The Intervale is in a unique agricultural neighborhood and natural area spread out over a fertile, ancient flood plain alongside the Winooski River. Thousands of years ago, the native Abenaki people farmed this very same land. The nonprofit Intervale Center owns, leases, and manages 350 acres in the Intervale, and has led the transformation of the Intervale area from Burlington’s sleepy river bottom to a bustling hub of agriculture, recreation, and ecosystem stewardship.
The Intervale Center subleases land to ten or more independently owned farms within the Intervale area, of which Intervale Community Farm is the oldest and largest.
In addition to farming, the Intervale has become a year-round recreation destination, with walking and cycling trails during spring, summer, and fall, and a groomed cross country ski trail system in the winter months.