Northeast Kingdom Equestrian Trails (NEKET)
The NEKET system is an ongoing project of the Vermont Horse Council (VHC) in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). VHC's NEKET Committee manages the trails located on the Kingdom Heritage Lands including the Victory Trail Network. The committee's purpose is to promote the development and maintenance of equestrian trails and amenities on these lands. The committee was formed in 2000 and the trail system opened in 2003.
A majority of the trail system is located on public lands, but segments are on private property. The trail system includes almost 100 miles of existing roads, including 24 miles in the West Mountain Wildlife Management Area and 12 miles of roads on Plum Creek Timber Company property. The landscape was shaped primarily by glaciers. As you ride along, look for huge boulders or glacial erratics and many boulder-lined streams. The area is home to a wide diversity of wildlife species. You may see moose, beaver, coyote, deer, and a wide range of bird species.
The trail system is open following mud season and closes on November 1. Many of the trails/roads are actively used for the removal of logging products so you may encounter logging equipment and other motorized vehicles. The area is also a popular destination for hunting and fishing. Information regarding season dates and regulations can be found on kiosks near the entrances,or by contacting the VT Fish & Wildlife Office at (802) 7510-0110.
Please camp in designated areas at Maidstone Lake Rd. roughly two miles off Route 102; at a site off South America Pond Road off Route 105, or at Partridge Hill on the Naborsky property off Victory Road in N. Concord. Please practice "Leave No Trace" use of this area.
To report concerns and problems such as erosion or down trees contact Mike Benoit - see below. To report user conflicts or illegal activities contact ANR at (802)751-0110.
1433 N. Cambridge Rd.
Jeffersonville VT 05464