We manage 400 acres of northern hardwood stands and softwood plantations of pine and spruce. These living ecosystems provide lumber, firewood, wildlife habitat, recreational trails, and open-air classrooms for teaching the lessons of ecology, “green forestry” and environmental stewardship.
Our woodlands are Green Certified by the American Tree Farm System. Each year, we harvest 10 to 20 thousand board feet of lumber and 30 cords of firewood. We take great care to minimize forest disturbance, maintain a healthy balance of young and old trees, leave untouched areas for wildlife, and maximize use of the logs. Areas are cut on a 20-year rotation.
- “Character-marked” fine furniture by Beeken/Parsons Woodshop, an independent business in our Farm Barn. “character-marks” = knots, bark or other defects.
- Lumber stockpiled for major future construction project—transforming the Old Dairy Barn into a residential learning center.
- Lumber for sale to woodworkers. For sales information contact Dana Bishop.
- Maple syrup. Our sugarbush produces syrup for educational purposes and to serve at the Inn's restaurant.