If you’ve ever been to one of Vermont’s state parks, you know how magical they can be. There is so much to do at each park, yet they are all different with their own flair and unique qualities. Let’s take a look at why the best State Parks are right here in VT.
The sand is soft, the water is refreshing and the views are incredible. Who needs salt water when you're surrounded by mountains?!
With plenty of tent, RV, cabins and lean-to's, you can always find a great spot to sleep under the stars.
3. Peace and quiet.
If you're looking for some solitude, there are plenty of areas that are perfect for a quiet stroll through the woods.
4. Each park is unique
Take Burton Island for example. This State Park is only accessible by boat.
Whether it's sunsets, sunrise, fall foliage or budding greens, the colors in Vermont State Parks are fantastic.
Did you know you can rent loaner fishing equipment for free through the Reel Fun program at participating State Parks?
Try your hand at paddle boarding! Perhaps you'd like a kayak, canoe or paddleboat? Many parks have rentals available.
There is no shortage of hikes in Vermont State Parks. From beginners to families to strenuous trails, you can find it all.
Pavilions and even stone huts are available for gatherings. Renting them out for a private event is easy and affordable, too!
10. No better place to nap
Let the sun warm your face while you kick back and float along. It's heavenly!
If calm naps aren't your thing, you can always find some excitement.
12. Dog friendly areas
We love our furry friends and bringing them with us makes the trip that much more enjoyable.
13. Hidden fun
You might find some great things such as this rope swing. Be sure to keep a watchful eye or you might miss them!
14. Photographer's paradise
From sunsets to lakes to wildlife to views, there is always something beautiful to capture.
15. Family friendly
The state parks are fun for the whole family. Hiking, camping, beaching and fishing... the list goes on.
Each park offers it's own stunning scenery, and this view from Mt. Philo is one of our favorites.
Natural and pure, these animals sure are happy with their surroundings. Can't say we blame them!
If you're camping in one of Vermont's State Parks, make it a point to get up early to watch the sunrise. This shot captured at Grand Isle State Park is spectacular!
19. Great staff
The friendly and knowledgeable staff members will help you and answer any questions you might have. That's a pretty good gig they have!
Memories from days spent at Vermont State Parks will stay with you for a lifetime.