The Story Behind Lye Brook Wilderness

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will welcome H. Lee Allen, professor emeritus of North Carolina State University, to talk about the history of the Lye Brook Wilderness.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Burr and Burton's Hunter Seminar Room. Following the federal Wilderness Act of 1964, an additional 15 Eastern U.S. properties were added in 1975, one of which was our own Lye Brook Wilderness.

Running from Manchester to Sunderland, its 18,000 acres once hosted logging camps, charcoaling operations, and Rich Lumber Company's Lye Brook Railroad. This talk will discuss Lye Brook's past, present and future. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit


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