Union Village Dam, Park, and Recreation Area

Union Village Dam, Park, and Recreation Area

East Thetford, Vermont 05043

Union Village Dam Official Website
Union Village Dam map

Tips for Birding

Scrubby habitat between the dam and Rt. 132 overlook can be productive in the breeding season for Eastern Towhee and Prairie Warbler.

Birdwatching in Vermont, pp. 93-95

Jim Block's website has information and photos describing Union Village Dam.

About Union Village Dam

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If you enjoy wildlife viewing, photography, fishing, or hunting, Union Village Dam is the place to be! The Corps of Engineers uses natural resource management techniques to establish and maintain many different habitats for all kinds of wildlife. From the river to wetlands, old fields to mature forests, Union Village Dam is the home of a variety of plants and animals. Park rangers use prescribed burning and brushhogging to maintain open fields, an important natural habitat. Nesting boxes for waterfowl, songbirds, and birds of prey are constructed and maintained. Apple trees are pruned for the production of food for all kinds of wildlife.

The Corps also works in conjunction with state and other federal agencies in natural resources management including stocking the river with trout.

So bring your binoculars and have a look around. Take in the splendid colors of the wildflowers that grow along the roadside, watch the wood ducks in the beaver ponds, and listen and watch the birds in the forests and fields. Perhaps you’ll get a glimpse of fawns leaping about in the springtime, a black bear shambling through a clearing, or an owl motionless in a pine tree. Come discover the natural beauty of Union Village Dam and tell us what you saw while visiting.

Notable Trails

The TrailFinder website has a description and map of hikes at Union Village Dam.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Union Village Dam Official Website

Last updated March 13, 2024