Environmental Studies at UVM

Centennial Woods

Centennial Woods is one of the most frequently visited UVM natural areas.  This area contains over 65 acres of mature conifer stands, mixed hardwoods, fields, streams, and wetland areas. Within the city limits of Burlington and adjacent to the UVM campus, this area serves as an excellent natural laboratory to study the region’s plants, animals, and natural processes, as well as cultural history.

A well developed trail system wanders through Centennial Woods, offering visitors samples of the natural communities and landscape features thriving here.  Students in Environmental Studies, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Recreation Management, and Education use this area extensively for academic study. Upon your arrival to Centennial Woods please take a moment to sign in and look over the important information listed on the kiosk.   Please feel free to provide any feedback or simple comments regarding your visit to the area.

View Centennial Woods Trail Map

Driving Directions

From Main Street in Burlington, just east of the University campus, turn onto East Avenue. After several hundred feet, turn right opposite the medical center hospital entrance. Park on the right, opposite the Natural Area sign in the spaces indicating Natural Area parking. The trail system through Centennial Woods begins just beyond the Natural Area sign.