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Taking a Hike Back in Time

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Please don't travel until it's safe to do so! Our travel posts are great for making future plans or dreaming about your next escape. Learn more about Vermont State Parks and COVID-19.Is your favorite outdoor space too busy with people for your comfort right now? Then take a hike back in time by visiting Amity Pond State Park in Pomfret, Vermont. Amity Pond is a park you may not know, and neither have all those other people crowding your favorite trailhead. Part of the enjoyment of visiting this park is your journey of arrival. This out of the way place is nestled in the rolling pastural hills of picturesque Pomfret. Vermont’s most photographed homestead, Sleepy Hollow Farm, brings hundreds of photographers to Pomfret in every beautiful Vermont season. Pomfret is the quintessential rolling agricultural hills and historic homes that make up what we call the very best in Vermont. I was lucky enough to live in Pomfret on Galaxy Hill Road (as incredible as it sounds) twenty years a…

Vermont State Parks COVID-19 Updates

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We will be posting any updates to Vermont State Parks in relation to COVID-19 on this page.

Rambling Around Vermont: 7 Memorable Things To Do At Jamaica State Park

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Please don't travel until it's safe to do so! Our travel posts are great for making future plans or dreaming about your next escape. Learn more about Vermont State Parks and COVID-19.
Breathtaking mountain views, hidden swimming holes, a meandering rail trail, and one of the prettiest waterfalls in the whole state. Welcome to Jamaica State Park in Vermont! This gem of a park is tucked away next to a rustic mountain village of the same name. It’s not the Caribbean, but it’s as welcoming a place as you’ll ever find in the Green Mountains. 

Rambling Around Vermont: Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park

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Please don't travel until it's safe to do so! Our travel posts are great for making future plans or dreaming about your next escape. Learn more about Vermont State Parks and COVID-19.
Vermont’s newest state park is appropriately named — Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is a unique collection of hiking trails meandering over 204 acres of fields, forests, gorges, cliffs, and gardens. The best way to explore these beautiful paths is to pack a picnic and ramble around. Warblers, robins, thrushes, phoebes, and bobolinks will provide the soundtrack.

New and Improved Reservations System: What can it do and how can I get started?

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We’re excited to share www.vtstateparks-visit.com, our new reservation website with features designed to make finding and reserving a site easier than ever before. We've included some important information to help you during this exciting transition.

Reservation FAQs: How can I receive an Availability Notification for a site that is currently booked?

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As of March 18th, 2020, Vermont State Parks launched a new reservations system at www.vtstateparks-visit.com. We are launching a Reservation FAQs series to help you navigate this new system. To learn more about the exciting new features of our reservation system, click here
How can I receive an Availability Notification for a site or date range that is currently booked? Head to www.vtstateparks-visit.com. In the 'Find an Adventure' section, type in the name of the park you wish to stay. Click the Interested in drop down menu and select "Camping & Lodging".Under 'Looking for' specify a type of camping or simply select 'Any camping spot'Select the Arrival Date for your stay, indicate the flexibility of your dates and the desired length of staySelect accessibility needs, pets allowed, and waterfront as needed/desiredClick 'Search'. For this example, we searched Green River Reservoir, Interested in Camping & Lodging for any spot starting W…

Reservation FAQs: How do I log in to see my reservations, gift certificates, and park passes?

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As of March 18th, 2020, Vermont State Parks launched a new reservations system at www.vtstateparks-visit.com. We are launching a Reservation FAQs series to help you navigate this new system. To learn more about the exciting new features of our reservation system, click here
How do I log in to see my reservations, gift certificates, and park passes?
Head to www.vtstateparks-visit.com and click on the 'My Account' link. 

If you have previous logged into the current system at www.vtstateparks-visit.com, simply type in your email address and password and click 'Sign in'. This takes you to the 'Account Overview'. You can return to this page at any time by clicking 'My Account' at the top of the page. Click the appropriate tab in the menu to see reservations past or present, gift certificates, and passes. 

If you have not logged into the new system but have an email on file with us, your account exists although you will need to reset your password before you ar…