As the landscape of Vermont is exploding with fall colors, five Vermont State Parks are also gearing up to go out with a bang. Most of the parks close after Columbus Day weekend, but these parks stay open a little longer. See why they are great parks to visit this time of year.
|Looking out over Lake Champlain|
Smugglers' Notch: This park is another perfect base camp for hiking. Take some challenging trails to the summit of Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont. As the leaves are beginning to fall in the north, the views are opening up, allowing for some incredible panoramas. The fall colors in the north are lingering with many mountain sides resembling deep red and orange fire embers.
|A perfect night to camp at|
Smugglers' Notch State Park
|The Hazen Family out hiking in |
Mt. Ascutney State Park
Seyon Lodge: Fishing, fishing, fishing. Jump in a boat or canoe and catch some trout at Seyon's Noyes Pond (boat rentals available at the park). This picturesque body of water has some of the best trout fishing in the state. Ask the innkeepers for their favorite recipes while you are there. They know how to cook a freshly caught fish as well as many other great dishes. The inn still has availability through the end of October. Call the park for more information - 802-584-3829.
Enjoy the fall by getting out there and taking in the colors and crisp air. It's the perfect season for a warm campfire at the end of a day. Save some s'mores for us!