image
Field Sites:
Jericho Research Forest
Niquette Bay State Park
Centennial Woods
Niquette Bay State Park is 553 acres in size and is located on the northern shore of Mallett's Bay in Colchester, Vermont.

FOREST Field Sites:
Niquette Bay State Park

Niquette Bay State Park is 553 acres in size and is located on the northern shore of Mallett's Bay in Colchester, Vermont. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has owned and managed the park since 1975. One of the first things visitors to the park notice is its diversity. While walking toward the Bay from the parking area, rocky ledges rise to the east. To the west, the forest remains flat before dropping into a steep-sided valley. Across the valley, another ridge looms. This physical diversity not only enhances the visitor's experience, but also provides for great diversity of soil types and plant species in a relatively small area. Over 130 woody plant species can be found within the park boundaries, and the understory contains several rare herbaceous plants.

The Park also provides excellent habitat for a number of animal species. It is nestled in a relatively undeveloped landscape and remains wild enough to support some wide-ranging mammals, such as bobcat and coyote, as well as smaller mammals like fox and fisher. In addition, a central perennial stream provides riparian habitat for a range of birds and amphibians.

FOREST has data files in the following categories:
GIS Maps & DataAerial Photographs
Historic Maps & Photos
Niquette Bay State Park Map Viewer
Upload Your Files