and the Stowe Land Trust, a local organization dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forestlands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community have aligned to help raise funds for a local conservation effort.

Located in the heart of Stowe Village, Cady Hill Forest has been providing mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing for years. However, its delicate permitting doesn?t guarantee that it will always be available for recreation.

Mike Thomas of enjoying Cady Hill Forest and the town loops

The Cady Hill Forest conservation project would allow the Stowe Land Trust to purchase and permanently conserve over 260 acres of land that holds an 11-mile network of trails, beloved by local mountain bike riders, and also hosts prime deer wintering habitat along with other scenic vistas.

With an additional $450,000 needed by May 30, 2012, isn?t just hoping for someone with a big check to save the day. Rather is donating 10% of the profits from all mountain bike sales to assist in the endeavor.

The town of Stowe, VT and headquarters are recently coming off a memorable March, only this one is a memory the town and ski community are hoping to forget. A March devoid of snow and full of 70 degree days wreaked havoc on an already thin snowpack. The last thing the town needs is for it to lose it?s in-town mountain bike loop, an easy access trail for those who work nearby, and also an integral part of the Vermont Ride Center, a program that is being pursued by the Vermont Mountain Bike Association.

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For more information regarding the conservation of Cady Hill Forest visit the Stowe Land Trust: