Description - Mt. Philo State Park is a lovely park offering unsurpassed scenic views of the Lake Champlain Valley and New York's Adirondack Mountains. The park offers hiking trails and narrow steep roads to the summit of Mt. Philo, 968 foot elevation. Camping, playground, picnicking and hunting are also available.
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Mt. Philo State Park
- The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) provides visitors access to the top of the mountain. This is Vermont's oldest state park, created in 1924.
Recreation - Mt. Philo State Park offers two small camping areas, a picnic grove with shelter and access to trails. This lovely area also offers beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and rolling mountains. There is excellent fishing, boating and sailing on Lake Champlain and swimming opportunities at Kingsland Bay State Park (6 miles) or Button Bay State Park (15 miles). Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.
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.
From Vergennes at the junction of SR 22A and US 7 travel 6 miles north on US 7 to State Park Road which will be on your right. (Caution: steep entrance and camp roads -- not recommended for trailers)