Norwich, Vermont is located in Windsor County and has a population of about 3,414. It is located along the Connecticut River.

Norwich, Vt.

Norwich, Vermont is located in Windsor County and has a population of about 3,363. It is located along the Connecticut River, is home to many businesses and nonprofit organizations, and has a vibrant downtown and village green.  The Appalachian Trail runs through a wooded section of Norwich and comes out on Elm Street, leading down to Main Street.  From there the A.T. follows Rte 5 down to the Ledyard Bridge and crosses over the Connecticut River into Hanover, NH.  There are many local businesses that are welcoming to hikers as well as a large system of trails that is part of the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.  Norwich is proud to be home to The Montshire Museum, only a short spur off the A.T.  There is an active Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm starting in May and running until the end of October.  The market is located on Route 5 South, only a little over a mile from the A.T.

Hiker Resource: The A.T. Hiker FAQ’s booklet for the Hanover, NH and Norwich, VT area includes special offers and services for hikers, including a list of restaurants, hotels, parking, transportation, laundry, lodging, camping and more!

The Norwich Public Library warmly welcomes hikers, offering cool and inviting spaces to relax. Catch up with friends and family and find something good to read on the Trail.  Free Internet access is available through our 24/7 Wi-FI and public computers. Take time to explore the paperback book exchange for free books.  The best part, they never have to be returned! Want to catch up on world events? Check out the diverse magazine collection and The New York Times.  The Library is open: Monday 1 – 8PM, Tues, Wed. & Friday 10 – 5:30PM, Thursday 10 – 8PM and Saturday 10 – 3PM.

Get Involved

Green Mountain Club

The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains. Learn more and become a member today at

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ATC Volunteer Program

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help maintain the A.T. and assist in our visitor center and headquarters. Opportunities range from greeting visitors and providing information about local hikes to joining a Trail crew for week-long maintenance trips, gaining first-hand experience in what it takes to keep the A.T. open and enjoyable for millions each year. Learn more at

Banner photo taken by Stephen Flanders. This photo is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. This image has not been modified in any way.