FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BURLINGTON, VT - As Earth Day approaches, Rock Point is making progress on the first phase of its Trails Project, which includes a series of improvements to the hiking trails on the scenic 130-acre property. This first phase involves the construction of two bridges along Rock Point’s Eagle Bay Trail to reconnect portions of the route split by soil erosion, as well as the installation of steps, the rerouting of the footpath, and guardrails for a scenic overlook at the mouth of a bay at Lake Champlain.
Rock Point has partnered with Timber & Stone, a Vermont-based recreational trail design and construction company, for the planning and construction of the bridge and steps—a choice based on Timber & Stone’s proven ability to balance recreational needs with environmental conservation. Timber & Stone’s portfolio includes projects at Smuggler’s Notch in Jeffersonville, Spruce Peak Pathways in Stowe, and Indian Brook Reservoir in Essex to name just a few.
The first phase of the Rock Point Trails Project is being funded in part by a $45,000 grant from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources through its Recreational Trail Program, with 20-percent in matching funds provided by donors to Rock Point.
Since 1855, Rock Point has served as a unique center of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, welcoming friends and neighbors attracted to its natural beauty and its peaceful, quiet, and social embrace. Each year, nearly 10,000 people come to Rock Point, finding a place to walk, seek solitude, learn, play, sing, pray, think, share, and be. Learn more at http://rockpointvt.org/.