During his terms in office former
Governor Howard Dean worked with legislators to conserve much of the Long Trail. He spoke
to VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb by phone from his home in Burlington, where he’s been recovering from hip surgery.
return now to "The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath Through History," our series about the 100th
anniversary of the trail. As
nearly everyone knows, the trail runs 270 miles along the ridgeline of the Green Mountains. But
a valuable part of the trail’s history isn’t in the mountains at all.
month, VPR is airing "The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath Through History." We’ll
explore a century on the trail, and its influence on the history and culture of
begin in Killington at an intersection of the footpath and the highway, a spot
where "end-to-enders" gather for rest and encouragement.