Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Families

The Charlotte Land Trust is excited to announce its first ever Nature Scavenger Hunt for kids and their parents.  

WHEN: Saturday, May 19 (rain date on May 20th)

TIME: 9:30 AM - 12 noon


REGISTRATION: This is a free event, but we ask that you pre-register by printing and completing this registration form and returning it to the Charlotte Town Recreation office at Town Hall or by mailing it to Recreation, PO Box 119, Charlotte, VT 05445.

QUESTIONS: Call Frances at 802-343-0633

Each participant or group will receive a card and enjoy an exciting walk through the Park searching for various landmarks, insects, tracks and plants...all while exploring the wonderful natural beauty of the Refuge.

This is an event for all ages and cards will be accessible to both toddlers as well as more advanced kid naturalists (accompanied by an adult). 

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at the end of our Hunt.

THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE PARK!   We will provide a bus from the Charlotte Central School to take participants up to the top of the Park, off Route 7.  Everyone will be back to the school by noon, or possibly earlier.  Please do not park at the Greenbush Road entrance, as the Hunt will be taking place along the scenic Thorpe and Byington trails at the top of the hill.


Helping to protect and preserve the rural, agricultural landscape of Charlotte


Sunset from Mt. Philo
Looking East from the top of Barber Hill
Crows on Burns Property
Camel's Hump from Charlotte
Mack Farm Herd
Aerial View of Williams Woods
Burleigh Forest Waterfall
View from Gailbreath Property
Crossbreed Cow on Burleigh Farm
Farming on Lockhart Property
View from Mt. Philo with Conserved Land in Foreground
Knowles Farm
Charlotte Berry Farm pumpkins
Greenbush Road Conserved Field
Snowshoes on CLT Guided Raven Ridge Hike

For over twenty years, the Charlotte Land Trust has been in the business of conserving the special natural, scenic and agricultural areas in Charlotte so they will be here for future generations.  We were founded by a group of concerned local people who initially organized in order to protect a very large field on the corner of Lake and Greenbush Roads. Since then, CLT became incorporated sixteen years ago as a non-profit entity and has helped to preserve many of our notable natural resources.

CLT’s mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the historic and rural beauty of the area by conserving natural resources in the form of agricultural lands, forests, and wild areas.  We are committed to assisting in the planning for Charlotte’s growth and development so that agricultural, commercial, residential and recreational land needs are balanced by the townspeople’s often expressed desire for the preservation and protection of working farms, natural areas and scenic resources.

To date, Charlotte can be proud that more than 4,000 acres of resource rich lands in the town are conserved with conservation easements.  This slideshow highlights pictures from some of the properties in Charlotte that were conserved either through the efforts of the Charlotte Land Trust or one of our other conservation partners.