South Hero Land Trust
Join us today in protecting the places we love!
South Hero is a special place where farm, forest, and lake meet; a distinctive community that is more than the sum of its parts. For eighteen years, South Hero Land Trust has worked to protect the farmland and open spaces where we raise our families, grow our food, explore, learn, and find inspiration. Our conserved farms, forests, natural areas, and shoreline carry our unique natural and agricultural heritage into the future.
From tasting sweet maple syrup at Crescent Bay Farm and welcoming new calves each summer at Health Hero Farm, to watching fall come across the hillside of the Landon Farm, we all have special memories of South Hero. The story of our community is one of working together, honoring history, and a dedication to our island and lake. Protecting our legacy of farms and open spaces means that for generations to come, our children will build their own stories and memories of the land.
Conserved Land in South Hero
Crescent Bay Farm
East Shore Vineyard (Landon Farm)
Health Hero Farm (Sawyer Bay Farm)
Jackson Point Property
Lakeside Jersey Farm (Roy Farm)
Round Pond State Park
Apple Island Resort Wetland
Public Access Trails in South Hero
Landon Community Trail
Round Pond State Park Trails
Conserving land is at the core of South Hero Land Trust’s mission. We also strive to strengthen our community by supporting local food and the agricultural economy, providing opportunities for learning and education, and connecting people with working lands and open spaces.
We believe everyone should be able to explore and learn about our farms, forests, fields, and lake. Connecting to the land through hiking, paddling, berry picking, or cooking with local food strengthens our community. South Hero Land Trust connects diverse community members to the land and to each other through our outreach programs, including:
- publication of the Champlain Islands Grown Guide to Agriculture, now in its 10th edition,
- educational events and cooking demonstrations at the South Hero Farmers’ Market,
- working with farmers and food businesses to build the Lake Champlain Islands Agriculture Network,
- support for The Land, The Farms, and Me, a place-based education program at Folsom School,
- annual Green-Up Day volunteer events,
- special events for the community including hikes, nature explorations, cooking classes and farm tours.
Join Us Today!
We hope you will celebrate your connection with the land by becoming a member of the South Hero Land Trust today and supporting this work. Please note that we are a 501(c)3 non-profit; your gift is tax-deductible.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, our members, and the many people who value gathering at the farmers’ market, apple picking, a quiet walk in the woods, or gazing over the lake at the mountains, we thank you!