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Cady Hill Forest

Once crop and pasture land, Cady Hill Forest is now a local town forest as well as a premier recreation destination. There are 11 miles of single track and double track trail on the property and is regularly used for non-motorized recreational activities including: hiking, biking, running, hunting, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

Consisting of 258 acres spread across three parcels of land, the property is bisected by the running ridgeline of Cady Hill. The southwestern portion of the property is dominated by Hemlock and is recognized by the VT Fish & Wildlife Department as state designated deer wintering area. Moving across the ridgeline to the north and east, the forest cover is predominantly hardwood with White Pine, Red Maple and Sugar Maple, and northern hardwood with Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Hemlock and Yellow Birch. The property contains approximately 23 acres of Class II wetland, including a large wetland complex that stretches northeast to southwest along the southwest portion of the property. Another large wetland complex runs along the eastern boundary below the powerline.  

Public Access

Cady Hill Forest is open to the public for a variety of non-motorized recreational activities including hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and hunting. E-bikes are permitted. Access from the end of Cady Hill Road is closed in the winter to protect deer wintering area habitat on the property. 

Trail Maps


Cady Hill Forest can be accessed year round from the parking area on the Mountain Road across from the Town and Country Resort. Access to the trails may also be found behind Iride Cycles across from the Baggy Knees Shopping Plaza on the Mountain Road. 


  • 258 acres
  • Stowe town land
  • Conserved 2012
  • Stowe

We are so thankful for all the support we received from the community for this project! Heather Furman, former Executive Director