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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

 

 

Vermont State Parks
Calendar of Events

*All hikes are dependent on weather conditions. Come prepared for the weather by dressing in warm clothing and bringing snowshoes or traction devices, water, and a snack.

For hike updates, email FPR's Recreation Coordinator Jessica Savage at jessica.savage@state.vt.us or call the First Day Hikes hotline on December 31 & January 1 at 802-249-1230.

First Day Hike


Thursday,
January 1, 2015


1:00 pm

An approximately 2-mile round trip hike on easy to moderate terrain. The hike will be led by John Connell from Greenmont Farms.

Meet at gate just below the Underhill State Park, Mountain Road, Underhill Center, and snowshoe to the the Youth Camping Area.


Families are welcome. Bring a sweet, warm drink to share and plan to build a fire if the weather permits. Leashed dogs are welcome.

For more information please contact John at: jc6greenmont@gmail.com

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015

1:00pm

The hike will be 1+ hours over easy terrain.

Meet at the Groton State Forest Nature Interpretive Center parking area on Boulder Beach Road, 1.6 miles from Route 232.

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015

10:00am

A 1 hour, easy loop hike on the Ironwood Nature Trail led by Grand Isle State Park Ranger, Ashley Brisson.

Meet at 10:00am at the park office.

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015

10:00am

A easy two-mile climb to flat trail through historic remains of CCC Camp Smith to waterfall led by Reed McCracken of Waterbury's CC Outdoor Store.

Meet at the Little River parking area, two miles up Little River Road, at 10:00am
. Please leave dogs at home.

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015

10:00am

Guided nature hike led by Rose Paul and George Springston from the Cross Vermont Trail Association.

Approximately 1-mile snowshoe climb up the Long Trail toward the Bamforth Ridge, and 1 mile back.

Meet at the parking area for the Long Trail on the Duxbury Road in Bolton.

If you have any questions, contact leaders at rosegeo@myfairpoint.net.

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015

1:00pm

A 1.5 hour easy guided nature walk at the park led Scott Davison, The Woodstock Naturalist.

Meet at the Barnard Town Clerk office parking lot, located 100 yards from the park entrance.

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015

12:00pm

 

Niquette Bay State Park

A 1.5-mile, two-hour moderate hike led by Niquette Bay State Park Ranger Lisa Liotta.

Meet at the trailhead at noon.

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015


11:00am

A 3.5 mile moderate hike on the Bald Mountain Trail at Aitken State Forest led by Larry Walter from the Green Mountain Club.

Meet at 11:00am at the frontage road, just to the southeast of the Rutland fire station (Route 7 & Center Street).

There will be a few steep sections on the trail. Participants should bring snowshoes and traction devices (crampon type boot attachments).

First Day Hike

Thursday,
January 1, 2015

10:00am

A two-hour moderate terrain on park roads and trails following the ridge to Hogback Mountain.

Meet at 10:00 am at cul-de-sac across the street from the park entrance on Route 9.

   


Are you a performer or enjoy teaching others about something cool?
If so, contact us at jenny.montagne@state.vt.us

 



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