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Rupert State Forest

Manchester Ranger District- Located in the southern half of the Green Mountain National Forest, the Manchester Ranger District offers an array of outdoor activities for year-round enjoyment.

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Description - Located within the Manchester Ranger District of Green Mountain National Forest, there is much to do and see in this region. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation must be contacted in order to obtain access. Folks do enjoy hiking, hunting and in particular snowmobiling in the State Forest. The surrounding area offers even more recreation opportunities including coldwater fishing, backpacking, primitive camping, mountain biking and much more.

Attractions - Rupert State Forest encompasses 336 acres accessible with advanced notification through the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Many visitors enjoy hiking and hunting along with snowmobiling. This area is within the Green Mountain National Forest, Manchester Ranger District. Outdoor recreation abounds including mountain biking on local roads, fishing in the numerous fast-moving brooks and hiking to various knobs and peaks.

Recreation - Rupert State Forest is located in the southwestern area of the state offering hiking, hunting and snowmobiling in winter. For access contact the Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation at 802-241-3670 or parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us.

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 small town of East Rupert travel south on West Road making a right on Nichols Hill 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

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Manchester Ranger District - Located in the southern half of the Green Mountain National Forest, the Manchester Ranger District offers an array of outdoor activities for year-round enjoyment.
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.


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