Showing posts from September, 2019

Fall Field Trips with Vermont State Parks

Interpreter Brian Aust leading a field trip at Owl's Head lookout. Children who enjoy meaningful outdoor experiences think critically and act responsibly on behalf of the ecological, social, and economic values of natural resources as adults. Vermont State Parks are offering these opportunities for hundreds of youth across the state this fall. We are creating the next generation of people connected to the conservation values Vermonters hold dear. State park certified interpreters create rich experiences for visitors of all ages. From preschoolers exploring the Civilian Conservation Corps Ascutney Camp at Mt Ascutney State Park, to high schoolers learning about old growth forest ecosystems at Gifford Woods State Park, there are hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for everyone. Field trips are available at many more locations than ever before: Elmore , Little River , Waterbury Center , Gifford Woods , Coolidge , Quechee , Mt Ascutney , Jamaica , and a variety of lo

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

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 29th Burton Island Camp Plymouth Kill Kare Parks Open Until October 14 Branbury Brighton Button Bay Coolidge Elmore Emerald Lake Green River Reservoir Half Moon Pond Jamaica Kettle Pond Kingsland Bay  Lake Carmi Lake Shaftsbury Lowell Lake Molly Stark Muckross New Discovery Ricker Pond Smugglers’ Notch Underhill Waterbury Center Wilgus Woodford Parks Open Until October 20 Mt. Ascutney Gifford Woods Grand Isle Quechee Mt.