Founded by two-time Olympian John Morton, Morton Trails provides expert guidance in the planning, design, and construction of sport and recreational trail systems for cross country skiing, walking, running, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, equestrian and other outdoor activities. We also help landowners, state and local governments, developers, non-profits, and other organizations create sustainable, economically vibrant, active outdoor communities.
Large or small, private or public, urban or rural, trails are now recognized as one of the most highly valued amenities for communities and property owners.
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"When it comes to the virtues of snow, John Morton is a visionary. He envisions cross-country ski trails where none exist, conjuring up a euphoric glide, a heart- pounding descent, or a breathtaking vista through woods that offer no hint of their potential as a winter playground until he makes it happen."
-- Chris Wren for Vermont Magazine
"I cannot imagine anyone equaling John Morton in abilities as a ski trail designer. Utilizing the insights of a lifetime on skis, John brings great vision, patience, and determination to his work, and the result is sheer artistry."
-- Rist Bonnefond, Headmaster, Kents Hill School, Maine
"As soon as we identified trails as a key feature of the site, we knew we wanted John Morton to be the resource to design those trails."
-- John Eldredge, Chairman, Cumberland Town Lands and Conservation Commission
Spring, Summer and Fall Action
On cross country trails by Morton Trails
Trapp Family Lodge: Running series and mountain biking on the 7.5K Morton’s Maze Race Course, Stowe, Vermont
Pineland Farms: Running, orienteering, mountain biking, and horseback activities near Portland, Maine
Thetford Academy: Fun runs every Tuesday evening, the Woods Trail Cross Country Running Invitational, and the Vermont High School XC Running Championships, Thetford, Vermont
On cross country ski trails by Morton Trails
Rikert Touring Center at Breadloaf: Internationally Certified XC Skiing Race Courses host of NCAA Ski Championships, Middlebury College, Vermont
Quarry Road Trails, FIS homologated trails at Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Bond Brook Race Trails, Host of Eastern Cup Races, Pending FIS Homologation, Augusta, Maine
Trapp Family Lodge, Host of UVM Carnival and Eastern Cup, FIS Homologated Trails, Stowe, Vermont
Morton Trails is a proud member of the following organizations: