The Recreation Department provides a wide array of sports camps during the summer which include soccer, basketball, and tennis, and also other programs including children’s summer program, and swimming lessons at the Town’s pool. Copies of the Chester Summer Recreation Program are available late spring which includes specific information concerning dates, times, and fees for each activity. The Department oversees of the pool when open and adult swim hours are available during the summer. Sports such as baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and flag football are also offered. Information concerning these programs can be obtained from this web site or from the Town Office.
BLACK FLY BASEBALL and GM SOFTBALL CLINICS: We will run baseball and softball clinics for hitting, fielding, and pitching skills over April vacation on Tuesday, April 17th, Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th at the Little League fields on Lovers Lane. Grades: 2nd - 6th Grade Time: 12-2PM. Cost is $5 per day. We need a minimum of 10 for each so please sign up by Wed. April 11th. Lacrosse Clinic $20 fee for each participant. Includes both weekend clinics Minimum of 10 participants to run this program Grades 4-6 girls and boys **EVERY PARTICIPANT MUST HAVE A MOUTH GUARD! Clinic 4/22/18 - Introducing the history and the game of Lacrosse. - Learning the motion of the cradle through body movements and techniques. - Learning how to aim and throw ball from sticks with the correct formation with the throwing arm while being still. Clinic 4/29/18: - Reviewing the motion of the cradle and throwing techniques with throwing arm. - Learning to run with the ball while cradling. - Introducing throwing the ball while running and how to catch the ball while running - Introducing the different techniques to make goals with throwing arm. ( how you shoot vs. how to throw)
2018 Baseball & Softball Registration for Pre-K through 6th Grade Please see here- Spring Brochure Registration for youth baseball and softball will be from Monday, February 26th until Friday, March 16th. You can register at Chester Town Hall from 8am-4pm weekdays. You can also get registration forms at CAES. Registration fee is $30.00 for 3rd-6th grade & $25 for Pre-Kindergarten-2nd grade. PLEASE help us plan our programs by enrolling your child during this 3 week period. There will be a $5.00 late fee for any sign-ups after March 16th. Forms can be found here: Youth Sports Registration Picture Order Form- Denise E. Photography
The Chester Town Trails - Lost Mine and Butternut Hill Trails located in the Chester Town Forest are a great place to go hiking. The parking area and trail-heads are easy to find by following Route 11 West out of Chester. Take a right at the Stone Hearth Inn, 698 VT Route 11 West, to access the trial -heads.
For the Butternut Trail, follow Reservoir Road 1.8 miles to take a right onto Lovers Lane. The trial -head can be found 400 Feet up on the right.
For the Lost Mine Trial, follow Reservoir Road .9 miles to take a right onto Water Farm Road. The trial-head can be found .3 miles up on the right.
The Green Mountain Nature Trail is a 1.8 mile loop trail that traverses through a 160 acre forest adjacent to Green Mountain Union High School (GMUHS). The trail offers a moderate hike that winds and climbs through beautiful evergreen and hardwood forests. The trail also features a large glacial boulder, stone walls, a wooden footbridge, rock culverts and views of the South Branch Williams River. The trail is used year-round by school and community members for hiking, running, birding, orienteering and snowshoeing. The trail-head is located behind GMUHS and can be accessed by crossing the narrow, wooden footbridge (near the lower soccer field) and looking for the trail-head marker on the left . Please note that the trail is not accessible to the public when school is in session. See map here for more details- Green Mountain Nature Trail Map
Chester, VT has a 9 hole Disc Golf course located on Lovers Lane Road near the Town Pool. The course is mapped out along the woods and the surrounding area. The Chester Disc Golf Course is a challenging 9 hole course with multiple tee boxes (for beginner and advanced players), DB-3 baskets with inner chains and good signage. The course is mostly played in the woods with lots of trees in play. Free. For more information and to see upcoming events and tournaments please visit their Facebook page.