Cliffs closed to protect peregrine falcons

Ten cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons. Peregrines are vulnerable to human disturbance on or above a nesting cliff and the cliffs are closed to improve the odds for successful nesting.

We close the portions of the cliffs where the birds are nesting and the trails leading to those cliff areas. These areas will be closed from April to August, but if a falcon pair doesn’t nest or if the nest is not successful, they will be reopened sooner. Thank you for your support in protecting peregrine nesting sites. You are helping to ensure that peregrines are part of Vermont’s landscape.

Barnet Roadcut (Barnet) – Rte 5 pullout closed
Bolton Notch (Bolton) – upper west cliff closed to climbing
Deer Leap (Bristol) - closed
Fairlee Palisades (Fairlee) – cliff top closed
Marshfield Mt (Marshfield) – portions closed to climbing
Mt. Horrid (Goshen) – Great Cliff overlook closed
Nichols Ledge (Woodbury) – cliff top closed
Rattlesnake Pt (Salisbury) – cliff top closed
Snake Mountain (Addison) – overlook south of pond closed
Table Mt (Manchester) – closed


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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