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Campus Facilities

Located in a rural setting near Island Pond, NorthWoods sits on a ridge astride an international border region that is part of both the Connecticut River and Memphremagog watersheds.

Northeast to the Canadian border stretches one of the last wilderness tracts in New England providing an ideal setting for natural resource education and cross-country exploration as well as offering opportunities to demonstrate sustainable management practices and monitor long-term effects of climate change and other variables on natural communities.

Facilities include a large conference building with kitchen, dining and meeting areas, a 16-bed Bunkhouse for overnight groups, a log cabin classroom and woodworking shop, high and low ropes courses and initiative events, wilderness campsites, 30km of hiking and cross-country ski trails and access to nearly 3,000 acres of woods, fields, ponds and streams.

Most facilities are available for private events whenever space permits. Ropes course and initiative events require staff supervision.

Accomodations

The Bunkhouse

Perfect for housing groups for workshops, retreats, and gatherings of family and friends. The Bunkhouse at NorthWoods is ideal as both a headquarters for adventure in the lakes and mountains of the Northeast Kingdom, or as a place to retreat to dig deep into the woods, waters, trails, and exploration offered right on the NorthWoods campus. 

Sleeps 16-18. 16 bunks with mattresses, a common area, woodstove, 2 bathrooms with showers & stocked with toiletries. Wheelchair accessible. Includes a small fridge, microwave, k-cup coffee pot and outdoor grill. BYO pillows, linens, towels and k-cups. By request, your group can access the amenities of our main lodge, including a full kitchen and wifi.

Rates:

$275/night up to 8 people

Weekly Discount: 25% off   | Monthly Discount: 35% off

Additional guests: $25/person/night, Children 4 & under: free

To make a reservation:

Contact: Susan Moore – 802.723.6551 x301

reservations@northwoodscenter.org

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Rustic Living

For individuals, couples and small groups who are looking for a more authentic outdoor experience at reasonable rates, we can offer a range of camping-style accommodations. We are within striking distance of many great regional hikes, have direct boat access to the Clyde River and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and are located along some great NEK road biking routes.

Wall Tents: 

Our two 10’x12′ canvas wall tents are sturdily erected on wooden platforms and sleeps two. Our Mixed-forest wall tent includes a double-bed and woodstove. Ideal for individuals or couples looking for a step-up from simple platform camping. $35/night

Forest Edge Lean-To: 

Our 11.5’x16′ roofed, three sided lean-to provides a protected sleeping area for groups of up to 6-8 individuals. Great for groups of campers. $50/night

Meadow Tent Platforms: 

Our three 8’x8′ tent platforms are simple but functional and situated around a small, private meadow. Great for setting up your own tent on a dry, even surface. $20/night

Our Trails

Thanks to a very generous land donation by a long-time supporter, NorthWoods now has 1500 acres of conserved forestland rising from the lower slopes of the Clyde River wetlands to the top of Tripp Hill, back down to the shores of Echo Lake.

Summer Hiking, Winter Skiing/Shoeing

More than 30 km of trails wind through river valley, upland hardwood forests, beaver ponds, and turn-of-the-century pine and spruce plantations. All trails are open for summer hiking, but groomed ski trails are limited depending on winter staffing.

Lang Brook Nature Trail

In summer 2009, NorthWoods developed and published an illustrated interpretive guide to the Lang Brook Trail, which follows a perennial stream named for the family who cared for this land from the 1830’s to the 1980’s. Eight sign posts offer distinctive views of habitats and native species explained in the guide, including topics like species succession, glacial geology, and wildlife habitat.

Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

Interested in exploring our trails but need equipment? We have many sizes of snowshoes and cross-country skis available to rent for half-day ($5) or full-day ($10) explorations. Call 802-723-6551 x303 for availability, or stop by our offices during working hours to inquire.

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