Mobbs Committee

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The Mobbs Committee, under the direction of the Selectboard, oversees the management and maintenance of the Mobbs Property in Jericho. This committee meets every 4th Monday of each month.

If you would like to contact the Mobbs Farm Committee; you can email them at mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov

We would like to advise visitors to MOBBS Farm to consider parking at the Browns Trace Lot.

If the Fitzsimonds Road Parking Lot is full, please use MOBBS FARM parking at 510 Browns Trace

Thank-you!


What is the Mobbs Farm?

The Mobbs Farm Property, acquired by the Town of Jericho in 1970, is located approximately

The Mobbs Committee, under the direction of the Selectboard, oversees the management and maintenance of the Mobbs Property in Jericho. This committee meets every 4th Monday of each month.

If you would like to contact the Mobbs Farm Committee; you can email them at mobbsfarm@jerichovt.gov

We would like to advise visitors to MOBBS Farm to consider parking at the Browns Trace Lot.

If the Fitzsimonds Road Parking Lot is full, please use MOBBS FARM parking at 510 Browns Trace

Thank-you!


What is the Mobbs Farm?

The Mobbs Farm Property, acquired by the Town of Jericho in 1970, is located approximately one mile south of Jericho Center on Browns Trace. The property consists of over 260 acres of both open and forested land and is roughly separated into two equal halves by Fitzsimonds Road. Mobbs Farm is open to all forms of non-motorized recreation, including: hiking, running, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

The westerly parcel of Mobbs, often called "Mobbs Valley", has 5 miles of recreational trails that traverse wide-open fields and both hard and soft-wood forest sections. Some of the trails also parallel Mill Brook where there is a pleasant bench to sit and enjoy the water.

The easterly parcel, often called "Mobbs Hill" has almost 125 acres of mostly forested land. There are four more miles of trails on the Mobbs Hill side of the property that tend to be a bit steeper than on the Mobbs Valley side, but equally as nice. Mobbs Hill has trails leading from both the Fitzsimonds Road and Browns Trace. The Browns Trace side of the Mobbs Farm property also contains the Town of Jericho town garage and a former landfill that has been closed and capped. Please note that all sections of the Town Garage are off-limits at all times to users.

Mobbs Farm can be accessed from the Fitzsimonds Road parking area. The Fitzsimonds Road area is located approximately one mile after turning off of Browns Trace. The Mobbs Committee intends to develop detailed maps to help plan your outing. Mountain bike and horseback riders are strongly encouraged to ride to the trails instead of using the parking lot.


Mobbs Farm Maps Below:

The Mobbs Valley and Mobbs Hill maps are posted at the Mobbs Farm Trail head kiosk on Fitzsimonds Road. The maps identify some major trails by name and identify 6 key intersections. The maps at the kiosk are 16" x 21", while the maps at the intersections are 8.5" x 11". The maps posted at this website are scaled to 8.5" x 11" (3300x2550 pixels).

On the trails, there are two aids to navigation-intersection maps/markers and arrows on trees on two main routes. All "main" trails on the map are well used, and should be easy to follow. Some of the "secondary" trails have very little use, and they may be difficult to follow.

You can print just a portion of a map. For example, if you are interested only in the Americana trail on Mobbs Hill, you can zoom in on the trail, and in "File:Print...." select "Current view" for the "Print Range".

  • February 2021 Mobbs Monthly Newsletter

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    26 Jan 2021
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    What a fantastic month at Mobbs Farm! February featured some beautiful days and lots of snow. It was a month in which Vermont saw the snow really pile up with multiple days of 2”-3”snowfall. Thanks to the hard work of Christine and Dan Smith, the new SNOWDOG groomer was put to full use throughout the month. Sledding enthusiasts flocked to the new sledding trails, easily accessed from the Mobbs Farm / Brown’s Trace parking lot. It was great seeing kids of all ages with big smiles on their faces as they zoomed down the trails, designed and cut by Mobbs Farm Committee (MFC) member, Riley Glanz. Sledding, schussing, skiing and strolling were just a few of the activities, the MFC facilitated this month, as towns across Vermont ramped up for Town Meeting Day, March 2nd.
    Mt. Mansfield from Mobbs


    The MFC’s ongoing efforts to establish a conservation easement to conserve Mobbs Farm into perpetuity really hit home this past month with a coordinated marketing campaign to inform Jericho voters of the first Article voters will see on their ballot, March 2nd. Article One asks the town if they should vote to conserve Mobbs Farm. To ensure that Jericho residents had all the information they needed to cast an informed vote, the MFC hosted informational ZOOM meetings, posted lawn signs with the website address to our page on the Town of Jericho website, distributed bumper stickers, posted updates on the Mobbs Farm Facebook page, spoke with visitors at Mobbs Farm, developed an FAQ section on the town website, produced a 5 minute info video and worked with MMCTV to have our last info meeting broadcast on their channel. For links to these informational sites, please click on any of the links below:


    Fresh 'corduroy' tracks left by the SNOWDOG


    Comments from Mobbs Farm visitors have been extraordinarily positive about the grooming that has been taking place on the trails this winter. The firm, smooth pathways, left from the SNOWDOG prevent ‘post-holing’ while walking throughout Mobbs Farm. Every dog needs a home, so it was great to re-purpose an abandoned building at the Town Garage, formerly occupied by COMCAST. Appropriately nicknamed, the “Dog House” it’s a wonderful new home for our ‘dog’ and a great place for maintenance work on this hard working machine.

    Work continues on the new Jericho Solar Farm, which when complete will feature 6,000 solar panels that will generate a significant amount of electricity, while reducing the town’s carbon footprint. Throughout Vermont, unused dump caps are being targeted for solar farm development. Please observe posted signs during the construction phase of this project, that is expected to be complete sometime in May, 2021.

    As we move into March and Town Meeting Day, the MFC would like to express our sincere thanks to the residents of Jericho for their support of the CONSERVE MOBBS FARM initiative. Should the vote on Town Meeting Day come through with a positive result, it will be the first step to conserve this property into the foreseeable future and beyond. Thanks to everyone who read our information, participated in our meetings, posted their support on Front Porch Forum and went to the polls informed and inspired. If you haven’t already voted, please consider casting your vote “YES” on Article One to conserve this jewel in the heart of Jericho! Thank-you. Be well. Stay safe!