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Centennial Woods

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



This is a busy trail system, especially on weekends between 9AM-4PM. Consider visiting outside of peak periods. Use Trail Finder to identify other nearby trails. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, please choose another trail. Be considerate of your fellow trail enthusiasts - pass at safe distances, wear masks, and move on from viewpoints if others are waiting.

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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. An unblazed 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:

University of Vermont

University of Vermont
153 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
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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.
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Trailhead Information

From Main Street in Burlington, head north on East Avenue. Turn right (east) at stoplight with Carrigan Drive/Catamount Drive. Turn right into small lot at 280 East Avenue. This lot requires a permit to park Mon-Fri 7am-6pm. Lot at end of Catamount Drive is also permit parking. Enter Centennial Woods on north side of street across from 280 East Avenue parking area at sign. Bike rack is located by the sign.

Additional access can be found off of Grove Street by parking at the Schmanska Park lot and walking on the west side of the road to the trail across from the Bayberry Commons entrance.

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