Be Active

There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and be active in Putney. Below you’ll find information about just few:

Stop in at the West Hill Shop where they can send you off on a ride to match your mood. No bike? No problem, the West Hill Shop offers gravel road bikes for rent, the perfect match for our dirt roads.

The Putney Mountain Association and Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association both steward extensive mountain and ridgeline trail systems. You can find more information and trail maps on their websites.

If you pop in to the Putney General Store, you can find a trails guide to Putney. This map details walking loops throughout town, many of which are excellent on a bike as well. There is even a walking tour of the historic architecture of our town, created by the Putney Historical Society.

The Putney Town Forest trailhead is located behind the Putney Central School. The trailhead is a gateway for many great walking trails that are family and dog friendly.

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The Putney Town Pool, located behind the Putney Central Schools is a excellent choice for a family swim. The pool features a zero entry design, friendly staff, a picnic pavilion, and a water slide. If you ask a local, you’re likely to hear about a few favorite swimming holes as well, tucked away just off the beaten path.

With a boat launch on the Connecticut River, it is easy to get out in the water and enjoy a day exploring the river. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and explore this historic river.

In the historic ballroom of the Putney Tavern is Putney Moves, a community centered Yoga studio. With classes offered every day you’re sure to be able to squeeze in some yoga while in town.

Check out these options for getting active: