Announcing the New Deer Run Nature Preserve

Announcing the New Deer Run Nature Preserve

December 3, 2019 — We are excited to announce that southeastern Vermont has a new nature preserve! Located on the town lines of Dummerston and Brookline, the new Deer Run Nature Preserve is available for hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, birdwatching, and more. The...
Rallying Around a Beloved Mountain

Rallying Around a Beloved Mountain

Prospect Mountain in Woodford Tucked away in the small town of Woodford sits Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center, a network of 30 kilometers of skillfully groomed trails with consistently good snow. The mountain is a hub of activity with skiers of all ages and...
No Other Place Quite Like It

No Other Place Quite Like It

Kingdom Heritage Lands at 20 Years Twenty years ago, the largest land sale in modern Vermont history resulted in the protection of some 132,000 acres of woods in far northeastern Vermont. It is one of the largest and wildest swaths of forest in the state. Initially...
Progress continues on Bluffside Farm trail connector

Progress continues on Bluffside Farm trail connector

We’re excited to start work on the new trail that will result in a seven-mile, car-free recreational trail connecting downtown Newport with trails in Canada. In July 2019, we contracted with DeWolfe Engineering Associates to develop the engineering plans for the...
Large Wetlands Protected for Wildlife and for Public Use

Large Wetlands Protected for Wildlife and for Public Use

The largest wetland area in Hinesburg, located off Baldwin Road, spans about 200 acres. It is home to beavers and a host of other animals. In 2013, a large portion of these wetlands were protected when members of the Carse family conserved 225 acres with VLT and...