Posts

In need of a foliage retreat? We've got the perfect spot!

Image
Looking for beautiful scenery, plenty of hiking, and a taste of Vermont’s history?  Coolidge State Park is the perfect spot for your next fall foliage escape. Coolidge State Park is located in Plymouth, Vermont and just a short drive away from Ludlow, Killington, Quechee, and Woodstock.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Launches Series of Public Events to Gather Feedback and Ideas for Statewide Climate Action Plan

Image
  MONTPELIER, Vt. – From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. This fall, state officials, local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend one of several events to learn about the  climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. This fall, state officials, local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend one of several events to learn about the development of the state’s Climate Action Plan and help prioritize approaches.

'Fall' in love with state parks - Parks open through autumn

Image
Paddlers at Brighton State Park enjoying fall colors. Days are getting shorter, nights are chilly and some stray trees have started to turn red, orange and gold. Summer may be over, but about half of our parks are open through Indigenous People’s Day, and a select few are open even later. Stop by for a visit and enjoy the cooler weather (and fewer bugs). Fall is a great time for camping, hiking, paddling, or getting in one final picnic before the earmuffs come on. Below is our late season operating list: Parks Open Until Sept 12 Stillwater Parks Open Until Sept 26 Camp Plymouth Parks Open Until October 11 Branbury Brighton Button Bay Coolidge Elmore Emerald Lake Fort Dummer Green River Reservoir Half Moon Pond Jamaica Kettle Pond Kingsland Bay Lake Carmi Lake St. Catherine Lake Shaftsbury Molly Stark New Discovery Niquette Bay Ricker Pond Waterbury Center Wilgus Woodford Parks Open Until October 16 Grand Isle Underhill  - last camping day Parks Open Until Oct

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Labor Day in a Vermont State Park

Image
Labor Day camping not in the cards this year? We’ve got plenty of reasons to head out to a Vermont State Park near you.

Find the Perfect Launchpad for Adventure at Fort Dummer State Park

Image
Campers enjoy the Broad Brook swimming hole at Fort Dummer - Katie Mills If you’re looking for a budget friendly adventure hub in Southern Vermont with easy access to covered bridges, a bustling arts scene, and natural beauty, you’ll love staying at Fort Dummer State Park . It’s located just outside the town of Brattleboro, and close to other southern Vermont locations like Bennington, Wilmington, and Dover.

Guest Post: Camping in the Rain

Image
This guest blog is by Matt Parsons, longtime photography intern , writer and avid parks explorer. Check out more of his adventures at his blog The Adventurers . Having the right camping attitude before you leave the house is every bit as important as having the skills to do so.