Barre Town Forest Economic Benefits

A former quarry property in Barre Town, Vermont— already a regional destination for mountain biking and cross-country skiing—is in line to become a new, 370-acre town-owned forest. The Trust for Public Land is working with the Town of Barre, the nonprofit Millstone Trails Association (MTA), and local community members to permanently protect this property as the Barre Town Forest. A town forest for Barre would help connect local citizens to the natural landscape by expanding recreational opportunities, conserve a variety of natural and historical features, and strengthen the local economy in one of Vermont’s most economically challenged areas.