A mix of forestland, wetlands, and open meadow, the Blueberry Lake property provides outstanding opportunities for recreation, including swimming, fishing, hiking, ice skating and cross-country skiing. And its location, adjacent to the Roxbury State Forest, offers prime habitat for songbirds, black bear, and other wildlife.
The effort to protect the land reached its first milestone in 2000 when the town of Warren acquired a 4-acre property on Mills Brook, including the small dam that forms the lake. Several months later, thanks to the support of the Vermont Congressional delegation, TPL helped the Green Mountain National Forest acquire roughly 370 acres around this popular swimming hole, including nearly the entire lakeshore. The final phase of the project was completed in 2002 when 140 acres on Prickley Mountain were added to the National Forest.
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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.