Legacy Prairie & Woodland

In January 2022, after many generous donations to our Legacy Fund and plans to expand the cemetery, Vermont Church purchased the adjacent farm to expand our cemetery and established the Legacy Prairie & Woodland. Located in the Driftless Area (unglaciated area) of Dane County in the Town of Vermont, the property contains 115 acres of beautiful prairie, woodland and wetland with 5.5 miles of 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.

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 welcome you to become a Friend of the Legacy Prairie and Woodland by making a contribution to support the costs of maintaining, further developing, and preserving the property.

Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flow’rs of blooming spring

Beautiful Savior Hymn