Huntington Community Forest
The Trust for Public Land teamed up with the Town of Huntington and the Vermont Land Trust to create Huntington Community Forest. Immediately adjacent to the Brewster-Pierce Memorial School in the heart of Huntington, Vermont, the 245-acre property provides the school with an outdoor classroom where kids can learn about the natural world every day, all year long–no permission slip required.
Huntington is the closest town to the iconic Camel’s Hump trail, but the steep terrain is too grueling for many residents. This community forest creates an outdoor space that people of all abilities can enjoy. A trail network offers exceptional accessibility for town residents and visitors to run, hike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski. By protecting the property’s riparian areas, wetlands, river corridors, and headwater streams we’ve enhanced flood resiliency in the Huntington River Watershed and also protected the school’s drinking water. Huntington Community Forest is now open, welcoming people of all ages to get outside and explore the trails. Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, and officials in Huntington who made this possible.