Cady Hill Forest Recovery
In the small hours of October 30th, 2017, a powerful windstorm blew through New England and Cady Hill Forest landed squarely in its crosshairs, incurring some very serous damage in the process. Hundreds if not thousands of trees were either toppled from the roots or snapped at the trunk and many of the trails in Cady Hill were buried beneath innumerable tons of tangled lumber.
Consequently, Cady Hill Forest is indefinitely closed to all users through the fall and winter effective immediately. This decision was made in consultation with a professional forester, as well as with our partners at the Town of Stowe and Stowe Land Trust. A recovery plan began to take shape within 48 hours of this event, but the cleanup effort is extremely dangerous and will require the assistance of professional loggers and timber harvesters over the course of several months and potentially years.
We’re confident we can rebuild one of the northeast’s favorite trail networks, but we’re going to need your help. Please consider making a donation to help offset the costs of this work; if you’re not already a member there’s still time to join for the 2017 season. If you are already a member, consider making a tax deductible donation to the recovery fund.
We’re confident that we can come back even stronger than before with the help of this amazing community. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for being part of this effort.