Jamaica & Londonderry; Windham County
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The lands associated with Jamaica State Park are heavily forested, steep and rocky. They are typical of the West River Valley with white pine, red oak, and hemlock being the common tree species. Hiking trails are numerous as are peaceful spots to explore along the West River and Cobb Brook. It is one of the region’s most popular parks due to the excellent river access, the scenic trails and vistas, and the rail trail suitable for family biking and walking.
Two miles of the West River Trail begins at the state park campground and provides for easy walking and biking. This rail trail provides access to the West River, and views of popular spring and fall white water paddling events. A loop hiking trail provides views from a vista looking south. A popular 6-mile round trip hike to Hamilton Falls Natural Area starts and ends at the state park’s day use area.
Camping, hiking, biking, swimming, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and fishing are common and popular activities here.
- Jamaica State Park Recreational Trails Guide
- West River Trail (Trail Finder)
- Information on hunting, fishing and trapping in Vermont
- Using State Lands for Recreation
- FPR Recreation Activities
Forest Inventory and ecological analysis are taking place in 2014 to begin the process of formulating a new Long Range Management Plan (LRMP) for this property.