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Grafton State Forest- Grafton State Forest is primarily undeveloped land comprising 203 acres of land for primitive camping, hunting, hiking and cross-country skiing.
WC Putnam State Forest- WC Putnam State Forest is located in the midsection of the state north of Grafton. Primarily a timber tract, the Forest does offer hiking and hunting.
Williams River State Forest- This relatively small state forest offers 108 acres for hunting in an area southwest of Chester, Vermont.

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Description - Dorand State Forest offers 518 acres of woodland in the south-central area of Vermont and is well known for viewing beaver. A few miles south is the town of Grafton which offers sights of the historic Kidder Hill Covered Bridge. Also, east of Dorand immediately off the main artery of SR 103, Bartonsville Covered Bridge and Worrall Covered Bridge may be viewed.

Attractions - Dorand State Forest is comprised of 518 acres offering views of wildlife, primitive camping, hunting and limited hiking. There are several covered bridges in the area as well as other state forests which offers hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing as well.

Recreation - Dorand State Forest offers 518 acres of woodland in the south-central area of Vermont and is well known for viewing beaver. A few miles south is the town of Grafton which offers sights of the historic Kidder Hill Covered Bridge. Also, east of Dorand immediately off the main artery of SR 103, Bartonsville Covered Bridge and Worrall Covered Bridge may be viewed. Cross-country skiing is enjoyed in winter.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (above 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Places in History Travel Region has an average precipitation of more than 44 inches (more than 112 centimeters). However, along the eastern boundary of this region, precipitation drops between 36 and 40 inches (91 to 102 centimeters).

Location - Dorand State Forest is located south of Chester off SR 103 turning right onto Cambridge Port Road.


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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

Additional Information:
Grafton State Forest - Grafton State Forest is primarily undeveloped land comprising 203 acres of land for primitive camping, hunting, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Southern Vermont - Southern Vermont is also known as the Places in History Travel Region due to the historical significance prior to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The 20th century presented the famed artist Norman Rockwell and the city of Brattleboro boasts as the location where Rudyard Kipling produced his finest writings. Beautiful roadways lend themselves to the discovery of nearly a dozen covered bridges, many of which reside on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
WC Putnam State Forest - WC Putnam State Forest is located in the midsection of the state north of Grafton. Primarily a timber tract, the Forest does offer hiking and hunting.
Williams River State Forest - This relatively small state forest offers 108 acres for hunting in an area southwest of Chester, Vermont.

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