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Middlesex Town Forest
Middlesex, Vermont 05602
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Coordinates: 44.3334999, -72.6869202
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About Middlesex Town Forest
The Middlesex Town Forest is a 403-acre tract of land that ranges from approximately 1,050 to 2,250 feet in elevation. The property is situated on the east side of Notch Road, a Class IV road that abuts the town forest. Because of the property’s proximity to other public and private conserved land parcels, including the State of Vermont’s Middlesex Notch Wildlife Management Area and the Putnam State Forest, the Middlesex Town Forest is of important conservation value. It increases habitat connectivity between the Interstate 89 corridor and Mt. Elmore. The Worcester Range is important forest land for wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation, recreational use, and scenic beauty.

The property has been privately owned as farm and forest land since Middlesex was settled. The residents of Middlesex and surrounding towns have traditionally used it for winter and summer recreation with permission from previous owners or their agents. The property was offered to Vermont Land Trust for permanent conservation, and with the help of both public and private donations, was acquired and subsequently conveyed to the town in January 2009.
From Middlesex Town Forest webpage