Free, Guided First Day Hikes at VT State Parks!

Bomoseen State Park:

Guide: Caitlin Gates (Vermont State Park Interpreter)

Meet: 1 pm at park entrance station

Hike: 1+ hour, easy terrain


Button Bay State Park:

Guide: Ron Payne (Otter Creek Audubon Society)

Meet: 9 am at park entrance

Hike: 3 hours, easy terrain


Camp Plymouth State Park:

Guide: Scott Davison (The Woodstock Naturalist)

Meet: 10 am at the plowed parking area just south of park entrance

Hike: 2 hours, easy to moderate terrain


Groton Nature Center, Big Deer State Park:

Guide: Dave Spencer (local expert)

Meet: 1:00 pm at Groton State Forest Nature Center parking area on Boulder Beach Road, 1.6 miles from Route 232

Hike: 1+ hour loop, easy terrain.


Little River State Park:

Guides: Jes Halterman (Park Manager) and Lorne Currier (Green Mountain Club)

Meet: 10 am at CCC Trailhead (park at the bottom of the hill below the dam—please don’t block the gate). Follow signs/guide to trailhead.

Hikes:  Two options: 1 hour, easy or 2-3 hours, moderate


Lake Willoughby South Shore Trail Loop:

Guide: Jean Haigh (Green Mountain Club)

Meet: 10 am at the South End Beach parking area off Route 5a

Hike: 2 hours, 3 miles, easy to moderate terrain


Taconic Mountain Ramble State Park:

Guide: Alyssa Bennett (Bat Biologist)

Meet: Noon at the Hubbardton Battlefield parking lot on Monument Hill Rd

Hike: 2-3 hours, easy to moderate terrain, followed by fresh baked cookies!

Event Date: 
Monday, January 01, 2018: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm