Mud Season is Here! Info for Hikers

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

Vermont – Today the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains.

Willoughby State Forest South End Recreation Area Public Meeting

Please join us for continued discussions regarding the proposed Willoughby State Forest South End Recreation Area.

When:      Wednesday, March 8, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Where:      Westmore Fellowship Hall, 27 Hinton Hill Road, Westmore

For more information please contact the St. Johnsbury District FPR office at 802-751-0110 or Louis Bushey at 802-535-8410.

Willoughby State Forest South End Recreation Area Conceptual Plan Available for Review

To review the conceptual plan for the proposed South End Recreation Area, developed by SEGroup in Burlington, Vermont, please follow the link below. For more information regarding this project, please contact Louis Bushey, Stewardship Forester, at or 802-535-8410.

South End Recreation Area Conceptual Plan

New Cabins at Burton Island, Reservations Open Soon!

                                    Reservations for New Cabins at Burton Island State Park Can Be Made Beginning January 17

MONTPELIER-  Burton Island is one of Vermont’s most popular state parks, and now there is even more to love about this island in Lake Champlain.

Three new cabins finished last summer will be open for the 2017 season and reservations can be made beginning Tuesday, January 17 at 9:00 am. Reservations can only be made through the reservation call center at 1-888-409-7579 Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

First Day Hikes Successful Nationwide

First Day Hikes in America’s State Parks

Hiking in the New Year

According to the National Association of State Parks Directors, across the nation thousands of Americans started 2017 off on the “right foot” by attending a First Day Hike in America’s State Parks. On January 1, 2017, more than 1,300 First Day Hikes were offered in all 50 states from Alaska to Florida to 61,800 participants covering over 111,850 miles.


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