Tony Clark

Anthony Morell “Tony” Clark was born in Wales, United Kingdom, on March 21, 1944 and grew up in France before coming to the states in the late 60’s.

In 1969 Tony and his first wife, Martha, bought Blueberry Hill Inn (BBH) from the Masterton family. The property was originally a 1,000 acre farm from the Goshen four corners all the way almost to Goshen Dam, purchased in the day for $25,000.

Martha and Tony embarked on an adventure displaying beautiful gardens, home grown delicious food and a cross-country ski business. For many years BBH hosted state-wide cross-country ski competitions. In addition, these trails were the site of ski races like the “Great American Ski Race,” and foot races such as the “Goshen Gallop” which is now in its 45th year and is branded as “the toughest 10k in New England”, as well the iconic Pig Race in March. Many Goshen kids and residents learned to ski at Blueberry Hill have fond memories of these adventures.

Over those years Tony befriended countless neighbors and visitors, sharing stories over delicious and creative meals, or along the trails or just by the side of the road. Tony could often be seen or found on his tractor mowing the fields or clearing trails. If you were lucky your roadside conversation continued inside the inn with tea and cookies. Tony absolutely loved being a host to thousands of visitors from all over the world, neighbors, and friends at Blueberry Hill.

Tony owned and operated the Blueberry Hill Inn & XC Ski Center for over 50+ years. Throughout his lifetime he built and maintained a network of more than 35 kilometers of cross-country skiing and hiking trails around the inn and on U.S. forest lands. He was committed to providing access to year-round outdoor recreational experiences throughout his life and it was this passion that led him to work as part of the foundational leadership in the Moosalamoo Association and the U.S. Forest Service to develop the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. This designation in the Green Mountains is a unique designation that will protect recreational opportunities in the region for generations to come.

Tony was a true legacy in Goshen. On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Tony passed away peacefully with family at his side. His wit will be greatly missed at town meetings, on the side of the road, or on the trail.

Tony is survived by his former wife and inn business partner Shari Brown. She continues to invest in their shared passion for BBH, honoring his legacy while creatively seeking additional recreational opportunities for new generations of travelers anticipating adventures, delicious food, and mountain loads of memories in the land of Goshen.

Tony also leaves behind his four children – Britta Clark of Portland Maine, Timothy Clark of Leicester, Christopher Clark of Winthrop, Wash., and Oliver Clark of Denver, CO; three granddaughters, Ashley Clark of Leicester, and Sisu and Neva Clark of Winthrop, Wash.