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Think “Outside” The Box: Vermont State Parks Unveils New Line of Holiday Gift Packages

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New holiday merchandise available from Vermont State Parks this year including patches, mugs, and pre-wrapped gifts. MONTPELIER –This year, Vermont State Parks is offering a brand-new line of holiday gift boxes guaranteed to put Vermont’s great outdoors under your tree. The popular packages include a variety of outdoor gear and outdoor experiences, come fully wrapped and ready to give, and shipping is free. They can be conveniently ordered online and shipped to the purchaser or the recipient. There is a package for every budget. Take a look: 2019 Holiday Packages For the day tripper: For $69, this gift package is the true ticket to several weekends full of adventure. The package contains a punch card good for 10 state park day visits, a notebook and pen set, and a Vermont State Parks dry bag. For the weekend warrior: Give two nights of tent, lean-to or RV camping in a state park, a coupon for a free armload of firewood, two Vermont State Parks wine tumbl

Hot Tips for Cold Weather: Off-Season Park Use and Hunting Season

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“Can I still go into a park that’s closed for the season?” A hiker and his dogs wearing blaze orange for safety. This is the most common question we get during the fall and winter months. The short answer is “yes!” Staff have gone home, and parks are officially closed for the year, but late fall has a start beauty all its' own, and the off season is a great time to visit - for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, or even a late season picnic.  Basic Rules & Things to Remember No facilities or services available: restrooms, running water, etc. Carry-in and carry-out everything that you bring with you. Please park only in a manner that allows access by others and please drive only on established roadways or parking areas. This means that when a gate is closed, park outside without blocking, and walk in.  In winter, plowed parking is available in certain locations. List of winter access areas can be found here.   Park staff are only present sporadically during t