— Tom Slayton

“In a world that more and more needs nature’s healing and restoration, North Branch Nature Center is a treasure for all Vermonters.”

About Us
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Welcome to NBNC

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F or 22 years North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital. North Branch Nature Center has become an integral part of outdoor recreation and learning in central Vermont, serving 10,000 visitors annually. Our 28-acre preserve of forest and fields is nestled in a gentle bend of the North Branch of the Winooski River, just two miles from downtown Montpelier. 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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Board of Directors

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Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director
Linda Henzel
Bob Klein
Sarah McKearnan
Richard Paradis, Vice President
Karen Saudek, President
Jan Thouron
Georgia Valentine, Treasurer
Emily Wetherell, Secretary

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"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

—Rachel Carson

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206
info@northbranchnaturecenter.org

Office Open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Trails Open 24/7