Lyndon State Forest

Lyndon, Caledonia County
72.2 Acres

Lyndon State Forest

General Description:

Lyndon State Forest was one of the first parcels of land acquired by the State of Vermont, purchased in 1912. The area is hilly and composed mostly of sandy soils. Early photos show drifting sand “dunes” and sparse patches of grass. Soon after the parcel was acquired, plantings of Scotch pine, white pine, red pine, and some white spruce began and occurred until 1984.

Unique Features:
Lyndon State Forest is an excellent example of intensive forest management practices over time. Due to grazing and deforestation, the area was a sand drift at the time of acquisition. Today, the forest is used for many different types of educational opportunities and is used by local schools for various field trips.

Recreation Overview:
Lyndon State Forest is open for dispersed recreational activities such as bird watching, hunting, snowshoeing, berry picking, and cross country skiing. For more information regarding recreation on state lands, please follow the link below.

 

Any questions about this parcel? Please contact:

Louis Bushey

Stewardship Forester
374 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Work Phone: 802-535-8410
Fax: 802-748-6687
louis.bushey@vermont.gov