Our Virtual Nature Walks bring you to Central Vermont locations to explore the natural world as we transition into spring. Given the current events, we'll be choosing locations that are easy to get tohave wide trails or dirt roads, and are popular (but not too popular) places for our community to get some fresh air and exercise.

The Barre City Cow Pasture is a hidden gem with a fascinating history, right within the Barre City limits. The name of this property comes from cows that once grazed here. Stories have been told by former Barre residents of a time when school children would walk their family cow to the pasture before school and pick it up on their walk back home at the end of day. The focus of our walk will be the remnants of this land’s rich agricultural past that abound along the old farm roads here.

To go on our Virtual Nature Walk, click the button below.

Virtual Nature Walks: The Ground Rules

We hope you'll get out and see if you can find these features and creatures yourselves. If you do:

  • Please heed CDC guidelines and remain at least 6 feet from other visitors.
  • pets must be on leash and at least 6 feet from others as well.
  • Look but please don't touch: Since some of our observations bring you to very specific features, please refrain from touching them so that other curious nature lovers remain safe.
  • If you live far away, consider visiting a closer location instead.

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