Vermont Forest Cemetery is 56 acres of upland mixed-hardwood forest located in the geographic center of Vermont, on the flanks of the third range of the Green Mountains.
In this, the state's first forest cemetery, founded by Vermont’s leading expert in natural burial, Vermonters can choose to return their bodies naturally to the ecosystem, making burial a final act of generosity and gratitude for the land that nurtured them in life & sustaining the planet for future generations.
What makes us unique?
The future of burial is as old as the hills. This cemetery offers a place for people to gather, to honor their dead and the forest, and to participate in outdoor art and learning. Our mission is composed of five branches to ensure our natural burial cemetery can exist harmoniously in both the ecosystem and human social networks: