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.

Help Plan A New Trail

You’re invited to help plan a new hiking trail from Athens/Rockingham to Saxtons River. Information meeting is on Tuesday October 27 at 7 PM at Main Street Arts. Read more here.

Panel Discussion

The Challenge of
Balancing Recreation and Conservation

Wednesday November 18, 7 PM
Westminster West Church
Conservation organizations and the
Public are invited.
Read more here.

Trail Guides Available

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Roger explains side-hill drainage. © Sarah Waldo.

Volunteers keep Pinnacle’s 20 miles of trails safe and inviting for hikers. Here Roger Haydock demonstrates how to improve side-hill drainage. Observing left to right are Molly Wilson, Oliver Brody, and Rick Cowan.
Photo by Sarah Waldo.

View from Paul's Ledges

View from Paul's Ledges

Welcome to the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association!

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 1,808 +/- acres in Rockingham, Athens, Grafton, Brookline, and Westminster. These publicly-accessible lands include a 20-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.  

WATER IN TREES: Its Uptake and Ascent

Read the full article by Arthur Westing

View from The Pinnacle – ceramic-tile work by Carol Keiser.

View from The Pinnacle – ceramic-tile work by Carol Keiser.