In order to foster habitat conservation, watershed integrity, education and the enduring connection of people to the natural world, we acquire and provide access to lands along the Windmill Hill Ridgeline and nearby areas.

Wear Hunter’s Orange

There are different hunting seasons from September 1-December 31.
For safety’s sake, it’s best to wear fluorescent hunter’s orange while hiking.

The Fall 2017 Newsletter
is here!

“A Gift Remembering a
Special Place and Friend”

Read more here about
Marion Berry and Her Bequest

Saxtons River Valley
Trails Initiative

Read here about that successful program.

Additions & Updates

New Trail Use Requests

Click Here

New Strategic Plan

Click Here

Trail Guides Available

Click Here

Planned Giving Opportunities with Vermont Community Foundation

Click Here

Proposed Trail from Athens
to Saxtons River

Click Here

Invitation and Holiday Wishes

Whether you walk in our woods regularly or have never experienced their quiet and varied beauty, the Pinnacle Association invites you to enjoy them this holiday season and to introduce our woods and trails to someone new to them. Please visit Trails & Maps for entry points and maps to discover WHPA’s everlasting gift of nature to you. Best wishes for joyous holidays and a new year filled with nature’s wonders.

Welcome to the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association!

View from Bear Hill Photo:  Craig Arnold

View from Bear Hill    © Craig Arnold

The Pinnacle is the highest and most scenic peak (+/-1683 feet) in Westminster, Vermont. It is located on the Windmill Ridge, straddling the Brookline/Westminster line. The view from the Pinnacle overlooks Hedgehog Gulf in Brookline and westward to Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain, over 20 miles away.

The dream of conserving the Pinnacle developed as a use of the Jamie Latham Memorial Fund, established in November 1991 to honor a young man who had loved this beautiful spot. From this beginning, the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association was formed. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that has expanded its land-conservation efforts, linked and extended trail systems, inspired dedicated volunteers, and fostered effective partnerships.

Pinnacle lands — with the inclusion of additions in the Bald Hill and Athens Dome areas — now consist of 1,938 +/- acres in Rockingham, Athens, Grafton, Brookline, and Westminster. These publicly-accessible lands include a 25-mile hiking trail system and wildlife sanctuary.

We invite you to experience these beautiful places, help us protect these special habitats, and introduce these lands to others through our recreational and educational programs. As you investigate our website and learn more, we hope you will become an ardent supporter of the Pinnacle Association and our important conservation work.