Hunnewell Meadow is 12 acres of open pasture land on the corner of Weeks and Mayo Farm Roads next to the SLT-conserved, Mayo Farm. It includes a small barn along Weeks Hill Road that is well-recognized by those who pass by.
The Percy family has grazed dairy cows at Hunnewell Meadow and on neighboring pastures for more than 20 years. Hunnewell Meadow provides good access to the rest of the pastures and keeps positive attention on local farms and farming in Stowe. “A lot of people tell me how much they like seeing the heifers out there," says Paul Percy. According to Percy, having the animals in such a visible and central place adds rural character to the town and reminds people where some of their favorite local foods – like Vermont cheddar cheese – come from.
The property is open to the public for all forms of dispersed, non-motorized recreation as long as uses do not conflict with farming. In winter, a VAST trail can be accessed across the property from the adjacent Quiet Path parking area on Mayo Farm Road. Stowe Nordic Club also maintains a groomed cross-county ski trail that crosses the property.
From Stowe Village, take Route 108. In 0.3 miles, turn right onto Weeks Hill Road. Take your first right onto Mayo Farm Road. The Quiet Path Parking Lot and Hunnewell Meadow will be on your immediate left.
- 12 acres
- Privately owned
- Conserved in 2016
- Weeks Hill Road, Stowe
I’m delighted to donate a conservation easement to the Stowe Land Trust and have the land conserved.Willard P. Hunnewell