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Cool Places to Check Out
Green MAP
Enjoy one of the numerous free trips offered by greenMAP here
at GMC. For more information, visit the greenMAP office in the
basement of Withey next to student life. You can also borrow
equipment for just $1 a day!
GMC Dean’s Preserve
The Rail Trail
Poultney River
The Dean’s Preserve is an 85 acre forest located on St. Catherine
Mountain just 4 miles southeast of campus. Hike to the top for
a beautiful view or camp out at the designated camp site. Also
check out Haystack and White Rock for more close by climbing.
This trail follows an old railroad bed along the border between
Vermont and New York. Walk, bike, or run the trail. The trail head
is located across the street from the Poultney Thrift Store or to the
right of the Station if you are walking down Main Street from the
college.
Along the back perimeter of the GMC campus you will find a beau-
tiful river. The river provides excellent opportunities for swimming,
fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. There are also rope swings and rock
slides along the way. Always remember to carry out all trash and
recycling.
Getting Around GMC
Biking:
Walking:
Carpooling:
GMC Shuttle:
The Bus:
Zip Cars:
The Marble Valley Regional Transit District operates a bus that
stops in a number of places including Killington, Rutland, Fair
Haven, and Poultney. Check out their schedules and different bus
lines at www.thebus.com. Students ride for free with an ID!
Take your personal bike or borrow a green bike for a ride! Green bikes
have a Student Campus Greening Fund logo on the side and are free
for all students.
It’s more than possible to walk to nearby areas such as East Poultney,
Castleton, or Fair Haven.
Look for other people going to the same area as you, find a friend with
a car you can borrow, or use the ride share board in Withey basement.
Green Mountain College runs a free shuttle to and from Castleton
and Rutland on a daily basis. For a complete schedule, check out
http://sustainability.greenmtn.edu/operations/transportation/get-
ting-around-at-gmc.aspx.
Register online and you can rent a GMC Zipcar whenever you need one for
$8/hour or $66/day on weekdays and $9/hour or $72/day on weekends.
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