Some Area Info: A quaint Vermont town with an approximate population of 811. Wheelock is 39.8 square miles containing only 2 paved roads, which only a very short distance pass through Wheelock, and many town maintained gravel roads.
You may wonder what the connection is between Eleazar Wheelock, the Ivy League school Dartmouth College and Wheelock, Vermont. Wheelock was named after Eleazar Wheelock who was the founder of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. A quirky Wheelock/Dartmouth College factoid is that qualifying Wheelock residents may attend a Dartmouth College undergraduate program “tuition free”. The most recent person to take advantage of this grant will graduate in the class of 2017.
Attractions and Recreation: Wheelock is home to 2 Wildlife Management Areas. Mathewson State Forest is 788 acres and lies in the towns of Sheffield, Sutton and Wheelock. There is a class IV road that passes through the forest which can be used to access the area by vehicles in the spring, summer and fall and is used as the VAST trail in the winter. The Mathewson State Forest is open for the hard core campers who enjoy old fashioned, rustic, off-grid primitive camping (see camping map here). The Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area is 10,826 acres and lies in the towns of Stannard, Walden, Danville and Wheelock. The Steam Mill Brook and its tributaries that run through the area once supplied power to at least 6 saw mills along its banks. There are rolling mountains, hills, fields, wetlands and several ponds in this area which are all habitat for wildlife and managed for timber. Both Mathewson State Forest and Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area are open to the public for regulated hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking and wildlife viewing.
Enjoy some of the best the Northeast Kingdom has to offer: Camping, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, biking, shopping, walking, golfing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing or just plan relaxing and enjoying the four seasons.
Pre K - 8: Miller’s Run School
High School: Choice
Northeastern Vermont Development Association