STOWE — The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the Stowe Land Trust and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), recently announced the protection of the Hunger Mountain Headwaters—1,877 acres in Stowe, Middlesex and Worcester, Vermont.
The newly protected properties host the approach trail, from the east side of the Worcester Range, to Hunger Mountain and White Rock Mountain, two of the most popular day hikes in central Vermont.
Protecting these properties improves public access to these peaks and secures scenic views, healthy forests, and dynamic rivers in perpetuity.
“Wild and remote outdoor experiences are part of what make Vermont a great place for visitors and residents alike,” said Kate Wanner, Project Manager at The Trust for Public Land.
These properties also provide vital habitat for wildlife, including moose, bobcat, and ruffed grouse.
Wild brook trout thrive in twelve miles of streams that feed the Winooski River, and the property’s rock outcrops and ledges are thought to be denning sites for bobcats, bears, and porcupines.