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Allis State Park- Allis State Park is named after Wallace Allis who willed his Bear Mountain Farm to the state of Vermont to be developed as a campground and recreational area. It is located on the summit of Bear Mountain.

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Description - Roxbury State Forest is located southwest of the Montpelier and Northfield. The forest has varying elevations with several brooks and ponds. Access is from SR 12A south of Northfield / Roxbury. Hunting and snowmobiling are especially popular.

Attractions - The 5,500 acre state forest rests as the foothills of the Northfield Mountain Range. This lovely mixed forest type offers several creeks and nearby fishing ponds. This is a popular area for snowmobiling in winter.

Recreation - Roxbury State Forest is one of Vermont's mid-sized forests totaling over 5,500 acres available for hunting, fishing, hiking and primitive camping. Allis State Park is located just east of the Forest offering camping, hiking, picnicking and a children's playground. There are also nearby fishing opportunities in Baker Pond, Sunset Lake, North Pond, South Pond and more, all within easy access of Interstate 89, Brookfield.

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 - From the town of Roxbury travel south on SR 12A.


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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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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.
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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