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Vermont State Parks and Forests



Aitken State Forest
Albert C. Lord State Forest
Alburg Dunes State Park
Alburg Recreational Rail Trail
Allis State Park
Arlington State Forest
Ascutney State Park
Big Deer State Park
Black Turn Brook State Forest
Bomoseen State Park
Boulder Beach State Park
Boyer State Forest
Branbury State Park
Brighton State Park
Burton Island State Park
Button Bay State Park
Cambridge State Forest
Camel's Hump State Forest
Camel's Hump State Park
Camp Plymouth State Park
CC Putnam State Forest
Central Vermont Rail Trail
Chimney Point State Historic Site
Coolidge State Forest
Coolidge State Park
Crystal Lake State Park
D.A.R. State Park
Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail
Dorand State Forest
Downer State Forest
Elmore State Park
Emerald Lake State Park
Eureka Schoolhouse
Fort Dummer State Park
Gifford Woods State Park
Grafton State Forest
Grand Isle State Park
Green River Reservoir State Park
Groton State Forest
Half Moon Pond State Park
Hapgood State Forest
Jamaica State Park
Jay State Forest
Justin Smith Morrill Homestead
Kettle Pond State Park
Kill Kare State Park
Kingsland Bay State Park
Knight Island State Park
Knight Point State Park
Lake Carmi State Park
Lake St. Catherine State Park
Little River State Park
Long Trail State Forest
Lowell Lake State Park
LR Jones State Forest
Lyndon State Forest
Maidstone State Forest
Maidstone State Park
Mathewson State Forest
Molly Stark State Park
Montpelier / Wells River Trail
Morristown Bog State Forest
Mount Independence State Historic Site
Mt. Carmel State Forest
Mt. Cushman State Forest
Mt. Mansfield State Forest
Mt. Philo State Park
New Discovery State Park
North Hero State Park
Okemo State Forest
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site
Proctor Piper State Forest
Quechee State Park
Ricker Pond State Park
Roxbury State Forest
Rupert State Forest
Sandbar State Park
Seyon Ranch State Park
Shaftsbury State Park
Silver Lake State Beach
Smugglers Notch State Park
Stillwater State Park
The Bennington Battle Monument
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
The Hyde Log Cabin
The Old Constitution House
Thetford Hill State Forest
Thetford State Park
Townshend State Forest
Townshend State Park
Underhill State Park
Victory State Forest
Washington State Forest
Waterbury Center State Park
WC Putnam State Forest
Wilgus State Park
Williams River State Forest
Willoughby State Forest
Woodford State Park
Woods Island State Park

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General Information

Description - Over 50 state parks are open from May to October each year offering miles of multi-use trails, swimming and picnicking facilities, fishing opportunities and much more. Winter use is limited to cross-country skiers enjoying the lands, however, facilities are closed. Snowmobiling is permitted at designated parks. Thirty-five state forests, nearly a dozen historic sites and four converted railroad beds open a plethora of recreation opportunity.

Attractions - From the secluded Kettle Pond to busy Smuggler's Notch, Vermont has offered a multitude of outdoor recreation for every age and ability for the past 75 years. Cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks, snug cabins, moss laden forests, joy-filled playgrounds, historic sites, bike paths and especially glimpses of wildlife await the Vermont visitor.

Recreation - Many opportunities await as you explore the diverse offerings of Vermont's State Parks, State Forests, Historic Sites and Rail-Trails. Whether you enjoy strenuous hikes, organized nature programs, deep woods camping, sharing a cabin with friends and family or just lying on a beach, Vermont has a setting in which you can make the most of your recreation time.

The Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development proudly operates the smattering of historic sites.

Four converted railroad beds now offer miles of mountain bike and hiking paths; many traveling through dense woodland lush with wildlife and rambling trout streams.

Climate - Vermont's climate varies somewhat depending on region. Generally, the state experiences mild summers with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees F. Often summer lows will dip to 50 degrees and by late August temperatures begin to cool. Signs of spring are evident in the Champlain Valley by late March, although the high country begins mud season at this time and doesn't get a full thaw until late April. The mountainous regions of the state have seen snow fall in every month, so be prepared for cooler temperatures if staying in those areas.

Winters can be harsh and long in this northern state. Snow is likely to fall anytime between September and April. Humidity makes winter weather seem bitter and usually a few weeks during the winter see night time temperature below zero. The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F with highs reaching into the forties on warm days.

Location - Vermont's State Parks, State Forests, Historic Sites and Rail-Trails span across the state throughout all travel regions.


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Vermont - This state has a diverse geography that will satisfy every outdoor enthusiast in all seasons. The Green Mountains and Lake Champlain are two of the most obvious geographic features that support outdoor activities.

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