Huntington Open Women’s Land

Welcome to HOWL!

Greetings, HOWL friends, old and new. Thank you for visiting HOWL’s website. We’re glad you’re here, and hope to see you soon at HOWL! See our Events page or visit our Facebook page for HOWL Happenings, and our Visitor Guide for information on overnight or day visits.

Black Lives Matter – Ways to Help

HOWL has reopened for overnight stays and events on the land! Like many small businesses and nonprofits, HOWL has been eagerly anticipating in-person reopening. We care deeply about the community in which our land is located, and the health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. We are excited to welcome you safely back to HOWL. Please check our Facebook page for most up-to-date news & COVID-related guidelines.
If you would like to come visit the land for the day, walk the trails, and soak in the beauty of HOWL, you are welcome! We will have guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 posted at the farmhouse.
Please stay tuned for future updates, but most importantly, stay healthy, and take care of your local community members in need.
Sincerely,
Cindy, Glo, Lani, Meg, Michele & Stephie
HOWL Collective

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Visit HOWL

We welcome and encourage visitors. Just want to go for a walk or sit by the pond for a bit of quiet and relaxation? We invite women to enjoy the land for day use anytime. Click the button for details.

HOWL Land in Pictures

HOWL is beautiful in any season. Take a look through our photo gallery.

Bring your Event to HOWL!

Want to see or lead a specific event at HOWL? Have a skill to share or a topic to discuss? Simply want to explore the beautiful HOWL lands in the company of other women? Or perhaps you’re part of a group that needs an events space? We welcome your leadership & ideas. Please email howlvt@gmail.com with your event idea, proposed date, and contact info. HOWL is a 100% volunteer organization, so please don’t be discouraged if it takes us a while to get back to you.

Huntington Open Women’s Land is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay, with an inspiring mission. The property is beautiful, and contains extensive trail systems with access to Vermont mountains. Also, there was a pond, a big firepit area with lots of chairs, and many areas to choose from for setting up our tent. The hosts are very kind and helpful. We had a lovely time staying here, and hope to come back!

Zoë R., Hipcamper, August 2019

Our Mission

HOWL is a non-profit land trust held in perpetuity for the full diversity of women, regardless of gender assigned at birth, and transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals. We are an intentional community working to create an alternative to systemic oppression and patriarchy. We work collectively to preserve and steward the land, to provide space for community building, service, and skill-sharing, and to collaborate in projects and programming that reflect our shared values of intersectional feminism, compassion, respect, sustainability, and love of the earth.
When HOWL was founded, the concept of gender diversity was not widely acknowledged. At that time, our intention was to be expansive and welcoming to all women, and to be a place to escape the patriarchy, learn new skills, unite, and gather strength.
Today, we recognize that gender-based discrimination impacts people of all marginalized gender identities.  Our common obstacle is not one another, but systemic oppression and the patriarchy itself. Therefore, we are committed to providing an alternative model at HOWL. We seek to create an affirming intersectional space that breaks down harmful and limiting societal messages, without reinforcing that we are wholly defined or limited by our gender identities. In order to keep our land safe and welcoming for all, we expect that everyone at HOWL take responsibility for their own behavior, be kind and respectful toward others, and listen and speak with compassion. Rather than fight each other, we learn from our differences, and gather strength for our larger struggle.