Westford Gathers to Celebrate the Maple Shade Town Forest

Westford Gathers to Celebrate the Maple Shade Town Forest

This June, the Westford community had the grand opening of the Maple Shade Forest. Residents and friends gathered to cut the ribbon, take their first walk on the land, and celebrate the protection of scenic stretch of farmland, forestland, and stone walls of the...
Putney Mountain Association Buys West Cliff Trail Land

Putney Mountain Association Buys West Cliff Trail Land

From a public parking area off of Putney Mountain Road in Brookline, the West Cliff Trail leads hikers to Putney Mountain and its stunning vistas of the valleys below. The trail connects to an expansive trail system that follows the 16-mile Windmill Ridge over the...
The Land that Brings Us Together

The Land that Brings Us Together

Last spring, Mad River Valley families received worrying news about their beloved Mad River Park. For 12 years, children learned to play soccer and lacrosse on this privately owned land, leased to the Town of Waitsfield. Now the 10-acre property was going up for sale....
A Chance to Build a Trail through Bluffside Farm in Newport

A Chance to Build a Trail through Bluffside Farm in Newport

Imagine a recreation path that connects Newport City to bike paths in Canada. With Lake Memphremagog to the west and farms and forestland to the east, this seven-mile trail would be a major attraction for visitors and bring their business to local shops, hotels, and restaurants.