Whether you’ve lived here for your whole life, or you’re just visiting for a long weekend, Greensboro and the surrounding area has a lot to offer. This page contains a list of resources to get you in touch with the support you need, answer questions about where to bring your recyclables, and find a local activity or event that the whole family can enjoy.
The Greensboro Conservation Commission worked with the Town in developing maps to encourage more people to make use of our public trails. The maps will help you find and explore them. Click here for a map that includes an overview of all of the walking trails in town. The maps below are in pdf format so can be used online or printed out to take with you. They can also be uploaded into a trail map App such as Avenza on iOS or Android so you can see yourself located on the trail as you walk it.
Barr Hill Natural Area
A 0.3-mile or 0.8-mile loop on self-guided Nature Trail; minimal ascents; no facilities.
Unparalleled vistas of the Green Mountain range. Mid successional red spruce/northern hardwood forest.
These trails connect to the Mossy Trail.
From the center of Greensboro (Willey’s Store), take Wilson St. north for 0.1 mile. Bear right onto Lauredon Ave. Drive 0.6 miles and, at the fork, bear left on Barr Hill Rd. Go 1 mile to the “Barr Hill Natural Area” sign. There is a small winter parking areas here. In other seasons continue past the sign until you reach the large trailhead parking area at the dead end.
AVENZA COMPATIBLE MAP
Caspian Public Beach
A free public beach with a boat launch, seasonal bathrooms, and picnic area.
Beach Road, Greensboro
(Across from Willey’s Store)
Highland Lodge & Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Ski & Snowshoe Trails
Over 105k of groomed nordic ski trails and 20k of snowshoe trails through farms, fields and forests in Craftsbury, Albany, and Greensboro.
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center hosts a large number of other sports and recreation events throughout the year. Membership is free for Greensboro residents.
Access and parking for the ski trails in Greensboro are at the Town Clerk’s Office (82 Craftsbury Road), and at Highland Lodge (1608 Craftsbury Road).
Lake Eligo, a 182 acre lake that drains on both ends, is in both Greensboro and Craftsbury. There is a public beach on the East shore and a boat launch on the West shore.
East Shore: 300 Lake Road, Craftsbury
West Shore: 1730 VT Route 14, Craftsbury
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is a four-season, multi-purpose recreation and transportation corridor across northern Vermont following the former 93-mile Lamoille Valley Railroad (LVRR) rail line from St. Johnsbury to Swanton.
The trail has a 10-foot-wide firm compacted crushed stone surface with 2-foot grass shoulders and wheelchair-accessible grades. The trail is open year-round to non-motorized uses. In the warmer months, the trail can be utilized for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Local snowmobile clubs maintain and groom the trail through winter, allowing for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding.
Long Pond Natural Area
The West shore is accessible by a well worn path and has a good canoe launch. The East shore is accessible by a rough class 4 road and then a walk.
767 acres owned by The Nature Conservancy. 99-acre undeveloped pond. Northern hardwood forest and white cedar swamp.
East Shore: Tamarack Ranch Road. This road becomes very rough requiring a high-clearance vehicle. Drive as far as you feel comfortable then park on the roadside and walk until you reach the Conservancy trail sign-in box. Take the trail past the box and to the left to reach the pond.
West Shore: Long Pond Road (off of Town Highway #8). Park along Town Highway #8 and walk down Long Pond Road.
AVENZA Compatible map
A moderately challenging hiking trail up and around Paddock Hill with an optional spur to Long Pond.
This trail is not maintained and can be difficult to access.
From Willey’s Store in Greensboro, take Cemetery Ridge Rd. (past the post office) onto Garvin Hill Rd. for 3 miles. At the Y junction bear left onto Hill Rd. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Hillcrest Rd. Go 0.75 miles and turn left on Tamarack Ranch Rd. This road becomes very rough requiring a high-clearance vehicle. Drive as far as you feel comfortable then park on the roadside and walk until you reach the Conservancy trail sign-in box. The trail goes uphill to the right. (Long Pond is to the left.)
Avenza compatible map
Porter Brook Trail
Our Community Park
A playground, basketball court, and picnic area. Location of the Memorial Tree Lighting.
Main Street, Greensboro Bend
(Between the Post Office and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail)
Events, Arts & Culture
The mission of the Greensboro Association is to conceive, advance, and support village initiatives and organizations that enhance our community, and to protect Caspian Lake and its surrounding environment.
The Greensboro Association keeps a calendar of local events and hosts the Caspian Challenge race around the lake each summer.
Greensboro Free Library
The Greensboro Free Library’s mission is to bring its community together by providing resources and programs for lifelong learning, enrichment and access to the world of information.
In addition to a large catalog of books, the library has meeting spaces, a maker space, computer and internet access, and hosts events throughout the year.
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro
Greensboro Historical Society
Since its founding in 1977, the Greensboro Historical Society has brought together diverse people from the community: descendants of founding families, new residents, members of the summer community, school children, working people and those who have chosen to retire in our town.
The Historical Society hosts exhibits and presentations throughout the year.
29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro
Highland Center for the Arts
A performing arts venue and visual art gallery hosting events throughout the year.
2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro
Rural Arts Collaborative
The Rural Arts Collaborative’s mission is to cultivate vibrancy in our region through art, recreation, technology, and sustainability. It includes Spark, WonderArts, and GRACE.
RAC hosts many events, runs afterschool programs, and has a shared office and printing space.
Spark: 165 Wilson Street, Greensboro. Downstairs.
The Funky 4th
A morning parade usually on the Saturday closest to July 4th.
Parade Route: Along Breezy Avenue from the Country Club Road to the Town Hall.
Donating, Recycling, Composting & Trash
The Giving Closet
The Giving Closet is a community space where everyone is welcome to donate their lightly used, clean items and also to browse for clothes, kitchen items, books, sporting equipment, costumes, and a whole lot more, to take home at no cost.
2nd Floor of the Town Office Building
82 Craftsbury Road, Greensboro
Check the Town Office Calendar for current hours. All visits require an appointment. Call 533-2911 to schedule.
Trash, Recyclables, Compost Collection
Perry’s collects trash priced by the bag.
Free self-sorted recycling managed by volunteers.
A-Z Recycling Guide
Free compost collection by Black Dirt Farm.
Acceptable Items for Compost poster
Household Hazardous Waste collection is free for towns in the NEK Waste Management District.
NEKWMD HHW 2023 pickup schedule
Saturdays 9 am – 11 am, except holidays.
In the back of the Town Office Building
82 Craftsbury Road, Greensboro
Health & Safety Services
Greensboro Health Officers – A resource for local and regional health concerns
Greensboro Nursing Home – A non-profit organization providing in-house services for both short term rehabilitation and long term care
Hardwick Rescue Squad – A non-profit volunteer ambulance service serving Greensboro, Craftsbury, Hardwick, Walden, Wolcott, Woodbury, and Stannard
Orleans County Sheriff’s Department – Greensboro contracts with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department for police services
Senior Services – A state website with a collection of services and resources for senior citizens
NEK Broadband is a Communications Union District (CUD) that includes every town in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, plus Wolcott. They are building public infrastructure to help ensure that every address that has existing electric utility service will have access to affordable, reliable, and high-speed broadband internet. As a non-profit municipality, any revenue created will go towards building and repairing infrastructure and increasing affordability for our residents.
Learn more and register at: https://nekbroadband.org
Newspapers & Online Groups
the Chronicle – an online and print newspaper covering the towns in Orleans County
Front Porch Forum – an online neighborhood forum
Hardwick Gazette – an online newspaper covering the towns of Cabot, Calais, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Hardwick, Marshfield, Plainfield, Stannard, Walden, Wolcott, and Woodbury
News & Citizen – a free online and print newspaper covering the towns in Lamoille County