Vermont State Forests are here for you to use, enjoy, and explore. Many of the State Forests provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for walkers, runners, bikers, horseback riders, and motorists. During the winter, some roads become part of a statewide network of snowmobile trails groomed by the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST), and on certain individual forests, there may also be cross-country ski trails maintained by one of our partners. Snowshoeing is also a popular winter activity in several of our forests.
Several of the state forests around Vermont support an active timber harvesting that was developed through the Long Range Management Planning process. The benefit of timber management is not only the generation of forest products, but also the improvement of wildlife habitat for wildlife observation or game hunting. Every year the Agency's five Regional Offices prepare annual stewardship plans which describes all planned stewardship activities for Agency lands in the Districts for the upcoming year.