Mud Pond Conservation Area

At Mud Pond, you will get a look at natural wildlife habitat. 
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
2.1 miles, Network
Williston (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


The Area was given its name because of the peat bog wetlands at the heart of this conservation area: Mud Pond consists of 141 acres of wetlands and surrounding forests. The Mud Pond Conservation Area offers excellent hiking in prime wildlife habitat. The pond, with an average depth of less than 10 feet, has characteristics of both a bog and a fen—acidic and neutral water chemistry, and is one of only two examples of this type of pond in the state of Vermont. The pond is ringed with a floating mat of sphagnum moss and supports many species of sensitive bog plants. If you're lucky, you may see one of the many wild creatures that also use the pond area, from the rare four-toed salamander to a red fox or the occasional moose.

Please stay on the platforms while enjoying the view of the pond - the bog plants are very sensitive to being crushed underfoot.

The trails at Mud Pond connect to Five Tree Hill along an easement corridor through private land. Mud Pond Country Park is across South Road.

Other Information

Please do not mountain bike on the Mud Pond Trails. There is mountain biking nearby at the Mud Pond Country Park.

Rules of Use:

  • Pack OUT what you Packed IN - there are no trash facilities
  • No Camping or Fires
  • No Motorized Vehicles 
  • Dogs must be leashed or under Voice Control
  • Please Pick Up after your Dog
  • Please Park in Designated Parking Areas
  • Hunting/Trapping is prohibited

Trail Manager

Visit Town of Williston online for more information and a printable map or contact:

Williston Conservation Commission

Williston Conservation Commission
7900 Williston Road
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (802) 878-6704
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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 Williston Village, head south on Oak Hill Road. After passing over the highway, turn left onto South Road. Continue on South Road for 2 miles and turn right onto Mud Pond Road. A small parking area is available on Mud Pond Road. Please do not park on South Road.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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