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Dorand State Forest- Dorand State Forest is a fairly secluded woodland offering wildlife viewing and primitive camping. Hiking and hunting are also enjoyed.
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 - Grafton State Forest offers 203 acres of remote undeveloped land in south-central Vermont. Primitive camping, hiking and hunting are available. A few miles east is the town of Grafton which offers sights of the historic Kidder Hill Covered Bridge. Also, the Grafton Ponds area is well-known for cross-country skiing.

Attractions - Grafton State Forest lies in the southern area of Vermont just minutes away from the lovely town of Grafton and Cambridgeport. It is nestled between Burt Hill, Spring Hill, Bull Hill and Bear Hill. The Grafton Ponds area offers wonderful cross-country skiing on many of the area trails which often begin at the end of a gravel road. WC Putnam is another small state forest located just north of SR 121 offering a hiking trail to Blake Hill, elevation 1,700 feet. Dorand and Williams River State Forests are also nearby.

Recreation - Located along the west bank of Saxton River, Grafton State Forest offers limited recreation. Primitive camping, hiking, hunting and cross-country skiing are enjoyed.

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 - From the town of Grafton travel west on Hinkley Brook Road. The road changes to Howeville Road just about at the point it reaches 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

Additional Information:
Dorand State Forest - Dorand State Forest is a fairly secluded woodland offering wildlife viewing and primitive camping. Hiking and hunting are also enjoyed.
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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