Help Us Rebuild Beaver Dam Cabin at Wheeler Pond
Built in the 1970s, Beaver Dam and Hadsel-Mare Cabins have provided a setting for people to enjoy the natural beauty of the Northeast Kingdom and Wheeler Pond. Located near Lake Willoughby, Wheeler Pond has plenty to offer including close to 40 miles of hiking trails, canoeing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
When Green Mountain Club took ownership of the cabins in 2003, we knew that the day would come when we had to replace Beaver Dam Cabin. Sadly, we made the difficult decision to close Beaver Dam Cabin for structural safety reasons in 2016.
GMC’s Camps Committee and staff have designed a cabin to replace Beaver Dam Cabin that will provide the same rustic and cozy accommodations guests have enjoyed for decades. We estimate that the project will cost $100,000 and will take over a year to design, acquire permits, and build.
Bromley Mountain Observation Tower
The Green Mountain Club is working to rebuild the observation tower on Bromley Mountain. The original Bromley Observation Tower was finished in 1962 to provide visitors with a 360-degree view of mountains in four states. The structure was removed in 2012 for safety reasons. Rebuilding this tower will benefit hikers and those that love the Southern Vermont Mountains for generations to come.
For durability, safety, and maintenance reasons, steel will be used instead of wood to rebuild the tower. The Club is working with engineers to develop a design for the observation tower that will have a similar square footage as the original structure. Final design parameters will be completed to begin permit acquisition in 2019.
We continue to push forward with the Bromley Tower and are coordinating construction and maintenance details with the state of Vermont, which is the landowner and eventual owner of the structure itself. We anticipate these conversations and Act 250 permitting to take us through the fall and hope to begin construction in the spring of 2022. If that timeline plays out we should have a tower opening in time for the fall of 2022.