On May 3, 2023

Jedi Trails return to Rutland County May 6-7 

Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7—POULTNEY & RUTLAND—Come Alive Outside and its partners are inviting Star Wars fans of all ages and abilities to get out on the trails for their third annual Jedi Trails! Jedi Trails will be taking place on May 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Poultney at River and Rail Trail near ReClaimed and on May 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rutland at Pine Hill Park on the Lower Georgetti Trail. 

Go find the 1,000 Grogus (baby Yodas) that have been lost on two trails in Rutland County — it is up to you to find them! If you find a Grogu, you may keep him.

Besides providing hidden Grogus, Come Alive Outside, Partners for Prevention, and Slate Valley Trails, Bayada, The Mint, and New Story will have information on their organizations and Star Wars themed-activities at these events. Food trucks Frickin’ Chicken and So-Full Sisters will also be on site with food for hungry Jedis and Wookies. For a third year in a row, the 501st will be making an appearance and attendees will have a chance to meet their favorite Star Wars characters.

“The Jedi Trails event is such a great opportunity for all ages to get outside with family and friends, connect with your community, and learn about the beautiful resources our area has to offer,” said Heather Brouillard, regional prevention partnership coordinator of RRMC’s Rutland Health Foundation. “Beyond all the fun we have at both locations that weekend, we hope this event will encourage everyone to make outdoor activities a regular part of their lives this coming year.”

“We were amazed by the turnout last year!” said Haley Rice, marketing and program manager at Come Alive Outside. “Over 600 people came to Jedi Trails. This year, we have twice as many Grogus to find, so we’re ready! We can’t wait to see some familiar faces and make some new friends on the trails this year.”

Poultney, Saturday

For the Jedi Trail in Poultney on May 6, the trail is River and Rail Trail near ReClaimed and is made of gravel, crushed stone and cinder. It is flat, and 6 feet wide in most places. Bikes are allowed on this part of the trail and Grogus will be hidden on the 1st half-mile of the trail. Folks can also walk/bike as much as they feel like and then turn around and walk back the way they came. The nearest restroom is the bathroom at Poultney Citgo. 

Rutland, Sunday

For the Jedi Trail in Rutland on May 7, Park at Georgetti Complex,  2 Oak St Ext. The trail is an uneven dirt surface, and is 3 feet wide in most places. Bikes are not allowed on this part of this trail and this trail is not wheelchair accessible. Grogus will be hidden along the 1/8 mile section of the Pine Cone Adventure Forest. The “Star Wars Character Encyclopedia” will also be on the trail’s storywalk. The nearest restroom is the Porta Potty near the parking lot.

For more information on the Jedi Trails, visit: ComeAliveOutside.com/events.

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