1st Park of the Year to Open! - Wilgus State Park
|At dusk, the squirrels glide|
from the chimney
For the adventuresome, Wilgus provides many outdoorsy activities ranging from paddling to hiking. Even if you don't have your own canoe or kayak, you can rent boats from the park or use North Star Canoe Rentals which provides a shuttle service (and equipment) from the park to an upriver destination drop-off. Then, paddle back to the park and enjoy a night of campfire stories and camping. Being next to the Connecticut River, who could ask for better camping with the sounds of the river in the background to help you fall asleep each night.
Another interesting part of Wilgus is the staff. All of the staff (rangers, attendants, and volunteers) are veteran Wilgus workers. Ranger Eric Hanson claims that because of all the returning green thumbs, Wilgus' "gardens will be even bigger and more beautiful than last year." Something to make sure you check out when you visit this season.
Eric always looks forward to seeing familiar faces and old friends at Wilgus State Park, but it's exciting also for him to see new people as they discover this quieter park on the river. We hope that you'll check out this park the next time you are near Ascutney, and be sure to say a warm hello to Ranger Eric Hanson while you're there. Click here for the operating season of Wilgus and other Vermont State Parks.