Following the bed of a former D&H rail line the Slate Valley Rail Trail offers year-round recreation opportunities. Popular activities for trail users during the warmer, summer months include horseback riding, biking, jogging and walking, and then transition to snowshoeing and snowmobiling during the winter months.
Trail users come from near and far to see the historic and inspiring views of the Slate Valley. This includes the vibrant foliage, rural nature, and glimpses of local farming culture. The trail showcases the area’s natural beauty with its miles of open fields, undisturbed forests. The trail passes through the Village of Granville's Business District where you can find quality lodging, museums, restaurants, antiques and specialty stores. The Slate Valley Rail Trail is the Washington County part of the D&H Trail system in Vermont. Together they create a full scenic loop, most of which is off-road.
(Note to Riders: the Northern Section of the Slate Valley Rail Trail from Depot Street to Cross Road is currently under construction as of Summer 2021)
Link to the 2018 Slate Valley Rail Trail Feasibility Study to find trail alignment maps and to learn more about the trail's development.
Visit Vermont's Slate Valley Trail webpage to learn more about riding the D&H Trail.