The Intervale is an incredible collection of land containing working agricultural tracts, community gardens, historical sites for both the Abenaki and the Ethan Allen family, and riparian floodplain forests, all connected by a common trail and their proximity to the Winooski River. Most of the land sits in the floodplain of the river and has bountiful natural communities to pair with the more developed features. Beavers and otters work and play off the banks of the riparian forest zone, while birds eat caterpillars in the native tree planting sites. Fox and deer frequent the area, but tracks from a coyote or the rare bobcat may also be found. The original Burlington Wildway is your guide to begin exploring this outdoor paradise, connecting the area from Salmon Hole Park just south of Winooski to Ethan Allen Park in the New North End of Burlington. Access to the Intervale by car is available from the parking lots at the Intervale Center, Tommy Thompson Community Garden’s picnic area, or the Ethan Allen Homestead.