Northwoods Stewardship Center
Nestled into 1500 acres of forest in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a destination for cultural and educational events, with a mission to share practical ways of protecting and preserving the northern forest environment as a resource for future generations.
The Center’s talented and enthusiastic staff, knowledgeable in forestry and conservation, is widely known for its leadership in both hands-on outdoor educational programming, and teaching and modeling sustainable land-use practices. The staff is passionately committed to the strong land ethic that guides and inspires all the Center’s work with youth, landowners, and those who enjoy being outside.
NorthWoods operates efficiently, moving toward energy and financial independence. It builds collaborations with strategic partners to expand and strengthen its offerings and is strongly supported by the Vermont community for its long-standing efforts to integrate people into their landscape, for the benefit of both.
The hiking trails of the northeastern region of Vermont are challenging, beautiful, and remote, offering views of dramatic landscapes, beautiful lakes, and abundant wildlife habitat. The NorthWoods Conservation Corps was established in 1995, and since then has worked with local youth each summer to repair and restore historic trails, and build new routes across public and private lands.
In fact, we think it is pretty likely there isn’t a public trail in this corner of the state that has not been worked on by our crews! In addition to maintaining popular hiking trails like Mt. Hor, Mt. Pisgah, and Bluff Mountain, and improving access trails to rivers and lakes, our crews build ADA accessible trails at locations such as Sentinal Rock and Moose Bog, allowing everyone to enjoy the beauty of our wild and remote landscapes.