Northfield Town Forest Access Feasibility Study Information


The Town of Northfield and the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission have engaged a multi-disciplinary team to conduct a feasibility study to establish and enhance accessibility to Northfield’s municipal forest. The intent of the study is to identify opportunities and make recommendations to facilitate greater access to the town forest for Northfield residents of all ages and abilities.

The study is being conducted by a team of planning experts and key stakeholders, led by Dubois and King Inc., a multi-discipline firm with extensive expertise in planning and community engagement.


Project Documents

The Draft Preliminary Report is available for review an comment: Click here to view the pdf.

We need your input on the preliminary designs!

The team has come up with several preliminary designs for the three locations selected for further review. We need your feedback on what works and what doesn’t. Are these proposals realistic? Would you use them? What would make them better? Please share your thoughts in this open ended survey.

For more information about how these locations were chosen please review the draft preliminary report posed above.

Thank you for your input!

The first survey is now closed but take a moment to look over the responses and comments.

Project Check-in Meetings

October Meeting Notes

Community Site Visits (Completed)

The projects consultants three site walks to meet with residents and discuss how forest access could be improved in Northfield.

Wednesday, September 8, 6PM

Sunday, September 19, 9:30AM

Thursday, September 23, 6PM

Community Forum (Completed)

A hybrid meeting was hosted in the community room at the Brown Public Library and virtually.

Tuesday, September 14, 5:30PM


Project contact:

Christian Meyer, Senior Planner, CVRPC