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Strawberry Hill Farm

The Strawberry Hill Farm easement area is 50.6 acres of forestland next to Stowe High School. It is located in the rural residential neighborhood of Shaw Hill not far from Stowe Village and Cady Hill Forest. The easement area has no road frontage, but is visible from Trapp Hill Road.

The Hemlock-Northern Hardwood Forest functions as a deer wintering area and also includes a number of dramatic ledges and rock outcrops. A tributary of Barrows Brook runs parallel to the northern boundary of the Easement Area and is protected by a 50-foot riparian buffer. One mile of single and double-track trails suitable for walking and mountain biking run through the easement area.

Public Access

The easement area is open to the public for dispersed, non-motorized recreation including walking, wildlife observation, snowshoeing, skiing, mountain biking, hunting and trapping. E-bikes are not permitted. Please respect private property and landowner wishes. Trails and the easement area can be accessed from behind the Stowe High School off of Barrows Road.


From the intersection of Route 100 and Route 108 in Stowe Village, take Route 108 north. In 2 miles, take a slight left onto Luce Hill Road. In 0.5 miles, turn left onto Barrows Road. Stowe High School will be on your left in a 0.5 mile. An unmarked trail is starts below the powerline behind the school building and leads onto the conserved property.


  • 50.6 acres
  • Privately owned
  • Conserved in 1997, easement transferred to SLT in 2017
  • Shaw Hill, Stowe