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Lepine Forest

The Lepine property is forested, containing mostly northern hardwood species, and some mixed softwoods. It abuts the Sterling Falls Gorge Natural Area and Sterling Brook, a favorite fishing spot for Jeannette and Gert Lepine. A remnant apple orchard, pine and spruce plantation, and cabin foundation are just some of the hints of past use of the property.

Public Access

The property is open to the public for year round non-motorized, non-commercial recreation including hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, wildlife observation, nature study, hunting, and trapping.


The property is located on Sterling Valley Road. From the intersection of Route 100 and 108 in Stowe Village, head north for 0.6 miles on Route 108 and turn right on Weeks Hill Road. Travel 1.3 miles until Percy Hill Road. Turn right on Percy Hill Road and travel 0.6 miles until West Hill Road. Turn left on West Hill Road and travel 2.1 miles until Sterling Valley Road. Turn left on Sterling Valley Road and travel 1.2 miles. Note the Sterling Cemetery on your right. The property is on the left side of the road across from the cemetery.


  • 46 acres
  • Privately owned
  • Conserved in 2002
  • Sterling Valley Road, Stowe

They are salt of the Earth. Rarely do you meet people these days that are so directly connected to the land. Kathleen Fitzgerald, former Executive Director Stowe Land Trust