Catamount Outdoor Family Center

592 Governor Chittenden Road
Williston, Vermont 05495


Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, VT

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours of operation?2022-02-07T12:26:52-05:00

Our trails are open every day, condition dependent. Please check the trail condition report for trail status. Trails are typically closed throughout mud season (end of March- beginning of May), and November (until we have enough snow for grooming). Guest Service and rental hours change seasonally.

Trail Conditions

Is there a trail use fee?2020-11-20T12:19:31-05:00

All pedestrian use including hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing are complementary. All biking and skiing use requires a membership which can be purchased annually, seasonally or by the day.

Can I bring my dog?2020-10-24T09:19:27-04:00

Dogs are not permitted on the Catamount Community Forest. There are several other local options that allow dogs.

What should I do once I arrive?2022-02-07T12:28:25-05:00

Upon arrival, please stop by our Guest Services Hub in order to fill out a waiver and complete the visitor sign in. If biking or skiing, please be sure you have purchased a current membership. Both the waiver and the membership fee can be completed ahead of time online. Or, use the self-pay slot at the Hub.

What should I plan to bring?2022-02-07T12:29:43-05:00

Bring clothes appropriate for the weather (things can change quickly). Be sure to pack enough water as well. We recommend having a map or downloading a trail map to help navigate the trail network.

Do your trails close?2020-10-21T09:21:21-04:00

We will close trails as needed based on conditions. The trails are Catamount are a privilege from both the town of Williston and several private landowners. Please respect all trail closures.

I’m a beginner… do you have easy trails?2020-10-20T09:21:54-04:00

Our trail system is the perfect jumping off place for those new to trail adventures and for anyone seeking to challenge their skills through progressively harder terrain.

Can we hike on the trails during the winter?2020-10-19T09:22:32-04:00

The trails are closed to hiking traffic during the winter season to prevent damage from foot traffic. Snowshoeing is permitted on the extensive single track network and is the perfect place to enjoy the forest. The groomed ski trails are closed to snowshoeing and fat biking.

How can I become a sponsor?2022-11-03T11:16:53-04:00

If you are interested in supporting Catamount as a Community Sponsor we would be thrilled to hear from you and develop a mutually beneficial partnership! Sponsorship Information

What are the Commercial Use rules to use Catamount?2022-11-03T11:15:58-04:00

If you are a business or organization interested in bringing clients, groups, or programs to Catamount please contact us directly at least 45 days in advance. All businesses & organizations offering services on the property are required to provide a Certificate of Liability. In addition, you may be responsible for Commercial/event fees; Special Event Permit; and additional Port-o-Let rentals.

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