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.

Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Sabra Ewing has vivid childhood memories of long Sunday walks with her class at The Mountain School in Vershire. The children would follow the Cross Rivendell Trail to the clearing atop Flag Pole Hill, where a flag flies to this day. Years later the owners of the hill...
Bullard Lumber Conserves Forest in Eden and Hyde Park

Bullard Lumber Conserves Forest in Eden and Hyde Park

Bullard Lumber, which first began operation in the 1800s, was known for a unique processing method that turned green maple into golf tees at a mill in North Hyde Park. During the 1950s and ‘60s, the company was the largest golf tee manufacturer in the world, producing...
Large Stretch of Forest Conserved in Eden and Hyde Park

Large Stretch of Forest Conserved in Eden and Hyde Park

January 23, 2018  Don and Bonnie Bullard worked with the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation to permanently conserve over 1,400 acres of working forest in Hyde Park and Eden. The forestland was protected with funding from the...
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...