May 23, 2017

News Release – Vermont State Parks

May 22, 2016


Craig Whipple, Director, 802-343-5318,

Rochelle Skinner, Parks Sales & Service Manager, 802-522-0841,

May 19, 2017

Media Contact:   Louis Bushey, (802) 535-8410

Westmore, Vt. — The trails on Mount Pisgah in Willoughby State Forest will be closed for several days this weekend beginning Friday, May 19. The Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is asking hikers to please be respectful of the trail closure situation and find alternative places to hike this weekend. 

May 17, 2017

Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The insect is expected to cause widespread defoliation this summer, mostly in forests across northeastern and central Vermont.

May 10, 2017

Governor Phil Scott today announced the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is awarding $547,571 in grant money from the Recreational Trails Program to help fund 14 significant trail projects across Vermont.

Grant funds are made available each year through the federal Recreational Trails Program for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to build and maintain public recreational trails.

April 18, 2017

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

Vermont – Today the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains.

April 12, 2017

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation Introduces “Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest”

April 5, 2017

The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge has officially begun! Click here to find out more:

March 2, 2017

Please join us for continued discussions regarding the proposed Willoughby State Forest South End Recreation Area.

When:      Wednesday, March 8, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Where:      Westmore Fellowship Hall, 27 Hinton Hill Road, Westmore

February 22, 2017

Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Announces $600,000 Awarded to Towns for Outdoor Recreation Projects

February 14, 2017

Cut with Confidence brochures. 


A successful timber harvest starts with you.





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