Dowsville Headwaters

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Dowsville Headwaters, Vermont
Photo credit: 
Jerry and Marcy Monkman

Located in Duxbury, Vermont, the 2,085 acres known as the Dowsville Headwaters sits adjacent to Camel’s Hump State Park, one of Vermont’s most iconic sites. The Trust for Public Land is now working with the Mad River Valley community and the State of Vermont to add the property to the park, benefiting mountain bikers, hikers, backcountry skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, and other lovers of the outdoors while protecting critical habitat for a variety of native species, including Bicknell’s thrush, black bear, bobcat, ruffed grouse, and wild brook trout. The land includes seven miles of trails, is visible from Camel’s Hump, the Long Trail, and the Mad River Scenic Byway, and is within a day’s drive of 70 million people. Protecting this land will also improve water quality and enhance flood resiliency in the Winooski River Watershed and Lake Champlain Basin.

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