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Boyce Hill Town Forest

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Boyce Hill Town Forest
Moretown, Vermont 05660
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Boyce Hill Town Forest
Coordinates: 44.2520638, -72.8488222
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About Boyce Hill Town Forest
The newest town forest is in Fayston. It includes a special spot where one can stand on a high knoll and take in sweeping views of the Green Mountains, the rolling hills of Fayston, and the Northfield Range.

The future of these 93 acres—now known as the Boyce Hill Town Forest—had been uncertain. What had been a cow pasture until the 1960s was further cleared in later decades in preparation for residential development. An unpaved road was built to the height of the land, where old stone walls, apple trees, berry bushes, and young trees flank the stunning summit. In addition, an eight-lot subdivision was permitted that was still in place when Christina Castegren bought the parcel in 2011.

After considering different options for the land, Christina grew concerned that the development of houses would decrease public access and forever alter its character. So she decided to give it to the community. This winter, she donated the land to the Town, which conserved it with VLT.
From Vermont Land Trust