Ways of Water Interpretive Trail

The Ways of Water Interpretive Trail explores the 50 acres of Camp DREAM, making 6 stops around the property that highlight some of the most unique water related-features that the land has to offer.  Camp DREAM remains rustic with over 80% of the property undeveloped, thanks to the Vermont Land Trust, which helped to purchase the land in order to conserve and protect it from future development.  Camp DREAM is a reminder of how important it is to protect Vermont’s natural areas while living and learning in this outdoor environment. This trail and its educational components were made possible through a Catalyst Grant provided by IBM and by volunteers from IBM who have used their own creativity and resources to support and build the Camp DREAM that exists today. 

The Trail

  1. Welcome to Camp DREAM
  2. Fern Gully
  3. Water Beneath Your Feet
  4. Healthy Headwaters
  5. Vernal Pool
  6. Metcalf Pond
  7. Riparian Forest

Welcome to Camp DREAM (Click the image for a larger view)

Welcome to Camp DREAM

 

Fern Gully (Click the image for a larger view)

Fern Gully: Mother Natures Sponge

 

Water Beneath Your Feet (Click the image for a larger view)

The Water Beneath Your Feat

 

Healthy Headwaters (Click the image for a larger view)

Healthy Headwaters

 

Vernal Pool (Click the image for a larger view)

Vernal Pool: A Race Against Time

 

Metcalf Pond (Click the image for a larger view)

Metcalf Pond: Habitat and Headwaters

 

Riparian Forest (Click the image for a larger view)

The Riparian Forest: Cool and Beautiful