Location: Sterling Valley, Stowe
Date Protected: October 2008; land purchased by SLT with funding from the Vermont Housing Conservation Board, Stowe Mountain Bike Club, and private donors.
Size: 25.6 acres
Landowner: Town of Stowe; easement held by SLT and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Conservation Purposes: To conserve and protect wildlife habitats, natural communities, forestry values, scenic resources, and non-commercial, non-motorized recreational opportunities of the protected property for present and future generations.
Property Description: The property consists of 25.6 acres of prime forested recreation land adjacent to the SLT conserved Stancliff parcel. It is owned and managed by the Town of Stowe as part of the 1530-acre Sterling Forest. This area is prime territory for backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking.
Public Access: Maple Run is open to the public for year round non-motorized, non-commercial recreation and can be accessed via the extensive network of hiking and cross country ski trails in Sterling Valley. E-bikes are not permitted. Visitors should park in the Sterling Gorge parking area on Sterling Gorge Rd.
Directions: From the intersection of Route 100 and Route 108 in Stowe, travel north on Route 100 for .8 miles and turn left onto West Hill Road. Travel 2.2 miles and continue on West Hill at the sharp right turn where West Hill merges with Percy Hill Road. Continue on West Hill Road to the intersection with Moren Loop. Turn left onto Moren Loop and follow to the intersection with Sterling Valley Road. Turn left on Sterling Valley Road and continue until the left turn for Sterling Gorge Road. Park in the lot to the right of the road before the bridge. View driving directions from Main St in Stowe here.
“This is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. I'm glad to know that the townspeople will always be able to get out there and enjoy this property.”
- Charles Safford, Stowe Town Manager
- Conserved in 2008
- Key recreational access point protected
- Adjacent to conserved Stancliff property