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...
Waitsfield Buys Gateway to Scrag Town Forest

Waitsfield Buys Gateway to Scrag Town Forest

Back in 1991, the Scrag Forest Corporation donated forestland along the ridge of Scrag Mountain to the Town of Waitsfield, which conserved the forest with VLT to guarantee that the land would remain undeveloped and open to the public. Over the years, the Scrag Town...
Learning on the Land: Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Learning on the Land: Merck Forest & Farmland Center

The 3,100 acres of the Merck Forest & Farmland Center in Rupert—one of Vermont’s largest blocks of private conserved woodland—has become an immense, diverse outdoor classroom. The massive property is managed sustainably and offers activities ranging from hiking...
Sharing the Land: Burlington’s Newest Park

Sharing the Land: Burlington’s Newest Park

Just off busy North Avenue in Burlington’s Old North End, a trail leads westward toward Lake Champlain. It goes past community gardens and into a swatch of woods on land that once be-longed to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont and more recently, Burlington...