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    Anyone recommend Mill Stone Hill, Vermont?

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    Would anyone recommend riding at Mill Stone Hill in Vermont?
    I heard it's as good as Kingdom Trails... wondering what your comparison is...
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    If Ginn has his way, Mill Stone Hill might wind up being better than the Kingdom trails in East Burke. It's a shame, The kingdom trails are really good.

    Published: Sunday, February 10, 2008
    By Candace Page
    Free Press Staff Writer

    BURKE -- The town Development Review Board has begun to consider permits for what is described as the largest development ever in northeastern Vermont, a luxury resort likely to transform this corner of the Northeast Kingdom.

    The Ginn Co., a Florida developer specializing in private golf courses and the million-dollar houses that surround them, purchased the Burke Mountain ski area in 2005. Over 10 years, it proposes to build 1,024 condominiums and homes, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a spa, shops and restaurants.

    "Bridgemor" -- the name is intended to evoke the state's covered bridges -- would more than double the number of people and houses in Burke, a town of 1,700. Skier visits on peak days would quadruple, from 500 to 2,000 or more.

    While Ginn's $100 million plans are not out of scale with four-season resort development at other Vermont ski areas, the company's impact is expected to ripple beyond Burke's boundaries into more remote parts of the Northeast Kingdom, the state's most rural corner.

    Incomes are modest in this part of Vermont. The population of many towns numbers only in the hundreds, and much of the forested landscape belongs to moose, bear and deer.

    To many residents, the prospect of hundreds of million-dollar houses and half-million-dollar condominiums seems as unlikely, and scary, as an invasion of elephants.
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    Thanks for the info Mr. S; i guess we'll ride 'em while we can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    If Ginn has his way, Mill Stone Hill might wind up being better than the Kingdom trails in East Burke. It's a shame, The kingdom trails are really good.

    Published: Sunday, February 10, 2008
    By Candace Page
    Free Press Staff Writer

    BURKE -- The town Development Review Board has begun to consider permits for what is described as the largest development ever in northeastern Vermont, a luxury resort likely to transform this corner of the Northeast Kingdom.

    The Ginn Co., a Florida developer specializing in private golf courses and the million-dollar houses that surround them, purchased the Burke Mountain ski area in 2005. Over 10 years, it proposes to build 1,024 condominiums and homes, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a spa, shops and restaurants.

    "Bridgemor" -- the name is intended to evoke the state's covered bridges -- would more than double the number of people and houses in Burke, a town of 1,700. Skier visits on peak days would quadruple, from 500 to 2,000 or more.

    While Ginn's $100 million plans are not out of scale with four-season resort development at other Vermont ski areas, the company's impact is expected to ripple beyond Burke's boundaries into more remote parts of the Northeast Kingdom, the state's most rural corner.

    Incomes are modest in this part of Vermont. The population of many towns numbers only in the hundreds, and much of the forested landscape belongs to moose, bear and deer.

    To many residents, the prospect of hundreds of million-dollar houses and half-million-dollar condominiums seems as unlikely, and scary, as an invasion of elephants.
    Wow. This would be a travesty to one of the nicest parts of the country. It's so undevolped in the NEK, which is what I feel is the charm.

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    So. I don't get it. He is going to close the Burke side of the Kingdom Trails? I would imagine most of the development would be at the base of the resort, a la killington and Stratton. How does this impact the trails exactly?

    I am definately interested and have to find out more about this.

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    The same thing was about to hapen to DuPont St Forest. After a public uproar the State stepped in and "bought" the land from the developer and saved some great riding an hiking in the southeast. The way the state went about it was sketchy but the public gets to enjoy it now instead of just a select few. I hope things work out for you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    So. I don't get it. He is going to close the Burke side of the Kingdom Trails? I would imagine most of the development would be at the base of the resort, a la killington and Stratton. How does this impact the trails exactly?

    I am definately interested and have to find out more about this.
    The section Ginn wants to develop for the golf course is on an area where some of the best trails that Kingdom has.
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    which trails?

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    please don't let it be Sidewinder.
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    or Tody's Tour.
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    Can't find anymore info but have been checking daily for an kind of news.
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