Map and directions
to Concord Woods
In 1839 Azarius Williams, a resident of
Concord deeded a piece of his land to the University of Vermont.
This deeded land was at that time considered to be half of a lot, which measusred
about 50 acres. Since then, the University has acquired the other
half of the lot which is located on the southwest side of Miles Mountain.
The two half lots together total about 100 acres. Perhaps the least visited
natural area, Concord Woods is a mature, northern, upland, hardwood forest
in a secluded, northeastern Vermont setting. Sugar maple is the prevalent
tree species within the natural area, with many of the trees measuring 18
inches or more in diameter. Although actively logged many years ago,
as much of Vermont was, Concord Woods is one of the few mature hardwood
forests surviving in the state of Vermont. Its remote and undisturbed
character make it an ideal laboratory for studying this type of ecosystem.