A 27-step wooden box staircase designed and constructed by the crew

A 27-step wooden box staircase designed and constructed by the crew

Clearing duff from the forest floor

New nature TRAIL

For eight summer weeks, Retreat Farm partnered with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) to begin the work of establishing a new interpretive trail through our woodlands. We have been so excited about this partnership, which has provided jobs and job training to local youth in our community who have paid careful attention to how we move through our topography and its vibrant forest ecosystems. 

While the trail will be distinct from the existing Retreat Trails network, it will be accessible through our educational programs next year. For more information about VYCC, see vycc.org. Thank you to our awesome VYCC trail crew for your dedication, energy, and skill! We look forward to unveiling this new trail in summer of 2017. 

The crew atop the 48-square-foot stone retaining wall they built

The crew atop the 48-square-foot stone retaining wall they built