Battell Woods and Chipman Hill

Middlebury’s town forests are made up of six parcels, the two most popular being Chipman Hill and Battell Woods. Middlebury is interested in exploring the connectivity between these individual parcels to create regional recreation opportunities and a stronger connection to downtown, as both parcels are within a mile of the village green. Middlebury envisions more developed recreational and neighborhood use in the Chipman Hill forest than in the mor remote Battle Woods parcel. The goal of this planning effort is to address current conflicts among users, improve existing infrastructure, access, and user experience while protecting natural resources.  

Final Plan:

Middlebury's Town Forest Recreation Plan



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Visioning Board


Town Contacts:

Ashar Nelson 

Carl Robinson