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Elmore State Park- The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, the park offers 755 acres for boating, fishing, hiking and more.

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Description - CC Putnam State Forest is located just east of the resort mecca of Stowe nestled between SRs 12 and 14 in the Woodbury Mountains region. This area is especially popular for hiking and hunting along with cross-country skiing. Views of the Worcester Mountain Range are beautiful.

Attractions - CC Putnam State Forest is comprised of 13,355 acres in the Woodbury Mountain region offering spectacular views of the Worcester Mountain Range. The Forest offers hunting and hiking opportunities for those visiting or living near Hardwich, Morrisville, Woodbury and Stowe. In addition to the wonderful scenery, this is a wonderful location for trout fishing.

Recreation - CC Putnam State Forest offers hunting, hiking and camping along with marvelous fishing opportunities in the Woodbury region. Elmore Branch, Little Pond, Hardwood Pond and Hardwood Brook are all accessible from within the State Forest.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures in the lower half of the Lakes / Kingdom region averages 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -9 Celsius). The upper half of this region experiences winter temperatures ranging below 14 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures are cooler along the western area of Lake Champlain averaging 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 Celsius). The central area of this region expects temperatures from 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 20 Celsius) with the eastern area of this region experiencing the coolest summer time temperatures of less than 66 degrees Fahrenheit (below 19 Celsius). The yearly precipitation for Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region vary from less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the western line to more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) along the eastern border of New Hampshire and Canada.

Location - Located about 5 - 8 miles south of the small town of Wolcott off Pleasant Valley Road. Pleasant Valley turns from paved to gravel about midway to the State Forest.


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Contact Information:
Vermont Dept. of Forests Parks & Recreation, 103 South Main Street , Waterbury, VT, 05671-0601, Phone: 802-241-3670, Fax: 802-244-1481
, parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us

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Elmore State Park - The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, the park offers 755 acres for boating, fishing, hiking and more.
Northern Vermont - Northern Vermont stretches between America's sixth largest lake and the state line of New Hampshire, this region offers an array of outdoor activities from boating and fishing to mountain hikes and moose hunting.
Vermont State Parks and Forests - Vermont has over 50 state parks and over 2,200 campsites and shelters available for seasonal use. Most state parks permit cross-country skiing and several permit snowmobiling on designated routes. Vermont also offers over 35 state forests open for recreation use along with four rail trails and nearly a dozen historic sites.

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