Description - Named for Wallace Allis who entrusted his farm to the state, left behind 486 acres in the Brookfield area offering beautiful scenery as a backdrop for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting.
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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 recreation area. It is located on the summit of Bear Mountain. There is a fire tower located at the picnic area from which there are excellent views of central Vermont. On a clear day, Killington, Pico and Ascutney peaks are visible to the south; Camel's Hump and Mt. Mansfield to the north; Abraham, Lincoln and Ellen to the west; the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the east.
Baker Pond is nearby on Route 12, two miles west of the park; North and South ponds lie together one mile east of the park; Sunset Lake is in the village of Brookfield, two miles east of Bear Mountain.
Recreation - Allis State Park offers camping, picnicking, hiking trails, fishing for both warm and cold-water species and hunting for large game and waterfowl. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.
Nearby attractions include: Floating Bridge, Marvin Newton House, Brookfield; Norwich University Museum, Northfield; Vermont State House, State Museum of the Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier; Barre Granite Quarries, Graniteville and Websterville; John Selby Maple Museum, Barre; Historical Museum, Randolph.
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.
To reach Allis State Park from Randolph travel 12 miles north on SR 12. Travel 1.5 miles east on SR 65.