Links to Other Recreational Interests

The Winooski Valley Park District provides residents in the Chittenden County area with large natural areas for outdoor recreation and education. It is a public, non-profit corporation that was charted in 1972. It is funded by its member communities, membership dues, grants and private donation. The Park District's goals are to acquire and manage open space, wildlife habitat, and natural areas. Their Colchester Pond site connects to Essex's Indian Brook Conservation Area.

Partners in Adventure Day Camp provides unique experiences to young people with and without disabilities, that foster independence and build self-esteem. is a collaborative venture between the National Recreation and Park Association and This landmark database allows citizens to find recreation facilities and associated associated activities in virtually every American neighborhood.

The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury - the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.

University of Minnesota Assignment Calculator. Tell the form on this site the topic of your next school paper and when the beast is due, and this site will quickly map a schedule of attack with advice on what to do, how to do it, and what sort of resources can help.

The Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders.
At the heart of the institute's work is the framework of 40 developmental assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

GoGirlGo! - a program geared toward attracting girls, ages 8-18, into being active. This site has been launched by the non-profit Women's Sports Foundation, whose three year initiative includes; $2.6 million in grants for activity programs that serve economically disadvantaged girls; advice from Olympic and other top female athletes about female health; adult mentors for girls and high school athletes as peer leaders who promote exercise; and the GoGirlGo web site which includes tips on becoming involved in a variety of sports activities.

VRPA - the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association provides support services and programs for the professionals and volunteers who advocate high quality recreation and park experiences for the people and visitors of Vermont.

NRPA - For more than 40 years the National Recreation and Parks Association has advocated the importance of thriving, local park systems, the opportunity for all Americans to lead healthy, active lifestyles, and the preservation of great community places.

Essex United Soccer - league and registration information.

Find and Go Seek
FindandGoSeek is an easy way to discover and share what’s great (and not so great) to do and see in the Champlain Valley Region of Vermont. They’ve taken the time to organize the information you need, so that you don’t have to. Thousands of family / kid things to do in Vermont. Know before you go.

Local Motion Trail Finder - Your source for hiking, biking, and cross country ski trails in Chittenden County and beyond.
link to trails in Essex

This is the official site of the Town of Essex, Vermont