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Woodford State Park
Copyright: - Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Woodford State Park
Description - Woodford State Park is a beautiful park resting at 2,400 feet elevation offering a mixed forest type with cool summer breezes. The terrain is characterized by marshes and small ponds, a result of past glacial activity. Nearby Red Mill Pond and the Adams Reservoir offer immediate access to excellent fishing. The park also offers hiking, camping, picnicking, a playground and scheduled nature talks during the summer and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling during the winter.

Attractions - Woodford State Park comprises 398 acres located on a mountain plateau (2,400 feet, the highest of all Vermont's state parks) and surrounds Adams Reservoir. The high elevation of spruce, fir and birch vegetation provides an ideal setting for the park. Several lakes and ponds, as well as the vast Green Mountain National Forest, surround the area.

Recreation - Woodford State Park is a beautiful park resting at 2,400 feet elevation offering a mixed forest type amidst a smattering of bogs, marshes and small ponds which is a habitat conducive for nesting birds. A number of nearby Red Mill Pond and Adams Reservoir offer excellent fishing. The park offers hiking, camping, picnicking, a playground and scheduled nature talks. Winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling; facilities closed including restrooms.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (above 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Places in History Travel Region has an average precipitation of more than 44 inches (more than 112 centimeters). However, along the eastern boundary of this region, precipitation drops between 36 and 40 inches (91 to 102 centimeters).

Location - From Bennington travel 10 miles east on SR 9.

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Woodford State Park, 142 State Park Road , Bennington, VT, 05201-9468, Phone: 802-447-7169

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Southern Vermont - Southern Vermont is also known as the Places in History Travel Region due to the historical significance prior to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The 20th century presented the famed artist Norman Rockwell and the city of Brattleboro boasts as the location where Rudyard Kipling produced his finest writings. Beautiful roadways lend themselves to the discovery of nearly a dozen covered bridges, many of which reside on the National Register of Historic Places.
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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