trail head access and from C-201 to Open Meadow Lane to allow access to the trail to the Birchwood area.  This will prevent snowmobiles from using the intersection of East Brook Crossing and Low Land Loop.

Poplar Road:  for about 20 yards, from the trail to and across the 4-way to the power line.

North Road:  from the east corner of Corner Lane to West Road.  This will be on a trial basis.  If either the Road Supervisor or the Police Chief feel it is unsafe, permission for this section will be rescinded.

 

Other Information 

            Chimney Hill has emergency parking areas throughout the hill. These areas can be used for temporary snowmobile trailer parking; 48 hour maximum. The following emergency parking areas have direct access to the Chimney Hill and/or VAST trail systems:   Binney Brook Road and the Birchwood recreation area. You must notify the Chimney Hill office at (802) 464-2181 if you plan to use the temporary parking areas for more than 12 hours. Snowmobile trailer parking is not allowed at the Clubhouse parking lot or office parking lot.

         SPECIAL NOTES:

Ø      Snowmobiling and snowmobiles are not permitted on the skating rink located in the Birchwood recreation area at any time, this area is clearly marked.

Ø      Although all trails in Chimney Hill are designated as multiple use (this includes the VAST portion) some areas and trails are for non-motorized use. These areas include a large portion of property bordered by Haystack Road and Route 9 and are clearly marked as non-motorized.

Violators of the above special notes will lose their rights to operate a snowmobile in Chimney Hill for one year.

 

  • P.O. BOX 415, 9 Haystack Road, Wilmington VT 05363