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Shutesville Ledges

Shutesville Ledges is an 86-acre property in the heart of the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor that plays a key role in maintaining connections vital for wildlife between the Worcester Range and the Green Mountains. The protected forest boasts an area of bear-scarred beech trees, a deer wintering yard, several rock ledges and small wetlands, and a section of active sugarbush. Stowe Land Trust will manage the forest for forest products, ecological health, and wildlife habitat. The property was conserved in January 2024 with support from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor Partnership, Vermont Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy. Shutesville Ledges joins five other community natural areas owned and managed by Stowe Land Trust.

Public Access

Shutesville Ledges may be accessed via the public Right of Way on Megan's Way, located off Route 100 in Stowe. The property does not have public parking.

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Shutesville Ledges is located on Megan's Way, Stowe. From the intersection of Route 100 and 108 in Stowe Village, head south on Route 100 for 2.8 miles. Turn left on Megan's Way and bear right at the fork in the road. Forest access is via an old logging road that meets Megan's Way at the emergency fire truck pullout for the fire pond.


  • 86 acres
  • Owned by Stowe Land Trust
  • Conserved in 2024
  • Within the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor

The protection of these 86 acres is a testament to our dedication to environmental stewardship and the long-term health of our natural surroundings. Amy Stewart, SLT Board Chair

Would you like to know which uses are allowed on 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.