Meander along a few back roads along the way to Woodstock, VT and find yourself in a little slice of natural solitude.
Bring the kids, bring yourself, bring a friend.
Arrive with curiosity and leave feeling fascinated and refreshed.
How to Get There
Traveling on Route 4 toward Woodstock you’ll pass Worthy Kitchen and after a bit, you’ll see a gas station on the right and the road veers right, continuing into the heart of Woodstock.
Turn left onto Hartland Hill Rd.
Continue for about a mile and turn right onto Garvin Hill Rd, which is a narrow dirt road.
Continue for another mile and you’ll the parking on the right.
There are three parking spots, plus a handicapped spot.
When to Visit
The best time to visit is when the lady slippers are in bloom, around June 20th. If you miss them it’s okay, it’s still a beautiful place to visit with woodsy trails to walk too.
They hadn’t bloomed yet when I visited and it was still well worth the drive. I loved the little flowers too.
A peaceful natural sanctuary on the border of Hartland and Woodstock filled with greenery and wildflowers.
Explore the bog on the beautiful handicapped accessible ramp.
Learn about the unique types of plants that reside in the bog. For people who aren’t versed in plant speak, this was interesting and helpful.
Sit awhile on one of the benches and take in the quiet.
Try one of the trails at the end of the ramp for an added adventure.
Types of Flowers and Plants You’ll see
Yellow lady slippers
Showy lady slippers (hundreds of them)
Northern bog orchids
For more information see the Nature Conservancy’s site.