Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Lake Memphremagog stretches north from Newport, rounding a forested point and reaching toward Canada. The view of the lake from downtown Newport City, enhanced by the undeveloped bluff just across the bay, is one of Newport’s most important scenic assets. The...
Ski Trails Expand onto Bluffside Farm

Ski Trails Expand onto Bluffside Farm

Ski Trails Expand onto Bluffside Farm The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) and Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) are thrilled to announce that MSTF’s ski trail system has expanded onto Bluffside Farm in Newport City, which is owned by VLT. The new trail loop extends...
Braintree Mountain Forestland Restored and Reconnected

Braintree Mountain Forestland Restored and Reconnected

For Julie and Peter Parker, forest stewardship is a hands-on endeavor. They bought a farmhouse and 187 acres on the western slope of the Braintree Mountains in Granville in 1980. Over the next few decades, the Parkers purchased adjoining parcels that were heavily...
Mad River Park Will Stay Public

Mad River Park Will Stay Public

For the past 12 years, school children of the Mad River Valley have learned to play soccer and lacrosse at Mad River Park, a privately owned property that was leased to the Town of Waitsfield. When the owners of the field decided they wanted to sell the 10-acre...