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Centennial Woods

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65 acres of mature conifer stands, mixed hardwoods, fields, streams, and wetlands adjacent to the University of Vermont campus.
Trail Activity
2.3 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Burlington (VT), South Burlington (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


One of the most frequently visited UVM natural areas, Centennial Woods contains 65 acres of mature conifer stands, mixed hardwoods, fields, streams, and wetlands. Within the city limits of Burlington and adjacent to the UVM campus, this area serves as an excellent natural laboratory to study the region's plants, animals, and natural processes, as well as cultural history. A well-developed trail system wanders through Centennial Woods, offering visitors samples of the natural communities and landscape features thriving here. Students in Environmental Studies, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Recreation Management, and Education use this area extensively for academic study.

Trail Manager

Visit University of Vermont Environmental Program online for more information or contact:

Burlington Department of Parks & Recreation
645 Pine Street, Suite B
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 864-0123
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University of Vermont - The Environmental Program
153 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 656-4055
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.

Trailhead Information

From Main Street in Burlington, head north on East Avenue. Turn right onto Carrigan Drive, follow to the end. The parking lot and trailhead are at the end of the drive. You'll also find a trailhead along Carrigan Drive if arriving by foot.

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