2017/18 Snow Traveler’s Guide to Vermont | 17 Clubs - Franklin County Cold Hollow Bearcats 2 Potato Hill Rd., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 802-933-6215 Covered Bridge Snowmobile Club PO Box 175, Montgomery, VT 05470 802-326-4047 Fletcher Rough Riders 655 Rugg Rd., East Fairfield, VT 05448 802-849-2995 fletcherroughriders.com facebook.com/frrsc Franklin County Snow Raiders 69 Little County Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478 802-309-1044 facebook.com/FranklinCountySnow- Raiders Northwest Riders PO Box 1, Sheldon Springs, VT 05485 802-782-6500 northwestriders.org facebook.com/NorthwestRidersSnow- mobileClub Franklin County is located in the Northwest corner of Vermont with nearly 250 miles of trails running between the western slopes of the Green Mountains near Richford, south to Fletcher/Fairfax along the Lamoille River and west to Lake Champlain. Of its nearly 700 square miles, the terrain includes open fields and rolling landscapes that follow the Missisquoi Valley Rail bed and mountain trails giving some spectacular scenic views of Lake Champlain, as well as the mountains that hide the village of Montgomery. Trails along the Canadian border provide scenic views across the Franklin County County Director Michael E. Burns international border and an open crossing at Morses Line providing access to Quebec and all the trails within the Canadian system. Trails to the west travel around the city of St. Albans and to the shoreline of Lake Champlain where riders can enjoy the beauty of St. Albans Bay. Franklin County includes all 26 miles of the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail. Parking is available at the Route 7 Rail Head in St. Albans and at the Franklin Park West parking area just one mile north. The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail also crosses the path of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT), at Sheldon Corners. The LVRT is open for sledding between the villages of Swanton, Highgate and East Fairfield. Utilizing the southern sections of the LVRT, riders can connect to the eastern section of the Fletcher trail system leading to the rolling farmland around Fletcher and the village of Fletcher, which also includes a small country store with food and fuel. Fletcher trails continue south into the Lamoille river valley and connecting with trails in Essex and Lamoille counties. (Jesse Ballard photo)