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Bear Alert! What YOU can do to help the active bear (and her cub?) in the Duxbury Road vicinity move on:
  • The most effective way of addressing the problem is to get rid of ANY smells of food (e.g., trash, compost, feeders).
  • If you can’t physically get rid of the food, pour liquid ammonia over it to neutralize the smell and make it unappealing.
  • Do NOT burn scented candles, including in your house.
  • Trapping the bear is NOT an option.  A bear’s range is too large for relocation to be effective in Vermont.  The bear would just return.
  • It is next to impossible to trap a sow and a cub at the same time.  They cannot relocate a sow because the cub would be unable to survive.
  • Legally, homeowners may shoot a bear if it is in the process of damaging their property.  Please report it to your game warden as soon as possible.
  • Game wardens can and will take more aggressive action if a bear enters an occupied home.  If a bear enters a house, contact the game warden immediately.
  • Contact numbers for State Police Dispatch:  802-229-9191 or 802-878-7111.
Bottom line, there is not much that the game wardens can do at this time.  You can remove the bears’ food source and they will loose interest.  The bears will be moving as soon as food sources are available in less populated areas.

Consider all the water bodies you can see from your car as you drive the roads of Vermont-including, perhaps, your own driveway.  If the streams, rivers, and lakes are close enough for you to see, that means they are close enough to be significantly impacted by what occurs on the road surface. 

On Thursday, May 26th, at 6:30 PM at the Smilie School in Bolton, the Friends of the Winooski River will host a workshop for private road and driveway owners.   Participants will learn more about best management practices that can protect water quality and save money.  If you are a property owner and believe your road segment or driveway has an impact on a nearby stream, you may be eligible for technical assistance. The event is co-hosted by the Bolton Conservation Commission with funding from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. An RSVP to is appreciated.


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Important Dates



Town Office
3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway
(US Route 2)
Bolton, VT 05676
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm
(802) 434 -5075 / (802) 434 – 3064


Upcoming Events

5:45 pm Select Board Meeting @ Town Office
Select Board Meeting @ Town Office
Jul 11 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
6:00 pm Planning Commission @ Town Office
Planning Commission @ Town Office
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to the Town of Bolton, Vermont


Town of BoltonWelcome to the Bolton, Vermont website.

The town of Bolton is located in the western foothills of the Green Mountains, on the eastern edge of the Lake Champlain Valley. The Winooski River bisects the town from east to west, as does Interstate 89, the New England Central Railway and U.S. Route 2.  Chartered in June 1763, Bolton is a small rural municipality that prides itself on many unique aspects: we are a tight-knit community with acres of forested land bisected by recreational trails, majestic ridge lines, rugged rocky outcrops, and valley-bottom cropland, all tucked in between working landscapes and our beloved Green Mountains.