A popular destination for locals and visitors alike, the largest portion of Kirchner Woods is a mature sugarbush, which was in active maple syrup production until the early 1990's. A network of woods roads and trails provide access to interior portions of the property, and allow for a variety of non-motorized activities.
The property rises from 1,200 feet above sea level at Taber Hill Road to a ridgeline at 1,580 feet with distant views to the northwest of the Green Mountains. Remnants of steel and plastic pipeline and dumping stations used for collecting maple sap, in addition to neatly stacked galvanized buckets can be found in many locations on the lower elevations of the property near the sugar house. Most of the property is northern hardwoods dominated by sugar maple, with some hemlock along the streams on the easterly side of the property and young red spruce at the higher elevations of the property.
Kirchner Woods is accessible to the public from a parking area located on Taber Hill Road. Please be mindful of our neighbors when visiting the property and only use the trails from the parking area to access the property.
From the intersection of Route 100 and Route 108 head north on Route 100 and turn right onto School Street. At the intersection with Stowe Hollow Road bear left onto Taber Hill Road. Continue on Taber Hill Road for approximately 2 miles. The parking area is marked with a sign on the left hand side of the road.
- 75 acres
- Owned by Stowe Land Trust
- Conserved in 2009
- Taber Hill Road, Stowe
Jerry’s long-held dream of protecting his sugarbush, now known as Kirchner Woods, will live on in perpetuity.Charlie Berry, Emeritus Director
Want know which uses are allowed on our SLT-owned lands or make a request to use this property for a group outing, tour, or event? Check out our visitor information page or online Use Request Form.