Retreat Meadows / West River Mouth

Retreat Meadows / West River Mouth

Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

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Retreat Farm Trails map

About this Location

Located on Abenaki homelands, the trail network at Retreat Farm was created by the Brattleboro Retreat in the 1800s and has continued to serve as a free public resource for the community. 

To reach Retreat Meadows from the Grafton Village Cheese parking lot, follow the arches and fruit trees to the Cow Tunnel. Continue through the tunnel on the boardwalk to stroll along the water’s edge at this stellar birding site and pollinator paradise.

Here you can also visit pastured animals and also check the beautiful progress of our growing production fields and community garden.

Notable Trails

In 2006 and 2007, the Windham Foundation and Brattleboro Retreat worked with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) to revitalize the trails to make them more environmentally sound. In 2020, Retreat Farm installed new trail signs throughout the trail system to make them easier to follow. Today, they work in partnership with the Brattleboro Retreat to maintain the trails.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

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