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Thetford Hill State Forest

Thetford State Park- Thetford Hills State Park offers 262 acres near the Connecticut River. Hiking trails and cross-country skiing trails are enjoyed by campers, picnickers and others.

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Description - Thetford Hill State Park is located along the eastern state line of Vermont offering sweeping views of the Connecticut River Valley. This park is not a high usage park, consequently, it has become a wonderful winter habitat for white-tailed deer.

Attractions - Views of the Connecticut River Valley are offered from Thetford Hill State Forest. Located along the eastern border of Vermont, the seldom-visited state parcel sits on two separate tracts providing wonderful winter habitat for white-tailed deer amid a red and white pine plantation. Total acreage of the forestland is 262 acres. The lower parcel lies adjacent to Thetford State Park. Immediately north and south of this joint parcel is the Union Village Dam Project. This recreation resource encompasses nearly 1,000 acres of streamside area with picnic shelters, fishing waters, hiking and hunting grounds. Over six miles of the Dam Project provides excellent coldwater fishing opportunities along the Ompompanoosuc River. Stocked species include brown trout, rainbow trout and some natural brook trout.

Recreation - Thetford Hill State Forest offers 262 acres of quiet woodland for camping, hunting, hiking, viewing river scenes and enjoying sights of small game. Bicycling is enjoyed along SR 113 offering access to the parklands and the Union Village Dam Project.

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 East Thetford travel east on SR 113. Take Academy Road south.

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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.
Downer State Forest - Over seven hundred acres of State Forest land are managed primarily for forest demonstration. Hiking and hunting are the two primary recreations offered.
Thetford State Park - Thetford Hills State Park offers 262 acres near the Connecticut River. Hiking trails and cross-country skiing trails are enjoyed by campers, picnickers and others.
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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