Tracy Woods Community Trail

Tracy Woods Community Trail

36 Tracy Road South Hero, Vermont 05486

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About this Location

Located in South Hero, the Tracy Woods Community Trail was conserved in 2018 as part of the Tracy Woods Conservation Project. This kid-friendly, one-mile-long loop trail features towering hemlock trees, unique second-growth cedar forests, and a wetland teeming with wildlife. Recently restored thanks to the hard work of many local volunteers, the gentle and scenic trail is a great place to experience the beauty of the Champlain Islands.

The Tracy Woods Conservation Project protects 45 acres of fields and woodlands offering bucolic views of South Hero and the Green Mountains, as well as 450 feet of Lake Champlain shoreline. The protected land contains five distinct natural communities, including a Lakeside Floodplain Forest and Silver Maple-Green Ash Swamp.

From the South and Points East: Take I-89 to the Champlain Islands Exit (Exit 17, US-2 west). Follow US-2 west toward the Islands for approximately 9 miles. Just past the village of South Hero take a left onto Tracy Road, staying right at the junction with Station Road. The parking area will be on your left just before the small octagonal barn.

From the Northern Islands Region and Points West: Take US-2 east toward South Hero. About one mile south of the intersection of US-2 and VT-314 take a right onto Tracy Road. The parking area will be on your right just after the small octagonal barn.

The Tracy Woods Community Trail is located at 36 Tracy Road in South Hero, which is just north of the village center.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated October 16, 2023