Vermont Cliff Tops and Overlooks Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines

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Vermont Cliff Tops and Overlooks Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines
Vermont Cliff Tops and Overlooks Closed to Protect Nesting Peregrines
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Vermont -(Ammoland.com)-  Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend you check to see if the area you’re planning to hike or climb is open.

Several cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

“Peregrine nesting is well underway this spring,” said John Buck, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department biologist.  “The falcons are very sensitive to human presence so we ask climbers and hikers to please avoid the nests with a respectful distance.  The closures help people to choose an alternative route in advance.”

Barnet Roadcut (Barnet) – Rte 5 pullout closed

Bolton Notch (Bolton) – upper west cliff closed to climbing

Deer Leap (Bristol) – closed

Fairlee Palisades (Fairlee) – cliff top closed

Marshfield Mt (Marshfield) – portions closed to climbing

Mt. Horrid (Goshen) – Great Cliff overlook closed

Nichols Ledge (Woodbury) – cliff top closed

Rattlesnake Pt (Salisbury) – cliff top closed

Snake Mountain (Addison) – overlook south of pond closed

Table Mt (Manchester) – closed

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