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Description - Lyndon State Forest lies several miles south of Lyndonville off Red Village and New Boston Roads. The 72-acre woodland was once the agricultural site of scotch pine. Today the sandy ground is home to primarily white pine. Hunting is the only recreation available at this State Forest.

Attractions - Lyndon State Forest was once the site of cultivated Scotch pine during the 1920s through the 1930s; however, today the sandy soil supports primarily white pine. The State Forest is located within the Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region just minutes south of Lyndonville offering quick access to public hunting grounds.

Recreation - Seventy-two acres of lovely soft white pine forest offers an opportunity for hunting. Located immediately west of the forestland is Passumpsic River. Above the town of Lyndonville, the East and West Branches of the Passumpsic River are well known for their excellent brook trout catches. The East Branch also rewards anglers with rainbow trout. A nearby covered bridge, Chamberlain Mill Bridge, may be viewed in Lyndon along Wheelock Road. This queenpost structure is 66 feet long and was built in 1881.

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 - Lyndon State Forest is just south of the town of Lyndon off Red Village 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:
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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