July 9, 2015

Designed to share the joy of camping with Vermonters, “Random Acts of Camping” will be coming to a state park day use area near you. "Random Acts of Camping" rewards lucky park visitors with two free nights of tent, RV, lean-to, or cabin camping in any Vermont State Park campground.

July 9, 2015

It's been 13,000 years in the making. On Saturday, July 11, Vermont State Parks will host the dedication of Sentinel Rock State Park. The park is named after the iconic Sentinel Rock, a glacial boulder that stands in the center of the park and overlooks the northern portion of Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont.

June 2, 2015

This report was prepared by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation pursuant to Section 2 of Act 118 of 2014 with assistance from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Office of Planning and Legal Affairs in the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 1 National Life Drive Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3802.

June 2, 2015

Just in time for National Trails Day, a newly improved Trail Finder is packed with adventures and ready for planning hiking, biking, running or other trail experiences.  The Upper Valley Trails Alliance and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation have joined together with the Center for Community GIS to create a new

May 28, 2015

Following doctor’s orders is about to get more fun thanks to a new initiative announced today by Gov. Peter Shumlin. Under the new “Park Prescription” program, physicians around the state will prescribe to their patients time outdoors in Vermont State Parks as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic health issues.  

May 22, 2015

Forest Pest First Detector Training - Saturday, June 13th, 9:30am - 4:15pm, Montpelier

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests? Then we need YOUR help!

First Detector volunteers are our front-line defense against invasive tree pest infestations.  The Vermont Forest Pest First Detector Program is hosting a FREE volunteer training session on Saturday June 13th, 2015.

May 20, 2015

from the Rutland Herald, May 10, 2015

The locavore movement in Vermont is strong, whether vegetables, meat, craft beer or goods and services. I am here to promote the same approach in the purchase and burning of firewood. Why is this important?

May 20, 2015

Give a hoot… don’t pollute!… And visit the awesome exhibit Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, this summer.

May 19, 2015

As the unofficial start to the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend marks the re-opening of Vermont’s legendary state parks.

May 18, 2015

As of 3 pm on May 19, 2015, the order directing the Town Forest Fire Wardens to cease issuing open burning permits in Bennington and Windham counties will expire.  This order was issued at 3pm on May 5, 2015, and was rescinded for all other counties in Vermont on May 12, 2015.  The valleys and low to mid-slopes in the southernmost 2 counties are complete in their green-up, and the higher elevations are well along in this process.  As a result, the fire danger indices for most of Bennington an


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