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The Legacy Prairie & Wooland was established in 2022 after many generous donations and plans to expand the cemetery.   It is located in the Driftless Area (unglaciated area) of Dane County in the Town of Vermont.  The property contains 115 acres of beautifully woodland with hiking trails winding throughout.  Using green infrastructure practices the former farm fields were developed into 35 acres of prairies, minimizing erosion with the construction of retention ponds, preserving the 20 acres of wetland and portion of Vermont Creek that flows along highway 78 and managing the woodland to maximize its habitat for wildlife.  Other features include a patio, fire pit, grill, play equipment, indoor bathroom, and gathering place (available to members).

Our vision is that this property, with the enhancements we’ve done in and surrounding our Gathering Place, will be a community outreach opportunity for members and non-members to use the property for exercise or meditation on the trails, formal or informal gatherings on the patio, learning opportunities for young and old and a sense of pride in a job well done.

We encourage you to become a FRIEND OF THE VERMONT PRAIRIE AND WOODLAND by registering.

By doing so, you’ll receive periodic email updates on the development of the property, special events and volunteer opportunities.

Please plan on joining us next spring when we officially open the trails to use and the prairies are just showing their growth!

Current Conditions

To keep up with current conditions, weather, event cancelations, etc.  We recommend checking the following…


The Legacy Prairie & Woodland offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors to enjoy year-round. Click the links below to learn about some of the popular activities available on this property.

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Archery Hunting (permit required) - rules being developed

Cross Country Skiing

Dogs Permitted


Hiking Trails


Patio Area (Grill & Firepit)

Play Area


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