The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Commissioner Michael Snyder has adopted a set of voluntary harvesting guidelines for private landowners to help ensure long-term forest health and sustainability.
Off-Season Day Use
Looking to visit for the day, maybe for some snowshoeing or some sledding? You are welcome to enter the parks for day use anytime, just keep in mind the following:
MONTPELIER - On Saturday, September 27th, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation's Urban and Community Forestry Program, in coordination with the UVM Extension, Northeastern States Research Cooperative, Northern Forest Center, Trust for Public Land, UVM Environmental Program, UVM Historic Preservation Program, and Vermont Land Trust, will host Forests for the People: The Return of the Town Forest Summit from 8:30am until 4pm at the Barre Town Middle and Elementary School in Barre, VT. A full day of celebration, sharing, and networking will be offered including stori
Mud season has arrived in Vermont. It’s a great time to get outside, but please keep in mind that many trails are not suitable for hiking during this time of year. Some higher elevation trails are still wet and muddy and when hikers walk on saturated soils, it can result in damage to the trail and surrounding vegetation. Hikes in hardwood forests at lower elevations are recommended. For more information on suggested places to hike this spring, click here.
The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is open from April 15 - October 15, 2014 ! Join in the fun by downloading a scorecard from our website, check off different activities as you complete them, and take photos of yourself along the way.When you reach 250 points, you are eligible to receive a VIP token and free day use in the parks for the rest of the current season and the following year. Click here to download a scorecard.