North Branch Nature Center
"Connecting People of All Ages with the Natural World"


We're a small preserve with a big heart at a gentle bend in the North Branch of the Winooski River.

For more than a decade North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital.

North Branch is firefly light sparkling in a child's eye. It is a lecture hall where we learn the secrets of warblers and willows and weather. And it is a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply to do nothing beside the river.

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NBNC has some great opportunities available this summer, including summer camp counselor, CIT's, and an AmeriCorps environmental educator positions.

Find more information, including full position descriptions, and information on how to apply.



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Benefit Concert
with Keith Greeninger

Saturday, May 2
at Fresh Tracks Farm, Winery and Vineyard

KHDoors open 5:30, concert starts 6:30, Join us in making a commitment to children and nature connection by donating to the Kids Need Nature Scholarship Fund. For tickets, call NBNC at 229-6206 or stop by or at Onion River Sports on Langdon Street, Montpelier.

Amphibian Rescue & Monitoring

SPSAEach spring, thousands of frogs and salamanders migrate to vernal pools to breed. That migration sometimes forces them to travel across dangerous roads where they risk being struck and killed.

Learn more about how you can help.

BirdFest 2015!
Saturday, May 30

This spring, explore the fascinating world of birds. 

  • yellow warblerWalks with expert birders
  • Live raptor demos
  • Bluebird box making
  • Bird banding demos
  • Birding in Kazakhstan presentation
  • Kid's Activity Tent
  • ...and more!
See the full schedule

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
Trails open every day
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