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Description - The Morristown Bog is a designated Natural Area. Visitors much contact the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for access. Once acquired to harvest the peat for the state tree nursery, it was later appreciated for its outstanding peat land.

Attractions - The Morristown Bog State Forest is a protected 30-acres largely comprised of undisturbed black spruce-tamarack bog with several rare plant species. The Morristown Bog is a designated Natural Area. Visitors much contact the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for access. Once acquired to harvest the peat for the state tree nursery, it was later appreciated for its outstanding peat land.

Recreation - Folks wishing to view the Forest must contact the Vermont Department of Forests, State Parks and Recreation prior to their visitation. Call: 802-241-3670 or email: parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us

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 - Morristown Bog State Forest is located about midway between the resort towns of Stowe and Morrisville along SR 100.


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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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