Less than a mile from the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail, the Mendon Brook property features Northern Hardwood forests , meadows, and wetlands that provide extensive recreational opportunities-from hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing to hunting and snowmobiling on four miles of VAST snowmobile trails. The property also provides access to Mendon Brook, a wild trout stream and the headwaters of the Cold River.
For years, conservationists have hoped to protect these 971 acres as an addition to Coolidge State Forest and a link to the Aitken State Forest. In addition to safeguarding recreational opportunities, conserving the property would also provide permanent forested habitat for the black bear, moose, and bobcat that range along the spine of the Green Mountains. The Trust for Public Land is working with the State of Vermont and the local community to make it happen.