Grafton; Windham County
Located in a remote area of Grafton, the Mollie Beattie State Forest is a parcel of mixed forests, trails, and roads, tree plantations, and historical sites. Access is via Hinkley Brook Road near the long abandoned settlement known as Howeville. It is a popular area both summer and winter for walking and snowshoeing, and as an access point for hunters to nearby private lands open to hunting.
The refurbished ranger’s quarters originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the remains of picnic and tent sites sprinkled through the forest are an interesting feature. The shelter is maintained by the Grafton Outing Club and used in winter as a meeting place for snowmobilers.
Hunting and snowmobiling are the main recreational activities that occur on Mollie Beattie State Forest. Portions of the forest are open for primitive camping.
- Mollie Beattie State Forest Primitive Camping Guide
- Primitive Camping Guidelines
- Information on hunting, fishing and trapping in Vermont
- Using State Lands for Recreation
- FPR Recreation Activities
Part of the Grafton Management Unit, this parcel is due in the next several years for forest inventory and planning work.