Events & Activities > Maps & Resources

Take a Hike

Photo credit: ©Tanner Vines

Photo credit: ©Tanner Vines

There are two notable hiking trails in Chester. Nestled in Chester's 550-acre Town Forest, the Lost Mine Trail is a 2-mile loop trail crossing hardwood groves, mossy streams, and a historic mine. On the east side of town, by Green Mountain Union High School, the Green Mountain trail is a 1.8 mile trail that includes views of the South Branch Williams River.   

Take a Walk

Photo credit: Magicpiano / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Photo credit: Magicpiano / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Chester is one of the best preserved examples of Vermont village architecture. A walking tour of notable 19th- and early 20th-century buildings and homes is available below for download courtesy of Chester Townscape, an all-volunteer organization. Above is the Jeffrey House, a Georgian-style house built in 1797; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 


Local Resources

Town of Chester, VT
Town office website

Chester Telegraph
Local online newspaper

Chester Recreation Department
Local department overseeing the town pool, sport programs, and children's programs.

Your Place in Vermont - The Okemo Valley
Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Our Town at Okemo Vallery Regional Chamber of Commerce
Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Chester Guide

Chester-Andover Elementary School
The website of Chester's local elementary school

Green Mountain Union High School
The website of Chester's high school, Green Mountain. 

Chester Reviews

Best of Chester, VT Tourism Guide
Tripadvisor.com

"History, comfort, countryside meet in Chester, Vt."
Boston Globe

Best Antique Towns in New England
New England Today

 

ChesteR In the NEWS