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Newbury completes purchase of mountain land

December 30, 2018

NEWBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has completed its purchase of Tucker Mountain.

More than a year ago, Newbury residents voted to spend $25,000 to secure the purchase of 636 acres encapsulating Tucker Mountain and nearby Woodchuck Mountain from the Vermont Land Trust. The Valley News reports the purchase grants the town ownership of an area northwest of West Newbury village that has been a popular recreational destination for generations.

Tucker Mountain’s summit has been an open area since it was cleared for pasture in 1810 and features panoramic vistas including a view of New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

Vermont contains more than 67,000 acres of forestland owned by 172 municipalities.

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