The Forest Quest

Woodstock, VT
Difficulty: Moderate
Special Features: Natural
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 2:00
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide, Pencil


See and “read” landscape history as you journey along carriage roads.


Take Route 4 to Woodstock and then Route 12 north from Woodstock. Turn left onto Propser Road (2.7 miles beyond Billings Farm). Take Prosper Road for 0.7 miles to the trail head parking lot on your left.

Clues and Map

You can find the clues and map to this quest in Best of Valley Quest.


Created by Steve Glazer in 2002, as part of the Forest for Every Classroom program.

Update to this Quest

Logging has been done. Updates as of summer 2010 Clue #3 Over the culvert then 80 steps to where the pines stretch tall. Clue #15 LONG reverse: back to hemlock; uphill stopping at the sign. How many letters do you find? Turning left is right! Clue #17 On you go! A tiny 1 meter bridge; then down, down to a fork. You’re in a forest glade, with a mix of trees, naturally made. Now, keep eyes open for trees planted in line. When you find this plantation whisper the words,”red pine,” don’t be afraid There, keep right to the ancient sugar maple, an ol’ pasture tree One of its branches has broken off and left a big hole. Hidden there? the treasure box — and end to your mystery.