Niquette Bay State Park Poetry Walk is Poetry in Motion

COLCHESTER - Now celebrating its second year, The Poetry Walk at Niquette Bay State Park is a collaboration between the Burnham Memorial Library and Niquette Bay State Park, promoting literacy, learning, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world with a connection to the place we call home.

Sixteen poems have been selected to inspire thoughts of our progression through life’s passages as evoked by beautiful natural scenery of the Colchester environment.

Important News About Firewood

New Firewood Rule Prohibits Untreated Firewood from Entering Vermont

A new Vermont rule effective May 1st prevents invasive insects from piggybacking into the state on untreated firewood. As summer camping season arrives, visitors to Vermont should be prepared to buy firewood in-state or be able to verify that imported firewood is heat-treated to USDA-approved standards.

Open Burning and Weather Awareness in Vermont

WATERBURY – As Vermont dries out from winter each year, a new hazard often presents itself for spring.  Dead grass, leaves, and brush can become prime fuel for wildland and brushfires, particularly when dried out under sunshine, low relative humidity, and just two or three rain free days in a row.  The National Weather Service reports those conditions are expected this coming weekend.

Vermont State Parks Announces 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

Your Summer To-Do List is Here

Vermont State Parks Announces the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to announce that the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is on!

The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing fun, outdoor activities and can earn free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year, and all of next year.

It's Mud Season in the Mountains!

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

On March 30 the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, manager of State Forests and Parks, announced that Mud Season has returned to the Green Mountains a month early.


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