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Mt. Carmel State Forest



Green Mountain National Forest- Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest represents 50 percent of all public lands in Vermont. Its hills and mountains, ponds and brooks provide a recreation jewel.
Middlebury / Rochester Ranger District- Middlebury / Rochester Ranger District is located in the central area of the state within Green Mountain National Forest. Year-round recreation opportunities abound including the very popular Long Trail which spans a distance of 53 miles.
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 - Mt. Carmel State Forest offers 264 acres several miles east of the town of Brandon. Fishing opportunities abound in the area including Chittenden Reservoir and numerous brooks. Mt. Carmel stands at 3,365 feet only to be shadowed by Bloodroot Mountain to the north which stands at 3,485 feet. This State Forest offers hiking and hunting opportunities.

Attractions - Located in the Heart of Vermont in the Middlebury Ranger District of the Green Mountain National Forest is the beautiful Mt. Carmel State Forest. Many surrounding creeks and the nearby Chittenden Reservoir offer fishing and boating opportunities. The Long Trail may be accessed from this parcel.

Recreation - Cross-country skiing, hiking and hunting are enjoyed at Mt. Carmel State Forest. Access to Long Trail.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

Location - Mt. Carmel State Forest is located within the Green Mountain National Forest northeast of Pittsford. Access is by foot.


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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:
Central Vermont - Central Vermont is characterized by beautiful rolling green mountains, crystal clear lakes and rushing streams. Historical sites, museums, ski resorts, challenging multi-use trails, golf courses and more may be found in this picturesque New England region.
Middlebury / Rochester Ranger District - Middlebury / Rochester Ranger District is located in the central area of the state within Green Mountain National Forest. Year-round recreation opportunities abound including the very popular Long Trail which spans a distance of 53 miles.
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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