Things To Discover, Experience & Enjoy

Green Frog
Green frog seen along Brushwood Road

New Map! "Explore West Fairlee"

Explore West Fairlee's green spaces or "take the road less traveled" and enjoy our quiet, walkable back roads.  Thank you to Conservation Commission member Tomas Masterson for sharing his map-making expertise and creating this exciting new community resource! (tap headline for link to map)

Southworth Park

Southworth Park, a gift to the people of West Fairlee from Ken & Ginny Southworth, sits at the height of the land on Mill St. above West Fairlee Village.  Bring a lunch along and park by the stones at the mouth of the picnic area. Explore the mostly-wooded 44 acre parcel on your own, or follow the blue trail markers to hike a segment of the Rivendell Trail which crosses the property. The picnic area is a also welcome stopover if your are thru-hiking Rivendell Trail.

Cross Rivendell Trail

The Rivendell Trail runs 36 miles and connects the four towns of the Rivendell Interstate School District in Vermont and New Hampshire. Starting at Flagpole Hill in Vershire, VT, it passes by Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Samuel Morey Elementary in Fairlee and Rivendell Academy in Orford, NH on its way to join the Appalachian Trail at the top of Mt. Cube. (tap headline for more and links to Rivendell Trail maps & info)

West Fairlee Wildlife Management Area

Owned by the State of Vermont and managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, this 101 acre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is completely forested with sugar maple, yellow and white birch, aspen and beech, and a few areas of hemlock.  There are no developed trails (tap headline for more and link to West Fairlee WMA map)
Beaver lodge at the north end of Treasure Island

Lake Fairlee Nature Associates Newsletter

From an online forum of nature-minded residents discussing environmental concerns surrounding Lake Fairlee arose the Lake Fairlee Nature Associates newsletter as a means of sharing environmental knowledge and conservation activities within the Lake Fairlee watershed . . .