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Long Trail State Forest



Jay State Forest- Jay State Forest encompasses 1,319 acres of land which the state leases to a private ski resort. The parcel of land is located just north of Long Trail State Forest offering an extension to the protected grounds for Long Trail hikers.
The Long Trail- The Long Trail travels north-south 265 miles from the Massachusetts state line up along the main ridge of the Green Mountains to the Canadian border. Some of New England's finest scenery may be viewed while hiking this path.

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Description - Located near the Canadian border this lengthy parcel of over 5,000 acres not only offers protected hiking ground but also provides an opportunity for hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. This popular yet remote recreation area is home to Gilpin Mountain, Domeys Dome, Strawberry Hill, Sugarloaf Mountain and Hazen Notch.

Attractions - Long Trail State Forest offers 5,459 acres of woodland for hiking, hunting and fishing in northern Vermont. The beautiful and remote parcel serves as protected ground for the popular Long Trail. Sugarloaf Mountain towers at 2,940 feet and is the backdrop to Hazen Notch Natural Area with its stunning cliffs that wind between Sugarloaf Mountain and Haystack Mountain. The peregrine falcon find these steep cliffs attractive nesting ground.

Recreation - The Long Trail travels through this slender parcel of over 5,000 acres offering spectacular scenery and an opportunity to view peregrine falcons soaring high above the cliffs near Hazen Notch Natural Area. The State Forest also offers hunting and fishing.

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 - Long Trail State Forest is located northwest of Lowell along SR 58.


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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:
Jay State Forest - Jay State Forest encompasses 1,319 acres of land which the state leases to a private ski resort. The parcel of land is located just north of Long Trail State Forest offering an extension to the protected grounds for Long Trail hikers.
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.
The Long Trail - The Long Trail travels north-south 265 miles from the Massachusetts state line up along the main ridge of the Green Mountains to the Canadian border. Some of New England's finest scenery may be viewed while hiking this path.
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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