A historic farm central to Vermont Land Trust history and the Woodstock community

King Farm is one part working farm, one part nature preserve, one part community and culture hub—and all parts beautiful. The 154-acre property, located in Woodstock, rises from the Ottauquechee River to offer sweeping views of the river valley. It holds a special place in our heart as the farmhouse was our headquarters until 1990.

It’s hard to imagine a stretch of land that speaks to Vermont’s agricultural evolution as explicitly as King Farm. Its pastures and barns have been in continuous use for more than two centuries, though today’s cattle graze behind electric fences. And while its well-kept outbuildings open a window to the past, they also house community events and art exhibitions.

King Farm’s main building and surrounding grounds are private, providing educational opportunities for local students and workspaces for conservation organizations. But visitors can follow the Poet’s Trail (keep pets leashed, please) to explore the farm’s biodiversity and iconic natural features, from pastures to sugarwoods to vernal pools.