Photo courtesy of Dia Michaud
Photo courtesy of Diane Banister

Welcome to Walden

Walden is located in northwestern Caledonia County surrounded by the towns of Danville, Cabot, Greensboro, Hardwick and Stannard.  Chartered in 1781, Walden has an area of 39 sq. miles consisting of rolling hills and valleys, streams and forests, with over 10,000 acres in the Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area owned by the State of Vermont.  These lands are open to regulated hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.  Walden has Lyford Pond and Coles Pond both connected to Joe’s Pond in Danville by Joe’s Brook flowing through town.  Walden is known for its elevation and abundant snowfall.  The highest point is the summit of Stannard Mountain, near the town’s northern border, with an elevation of 2,579 feet.

Walden has a population of almost 1000.  Residents are active, employed in businesses at distances of an hours’ drive, working online, or on home-based trades.  Walden currently has one store, four working dairy farms and one main highway (VT Route 15) passing through between Danville & Hardwick.  Walden identifies with separate community clusters/villages in Noyesville, Walden Station/Walden Heights, South Walden, North Walden/Coles Pond.  The town operates its own PreK-8 Elementary/Middle School in Noyesville.  All secondary students are tuitioned to high schools of their choice.


Our picturesque town boasts four brilliant seasons and seasonal activities:  farmers markets, roadside kiosks, truck gardening, maple sugaring with open sugarhouses, snowmobiling on maintained VAST trails, and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail all year round.  Hidden spectacular views are worth the search and keep visitors returning.