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Mill Trail

Providing access to the West Branch of the Waterbury River, the Mill Trail property offers a serene escape from the bustle of the nearby Mountain Road corridor. A wide trail passes by softwood trees growing on a steep hill sloping down to the river. Traces from past land uses are visible in cellar holes and the historic cabin which is easily accessible by the trail system. Along with its river habitat, the property includes a northern hardwood forest mixed with stands of softwood including hemlock. The mixed forest and flowing river create great habitat for wildlife species while allowing public access for wildlife observation.

The conserved Mill Trail property contains remains from several points in Stowe's history. Stone cellar hole remains found on the property are considered to be "Sallies Farm" from the 1840's. This property is historically significant as it houses the site of the former Orlando Turner Saw Mill and Tub Factory. The log cabin located on the property was a seasonal camp owned by the Lichtenthaeler family from the early to mid 1900's. Recently restored, the cabin’s goal is to educate the public and further SLT’s mission to conserve scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forest lands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community.

Public Access

This property is open to the public for a variety of pedestrian recreational activities including but not limited to hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and wildlife observation.

Mountain biking and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the property.

Trail Maps


From the intersection of Route 100 and Route 108 in Stowe village, head north on Route 108 for 5.1 miles. Turn right on Notchbrook Road and drive .6 miles to a small pull-off on the left where there is limited parking available.


  • 31 acres
  • Owned by Stowe Land Trust
  • Conserved in 2003
  • Notchbrook Road, Stowe

Who would know you were so close to the ski resort, condos, and Mountain Road from up here. Alan Thorndike, SLT Board Chair

Want to 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.