Crafstbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Road
The Northeast Kingdom is home to more than 206,000 acres of conserved farms and forestland. Join us for the day to explore a few these special places and learn about cultivating the connection to land from our keynote speaker, Kenneth Holbrook.
Field trips will start at 9:00 am and leave from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827). Lunch will be at noon back at the Activites Center building at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center folllowed by the keynote speaker and VLT's member business meeting.
Field Trip Options
1. Vegetable Farm Tour - Meet at 9 am. Easy.
Tour the packaging facility at Pete’s Greens and learn how this four-season vegetable farm operates.
2. Dairy Farm Tour - Meet at 9:45 am. Easy.
Visit Sweet Rowen Farmstead to meet their small herd of Vermont Heritage Lineback cattle and see how they produce gently pasteurized bottled milk and artisan cheeses.
3. Mud Pond Forest Tour - Meet at 9 am. Moderate; uneven terrain.
Explore the recent timber harvest at the VLT owned Mud Pond Forest in Greensboro with VLT forester Dan Kilborn. Learn how to integrate timber management with the enhancement of songbird habitat at this Foresters for the Birds demonstration site.
4. Barr Hill Hike - Meet at 9 am. Moderate (.8 mile trail).
Hike this short nature trail to one of Vermont’s prettiest vistas. See views of Caspian Lake, Belvidere Mountain, and Jay Peak.
5. Craftsbury Outdoor Center Mountain Bike Ride - Meet at 10 am. Easy to challenging.
Bring your bike and explore the extensive network of mountain bike trails at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
6. Craftsbury's Agriculture and Education Odyssey - Meet at 11 am. Easy (indoors).
Learn from Dave Linck, a local historian, about Craftsbury’s educational and agricultural connection.
Photo of Hosmer Ponds in Craftsbury by Caleb Kenna
Register by calling (802) 262-1222, or online at: https://vlt.givezooks.com/events/2016-annual-celebration/