Plan Your Visit

Click below for some suggestions of walks and hikes to help you familiarize yourself with Shaw Nature Reserve. With the help of our trail map and these tips, we hope you will explore at least a bit of the 2400 acres that make up Shaw Nature Reserve.

Plan Your Visit

  • Hiking
  • Play with your kids
  • Picnic
  • Bird watching
  • Look at flowers
  • Walking
  • Nature journaling
  • Photography
  • Painting  
  • Jogging
  • Meditation
  • See a prairie
  • Take a class
  • Observe nature
  • Spend time with family
  • Buy nature books
  • Make memories
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Use your GPS
  • Volunteer
  • Take family photos
  • Read a book
  • Play in the creek
  • Biking
  • Observe wildlife
  • Spend time with friends
  • Take a date


Art Exhibit

Head over to the Bascom House to view a new display seasonally that often includes nature photography or Edgar Dension artwork.

Don't Miss It!

StoryWalk® Project
Read a story while walking along with your whole family. Each month a new story is featured on a different trail. Stop in at the Visitor's Center to see where and what the StoryWalk is this month! Call ahead to make sure StoryWalk is out if we have had bad weather.
The StoryWalk® Project was created to promote physical fitness and literacy skills by Anne Ferguson, Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.



Wagon Tours

Wilderness wagon

The Wilderness Wagon departs from the Visitor Center weekend afternoons in May and October. This is an informative and relaxing way to view what Shaw Nature Reserve has to offer.

 Wilderness Wagon Tours