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Crawford Forest

Visitors to the Crawford property enter along the Wall Trail, which is named after the historic, stone fence that lines the property. The trail winds deep into a tranquil forest that makes you feel like you are in a truly remote place. If you ramble off the trail toward the wetlands, you may catch a glimpse of a moose or beaver. Massive moss and fern covered boulders reflect the geological history of the area and animal tracks remind hikers that they are not alone in the woods. There are two Class II wetlands located on the property in the conservation areas. One wetland contains a beaver complex. The property varies in topography and elevation, ranging from 680-980 feet. The forest is mixed, containing northern hardwoods and softwoods. There are a few old logging trails and stone fences throughout the property.

Public Access

Hunting and trapping are permitted at the landowner's discretion.


The property is located off Barnes Hill Road in Moscow. From the intersection of Route 100 and 108 in Stowe Village, head south on 100 for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Moscow Road and head toward Moscow Village. Take a left on Adams Mill Road just after the Pizza Joint and before the bridge. Stay straight onto Barnes Hill Road. Go to the end of Barnes Hill Road and look for a small pull out area on the left side of the road. This pull out is just before Barnes Hill Road turns into a driveway to access the last house on the street. The Wall Trail heads in a southerly direction from the back right corner of the parking pull out.


  • 63 acres
  • Privately owned
  • Conserved in 2002
  • Stowe/Waterbury boundary

Our entire family is concerned about the environment and this just seemed like the right thing to do.Barbara Crawford, on the donation of the conservation easement