About the Program

May the Fourth is the commemorative day that celebrates all things Star Wars. The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as in “May the Fourth be with you”.

We thought it would be fun to combine this fandom tradition with the health and wellness benefits of getting outdoors.  From April 30th-May 10th, there will be On-Your-Own Activity Guides (Jedi Training Trails) at 4 trailheads in Rutland County, VT.

Due to popular demand and a rainy week, we have extended the May the Fourth Trails and added even MORE baby yodas to our participating Slate Valley Trails through May 17th!

This program is brought to you by a collaboration between Come Alive Outside, Slate Valley Trails, Vermont Youth Project, Pine Hill Park and Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and Vermont Adaptive.

To Participate:

1) Go to one of the four locations and snag a Jedi Training Trail Guide. You may also download one here.
2) Follow the trail and complete the required training activities along the way.
3) When you have completed all the activities, come back here and take the survey at the bottom of this page. Anyone who completes the training and survey will get a Jedi Order Necklace mailed to them in June.
 
BONUS: Keep your senses open, young Padawan! Each designated Jedi Training Trail has many Grogus (Baby Yodas) hidden on it.  If you find Grogu, you may keep him. 
 

Email Arwen@comealiveoutside.com a photo of you and Grogu on the trail and you will also receive a Hydroflask with a Come Alive Outside sticker! 

We encourage you to tag your adventures with @ComeAliveOutside on FB and Instagram!

(Want to explore more trails beyond the May the Fourth trails? We recommend checking out the AllTrails App!)

Check trail conditions before going to trails and please respect any trail closures. We want to protect fragile trails in the spring.

Participating Trails

RUTLAND, VT

Pine Hill Park

TRAIL OPEN AS OF MAY 1
  1. Pinecone Adventure Trail (Lower Giorgetti Loop)
  • 2 Oak St Ext, Rutland,
  • Description:Dirt, single-path, easy level
  • Total distance: 1/2 Mile loop
  • Additional Notes: There is also a new Forest Tale on this path in honor of our May the Fourth tribute.  Star Wars Creatures Big and Small by Calliope Glass will be up through the end of May.

POULTNEY & WELLS, VT

Slate Valley Trails

NOTE: WE WILL HAVE JEDI TRAIL GUIDES AND BABY YODAS ON THE BELOW TRAILS THROUGH MAY 17.

1. Fairgrounds Trailhead (Merry Go Round Trail)
Merry Go Round Trail Open as of May 2
 
  • 131 Town Farm Rd, Poultney
  • Description: Moderate hills, rocky uneven terrain.
  • Total distance= 1.5 miles
  • Additional Notes: Jedi Trail rerouted from Bumper Cars to Merry Go Round Trail due to trail conditions.
2. Poultney River and Rail Trail (Rail Section)
TRAIL OPEN AS OF MAY 1
 
  • Description: Wheelchair accessible, out and back- wide, flat, straight trail with grass, gravel, packed earth, easy level.
  • Total distance=2 miles
  • Additional notes: Pick up Jedi Training Trail Guide at REclaimED
3. Delaney Woods (Bearded Hen Trail)
Visit between Noon-5 (Turkey Hunting Season)
  • East Delaney cross Rd. Wells, VT
  • Additional Notes: Just under one mile, one way. Can make it a loop using Bucksnort to SVTr1 then Delaney Crossroad back to parking Lot.

Finished? Click the link below to take the survey and claim your prize.

Questions? Contact Arwen@comealiveoutside.com
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