North Branch Nature Center
"Connecting People of All Ages with the Natural World"


We're a small preserve with a big heart at a gentle bend in the North Branch of the Winooski River.

For more than a decade North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital.

North Branch is firefly light sparkling in a child's eye. It is a lecture hall where we learn the secrets of warblers and willows and weather. And it is a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply to do nothing beside the river.

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ECOECO Teacher Training

Level 1: July 13-17
Level 2: July 27-31
Join us in learning specific daily core routines and field technical skills to apply as the structure for your own outdoor classroom. We will experience NGSS and Common Core standardized lessons and written reflection on these lessons. The week will be spent entirely outdoors on the beautiful landscape at North Branch Nature Center! Learn more.


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Summer Auction

auctionBid on fabulous and unique prizes such as guided nature walks, artwork, a sailboat ride on Lake Champlain, or a 6-night stay in a beautiful VT cottage!

All proceeds benefit NBNC's youth educational programs

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Summer Camp 2015

summerWoods and water explorations, games, hikes, live animals, nature study, crafts, friends and fun! The North Branch Nature Center has been offering fun, exciting and educational nature camps for children for nearly 15 years. Catching frogs, watching hawks, following katydids, making new friends - isn’t this just what a child’s summer should be?

Visit our summer camps page to learn more.

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
Trails open every day
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