Centennial Woods

65 acres of mature conifer stands, mixed hardwoods, fields, streams, and wetlands adjacent to the University of Vermont campus.
Trail Activity
2.5 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. An unmarked 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

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Be aware of and limit the noise you and your group generate. Enjoy the sounds of nature.
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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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