Wolcott Community Forest

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Vermont is known for its beautiful natural landscapes—bucolic farms, awe-inspiring mountaintops, and vast forests that draw millions of visitors every year. However, not all Vermonters have the same access to local greenspace. The Trust for Public Land is partnering with the Town of Wolcott and the Northern Rivers Land Trust to conserve and create Wolcott Community Forest, allowing close-to-home opportunities for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, mountain biking—and the physical, mental, and social benefits that nature brings—for the Wolcott community and beyond.

The creation of Wolcott Community Forest will add 307 acres of new public land within walking distance of the center of Wolcott and directly adjacent to the Wolcott Elementary School, Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and the proposed Velomont Trail. The new community forest will provide a local gathering space where teachers can guide students in outdoor education, and the community can stay active through a network of trails or bond with their neighbors while enjoying an outdoor concert on the property’s picturesque open field.