Showing posts from July, 2010

Festival of the Islands July 30 - Aug. 1, 2010

Knight Point State Park has FREE entry during the Festival of the Islands. Popular for swimming and picnicking, Knight Point is the perfect place to visit, relax, and enjoy your family and friends during this three day celebration in the beautiful Champlain Islands. Five towns in the Champlain Islands, Grand Isle, Alburg, North Hero, South Hero, and Isle La Motte will offer a variety of special events including: retail sales, art sales and exhibits, fund raising community meals, concerts, wine tastings, garden tours, arts & crafts shows, flea markets, and farmer's market & farm stands. Other State Parks in the islands are also offering free special events with paid park entry, such as Grand Isle State Park where The Bee Line Ramblers will entertain at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 31st, and Sand Bar State Park will have Folk By Association performing at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 1. For more information on events in the parks, visit our Events webpage . Visit

Military Appreciation Day at Lake Carmi State Park!

Lake Carmi State Park and Crystal's Snack Bar (located in the park) are excited to invite all military personnel (active, reserve, or national guard) to Military Appreciation Day at Lake Carmi State Park on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Show your military ID (active or retired) and receive FREE entry into the park for the day. Plus, your children ages 10 and under are FREE too! Crystal's Snack Bar would like to also treat the men and women of the armed forces with 25% off anything on their menu! Bring the family to enjoy a day at the beach and fun activities like horse shoes, basketball, volleyball, and swimming! A rain date for this event is scheduled for August 8th.

World's Smallest 4th of July Parade Takes Place In a Vermont State Parks

Moscow, Vermont lays claim to the World's Shortest Forth of July Parade (Route). Not to be outdone, Smugglers' Notch State Park , Moscow's neighbors to the North, remains uncontested for the fifth year in a row for their self proclaimed title of the "World's Smallest Fourth of July Parade." Consisting of a single golf car affectionately named "Dora the Explorer" draped in flags and other patriotic finery that was largely donated by the community, enthusiastic park staff circle the park during the day sometimes drawing crowds numbering in the 10's of people! When asked about the rivalry Park Ranger Aaron Jacobs said "What?" Although Mr. Jacobs played coy it is rumored that all employees involved in the preparation and execution of this event take it very seriously, are sworn to secrecy and meet in a undisclosed portion of the park garage for preparation and planning. Nancy Tillman, a park guest who once thumbed through a copy of the G