July Flood Update (9/7/23): The bridge and gate to the parking area remain CLOSED until further notice. The park is open for pedestrian use. WVPD has recently cleared some trees on the trails but is unable to get equipment out to some sections of the park to clean up and mow trails due to the continued wet conditions/trails. With the continued rain and wet weather this summer trails remain muddy and wet in areas – please use caution if visiting and walk through mud puddles to avoid widening them. Also remember to bring your bug spray!
Macrae Farm Park
Macrae Farm is a 288-acre park that contains a diversity of habitats. In its quiet cove near the main entrance by the river, you may spot blue wing teals, American bittern, heron and a variety of songbirds.
In the lower elevation, floodplain portion of the park, along the Winooski River you will find hayfields and floodplain forest. Several loop trails skirt the meadows providing the opportunity for hiking and cross country skiing. In the park’s higher elevations you will find primarily hardwood forests dominated by Maple, Ash, Hickory and Oak. The upland hills offer sweeping views of the Intervale and Green Mountains.
Enlarged Image of trail map: Macrae Farm trail map