Showing posts from September, 2015

Meet the Student Conservation Association Interns!

You can still get out and enjoy an inspirational program in some Vermont State Parks.  Programs are expanded into the fall this year, with three Student Conservation Association Interns offering visitor programming and school programs in parks well into November. The SCA, founded in 1957, gives young people the opportunity to make a real impact and lasting effects on our natural world and in our communities, by connecting them with meaningful internship opportunities. Vermont State Parks is lucky to have these three to further the reach of our mission in inspiring environmental stewardship and connections with the land. Want to get to know them better?  Cat Cook is working at Lake St Catherine State Park in Poultney: I go by Cat and I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I recently graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a B.S. in Geology. I love to travel and be outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are long-distance backpacking, kayaking, fishing, teaching

5 Best Vermont State Parks for Fall Camping

We're just as amazed as you are about how quickly the summer has drawn to a close. But fear not - we have a lot of parks to choose from, even after Labor Day - we compiled a list of the best parks for fall camping because the fun hasn't quit just yet! Brighton State Park Located in Island Pond, Vermont, Brighton is one of our more remote parks, which makes it all the better for leaf peeping. It's not uncommon to hear loons calling across the pond, and spot deer along the hiking trails. You can rent boats, hang out on the beach at Spectacle Pond, or just relax in any of our cabins, tent sites, or lean-tos. Coolidge State Park  Coolidge is a wonderful park for those who want a rustic experience complete with some of the best views in Vermont, straight from your lean-to. Nestled in Plymouth, the park also has some remote camping options and access to miles and miles of hiking trails both within the park and nearby Okemo and Aitken State Forests. If you're feeling