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HLT Successfully Meets Fundraising Goal for O’Neil Farm Conservation Project!

Happy New to all, and a happy start to the new year it is for the Hinesburg Land Trust! Thanks to the generosity of HLT supporters, we successfully met our 2017 fundraising goal of $10,000 to conserve the O’Neil Farm in Hinesburg. Joe and Emily Donegan will take ownership of the farm in the first part of 2018. This conservation project permanently protects 259 acres of agricultural land and 44 acres of LaPlatte River corridor.

Thank you to all whose support made this possible!

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Turkey Lane Turkey Trot 2017 Race Results

Check out the race results from our 20th Annual Louise Roomet Turkey Lane Turkey Trot! Thank you every one who came out to walk, run, or spectate for our 20th year! And a big thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors!  Lantman’s MarketHinesburgh Public House Green Mountain Solar Fleet Feet Sports Vermont and Plattsburgh Hinesburg Hair Studio Aqua ViTea Kombucha Vitality Therapeutic Massage Responsible Growth Hinesburg Trillium Hill Farm Vermont Chiropractic & Sports TherapySweet Yoga Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski & Bike Center The Mill Market and Deli Frost Beer Works Hart & Mead Inc. Full Moon Farm Inc. SKIRACKGood Times Cafe Paisley Hippo Sandwich Shop Russell Family Farm Sugar Shack


Thank you to our HLT Turkey Trot Race local sponsors!

Take a look at pictures from the race day on our Facebook page, and feel free to share any of your own.

We hope to see you all again next year!

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Turkey Lane Turkey Trot Reminder & Note from Race Director

Hello HLT Turkey Trot Walkers and Runners,

Sunday, November 26th, 2017 is our scheduled TWENTIETH ANNUAL LOUISE ROOMET MEMORIAL TURKEY LANE TURKEY TROT. All the details – directions, times, racer categories – are on our site: Turkey Lane Turkey Trot

(Turkey Lane, Tyler Bridge Road, Gilman Road, Lewis Creek Road) becomes icy and
dangerous to run or walk on, we will have to cancel Sunday’s event. There is no rain

I will not decide to cancel until Sunday morning. Even then, I will do it reluctantly. Check the HLT Blog and Facebook pages for the latest status. The event will NOT be canceled because of light rain or snow — only if the paved or gravel running surfaces have become icy.

Wish us luck with the weather. Hope to see many of you there.

John Kiedaisch, HLT Race Director

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Hinesburg Land Trust’s 20th Annual Louise Roomet Memorial Turkey Lane Trot Set for November 26th, 2017

Turkey Trot 2016On November 26th, 2017, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Hinesburg Land Trust will host our Twentieth Annual Louise Roomet Memorial Turkey Lane Turkey Trot.

In 1998 Colin McNaull’s neighbor, Tom Goulette, long an avid runner on our neighborhood roads, remarked that a turkey trot might be a worthwhile thing for someone to do.  So Colin went about doing just that.  Colin produced the entire walk and run that first time and for the next ten — press releases, sponsors, prizes, volunteers and more.

The first race on a warm, sunny day, drew 18 walkers and 16 runners. Colin donated the $340 of donations to the Hinesburg Land Trust.  When Colin retired in 2009, John Kiedaisch became Race Director.  By this year, the 4.25 mile course has been walked or run by more than 1,300 people. Many participate every year. Twenty years of donations total $16,759.  On only one of those Sundays, when our roads were covered with ice, has the event been canceled because of weather.

For 2017 we will sell silkscreened, long sleeved cotton shirts at the race. Go to the Hinesburg Land Trust Turkey Trot page or our HLT Facebook page to see the design, color, sizes and price. Complete walk/run information, walker and runner preregistration forms, and directions to the starting line are on both web locations.

Please join us — walk, run, or just watch your favorite cross the finish line.  And enjoy some special time in beautiful rural Hinesburg. And a little bit of Monkton.

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19th Annual Louise Roomet Turkey Lane Turkey Trot Results

19th Annual Louise Roomet Turkey Lane Turkey Trot Sunday, November 27th was a good day for a road race. Sixty-seven runners and twenty-six walkers spent a cold, overcast day enjoying the out-of-doors, surrounded by fields, farms and forests, much of it conserved through the work of the Hinesburg Land Trust. This year’s $1,210 proceeds go […]


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