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Move Forward Together Vermont

Join the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and VOREC to develop Vermont’s Outdoor Recreation vision and priorities.

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Winter Activities at State Parks

Contrary to what you might think, Vermont State Parks are great places to go for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, camping, and more.

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Backcountry Ski Handbook

The handbook is a complete how-to guide for creating quality, sustainable backcountry ski terrain in a cooperative fashion with forest land managers.

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The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is responsible for the conservation and management of Vermont’s forest resources, the operation and maintenance of the State Park system, and the promotion and support of outdoor recreation for Vermonters and our visitors.  In addition, FPR is responsible for the acquisition, planning coordination and administration of all Agency of Natural Resources lands.  Department employees are stationed throughout Vermont, including offices in Montpelier and at five regional locations.