Nichols Field is made up of two parcels totaling 37 acres. Its conservation protects prime agricultural soils and productive forest lands. The property consists of a large open field containing a small wetland area at its southern end. It abuts the Little River to the west, Route 100 to the east and the Salvas property to the south. The topography varies from level ground to gently rolling. There are pleasing views of Mount Mansfield to the west, and of the Green Mountain State Forest to the south. A large portion of the property is in the floodplain of the Little River. The property is noted for providing a bucolic entrance to the Town of Stowe.
The Nichols property includes a public access easement that travels around the edge of the field to the Little River. The public access easement is open to the public for all types of non-commercial, non-motorized, dispersed outdoor recreation. The field is actively hayed and we ask that the public refrain from using the meadow while it’s being hayed. The conservation easement allows for one commercial event to occur on the property after August 1st of any given year.
The Nichols property is located on Route 100 in Stowe, Vermont. From the intersection of Route 100 and Moscow Road, travel north for 0.1 miles. The property is on the left side of the road for the next 0.28 miles, ending to the south of the existing barn.
- 37 acres
- Privately owned
- Conserved in 2004
- Route 100, Stowe
The protection of this field is a tremendous asset to the Town of Stowe. Heather Furman, former Executive Director