The greater Jay Peak area offers some wonderful sighting of wildlife. Of course, our favorite is the moose. Known watching sites are Ret. 58 in Lowell, Balance Rock Road in Westfield, Rte. 105 in North Troy and Rte. 242 on the west side of Jay Peak. Black bears can be seen roaming the woods and field along Balance Rock Road in Westfield, Rte. 242 in Jay and Mine Road in Lowell. The best time is in the fall when the apples have fallen from the trees. Beavers can be seen frequently along the Missisquoi River which runs from Lowell to North Troy.
Wild turkeys can be seen in good numbers along the River Road in North Troy. Other species of birds (even a bald eagle) can also be seen traveling along river Road and just north of the Big Falls area. Other bird watching spots are on the Loop Road in Troy/Westfield, and all along the Missisquoi River. Jay Peak is also an excellent spot for bird-watching. Birding in the mountains can be one of the most fascinating experiences of a lifetime. From the Red-bellied Woodpeckers to Yellow-bellied Sap Suckers, birds come in all shapes, sizes and colors in the Jay Peak area.
For more Birding information, you can consult the Audubon Society website. The mission of the Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society is to foster the stewardship and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife and natural habitats: