The Catamount Outdoor Family Center has been the home of the McCullough family since 1873. The place was originally the home farm of Giles Chittenden. The main house was built by his father, Vermont’s first Governor, Thomas Chittenden, in 1796.
The property at Catamount is listed by the Vermont Division for Historic Places and the national Register of Historic Places as the “Giles Chittenden Homestead”. The land is situated on two hills affording vistas including the Green Mountains and the Winooski River Valley in the East and the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain in the West. A pleasant combination of woodland, pasture, and cropland combine with mostly gently rolling terrain to make this 500 acre property a gem in burgeoning Chittenden County.
We started the recreation/conservation land use experiment in 1978 that you see here today. The property has become a model of education, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, conservation, historic preservation, and recreation. It regularly services Vermonters throughout the Northwest quadrant of the state. It is also a destination for tourists from around the globe. Catamount is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.
Tired of getting lost out on the trails!? Download Viewranger, a free app that allows users to access our updated map on the go! Our very own Hans Buehler, a member of CatamountOFC’s Board, has put together an awesome instructional video; take a look! We’d love to hear your feedback, if you’re interested in letting us know how it works please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, message us on Facebook or stop in for visit!
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