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Bicentennial Community Hike: Sept. 15

Have you ever wondered where the Thetford Academy trails go?  Are you curious about the school’s management of Thetford Hill State Park, next door to TA?  Would you like to hike the school’s new trails at a leisurely pace and see the new yurt built by the Thetford Academy Outdoor Program and the new outdoor classroom built by TA’s Timber Framing class?  Here’s your opportunity.

Trail signage made by students in the TA shop; map made by students in Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Head of School Bill Bugg will lead a Bicentennial Community Hike open to everyone of all ages.  

The leisurely hike will be around 4 miles in length.  There will be opportunities to make a shorter loop out of it for those who wish.  We’ll explore portions of the TA cross country course and several trails in the woodlands of Thetford Hill State Park and Thetford Academy, including Peter’s Path, Fireplace Trail, Ridge Trail, Upper Trail, and two new trails students built this summer: Glebe Trail and Gold Trail.

Come join us on for this special hike, one day after TA’s 40th annual Mountain Day.  The Bicentennial Community Hike is one of several upcoming community events Thetford Academy is hosting as we celebrate our 200th year.

Bring water and a snack, and meet us at 10 a.m. in the parking lot behind TA, adjacent to the playing fields.  

For more information, email [email protected], or call us at 802-785-4805.



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