Lamoille County Nature Center

Lamoille County Nature Center

Cole Hill Road Morristown, Vermont 05661

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About this Location

The Lamoille County Nature Center is a forty-acre nature preserve of diverse habitats owned and operated by Lamoille County Conservation District. Seventy-four acres of land on the present site of Lamoille County Nature Center was provided to the Lamoille County Soil and Water Conservation District by Norbert L. Decell and Esther M. Decell on May 7, 1964. The original area included a barn and was used to demonstrate land-use practices for farming and forestry. The Decell’s were successful dairy farmers for over thirty years in Hyde Park.

The preserve showcases the changing face of the Vermont landscape. Once farmland, natural succession has replaced the open fields with early successional species. More recently, different land management practices have been applied to exemplify conservation strategies to maintain wildlife habitat. In doing so, unique micro-habitats provide an exceptional outdoor classroom setting to investigate a variety of plants and animals. Techniques to maintain these habitats and different land management practices are demonstrated in guided tours, adult workshops, student-led service-learning workshops, and children’s nature programs.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated October 14, 2023