Vermont May 09, 2018
9 Lesser-Known State Parks In Vermont That Will Absolutely Amaze You
The Vermont State Parks are gearing up for the season, and so are we. Each park is unique, and each one is a wonderful place to spend the day or night with friends and family. While some parks are more popular than others, we thought we’d visit some of our favorites that don’t seem as well known to most people. Let’s share our love for them and check out these lesser known state parks in VT. What’s your favorite?
1. Niquette Bay State Park, Colchester
This State Park was once used for farmland and now is heavily forested. You'll love checking out all the interesting tree roots and coming across the occasional cairns while hiking around the park. You'll also love the 60 foot limestone cliffs for dramatic vistas.
2. Branbury State Park, Salisbury
Enjoy seeing Lake Dunmore from one of their pedal boats, canoes or kayaks which are available for rent. Kids love the playground and everyone can enjoy the clean and sandy beach. Bring some food for grilling and make a day of your time spend in Branbury State Park.
3. Lowell Lake State Park, Londonderry
While this can be a popular destination for locals, we recommend taking the trip to check it out. There is great birdwatching in the area, water activities and an easy hike around the lake. History buffs will love checking out the Revolutionary War-era cemetery, too.
4. Green River Reservoir State Park, Hyde Park
If it's paddling and solitude you seek, look no further than the Green River Reservoir State Park. It's nature at it's best and offers remote camping sites that are only available via boat.
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5. Kamp Kill Kare State Park, Saint Albans
This lovely spot was formerly a summer camp for boys and it's in a stunning spot. With Lake Champlain surrounding three sides, it's the perfect place to cool down in the water, or rent a boat to explore on the water. You can also take the Island Runner Ferry over to Burton Island State Park for even more to see and do.
6. Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park, Hubbardton
The Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is one of Vermont's newest State Parks and you're going to love it. After all, it's not every day you see a Japanese Garden in the Green Mountain State!
7. Kingsland Bay State Park, Ferrisburg
You'll love the 1790 house reputedly built from stones from Fort Ticonderoga right in the park. With a stunning Lake Champlain backdrop, it's no wonder why it's a popular spot for weddings. There are picnic areas, hikes and historic buildings here for all to enjoy.
8. Seyon Lodge State Park, Groton
This area located within the Groton State Forest is one of Vermont's best kept secrets. You can spend the night in the charming and rustic lodge and truly get away from it all at this spot on Noyes Pond.
9. Woodford State Park, Bennington
If it's bragging rights you're looking for, try camping at the Woodford State Park. It's campground has the highest elevation of any park in Vermont. There are also plenty of fun, hands-on activities through the Park Interpreter program.
These lesser known State Parks in VT are truly incredible. For another of our favorite spots, click
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