HOW TO SAFELY USE WVPD PARKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
- Maintain at least a six-foot (6’) physical distance from other people in the park as recommended by the CDC
- Please stay home if you or members of your household are feeling unwell
- Do not travel or carpool with non-household members
- Keep your dog(s) on a leash at all times and avoid touching and interacting other people’s dogs (they are members of the household and must follow physical and social distancing as well)
- Avoid touching structures such as fences, sign posts, information boards, picnic tables, gates and railings
- Wash hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Carry hand sanitizer with you while visiting parks
- Pick up your trash and properly remove it from the park to help protect our staff. Please pick up, bag, and properly dispose of your dog’s waste
- Restroom facilities are closed
- Bring your own water
The WVPD acknowledges this is a fluid and constantly evolving situation. While WVPD parks currently remain open, we are closely following and will adhere to recommendations set forth by the CDC, Vermont Department of Health, along with state and local officials. We will strive to keep our parks open as long as possible, but need the public’s help to ensure they remain a safe space for everyone. Please observe and follow all signage posted in the parks and other public recreation areas.
Posted March 27, 2020
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