Accessibility Day ride to a private overlook

WESTMINSTER WEST, Vt. – Some might think Accessibility Day is a strange name for a Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association program, but it’s to the point. The event, Saturday Sept. 15, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is a special opportunity for those who cannot hike long distances over uneven ground to get to a rural site that always offers an awesome view. Once a year, WHPA makes that trip possible by providing transportation to those who need it.

The trip’s destination is a private property that sits atop the Windmill Ridgeline between the Pinnacle overlook and Paul’s Ledges, totally surrounded by Pinnacle Association lands, with a spectacular view of the ski mountains of Mt. Snow, Stratton, Bromley, Okemo, and beyond.

For adults who have difficulty walking, this is the chance to visit – perhaps with a grandchild or friend – a spot that would have been otherwise impossible. The free program’s popularity and need for four-wheel-drive or other appropriate vehicles make advance registration a must for riders. Hikers do not need to preregister. Please bring water, bag lunch, and sweater for chilly weather. Meet at Westminster West Church at 10:45 a.m. to carpool. Register with Tony Coven at 802-387-6650.

Held in sunny or cloudy weather, the event will be canceled in rain or bad weather. For information about other Pinnacle Programs, visit www.windmillhillpinnacle.org.

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