Vermont State Parks
Off-Season Means Adventure
As of Oct. 25, 2020, all of Vermont’s 55 state parks are closed, with the exception of Seyon Lodge State Park, which is open year-round. Park lands are still publicly accessible and free, but aren’t staffed, and amenities like restrooms and running water are no longer available. There are plenty of ways to take advantage of Vermont State Parks during the off-season. Before the snow falls, the forest floors are alive with colorful leaves; as the trees drop their leaves, the forests open up, allowing hikers and wanderers to make new discoveries about their favorite places. After the snow blankets Vermont’s parks and forests, winter camping, winter hiking and snowshoeing are all great ways to enjoy Vermont’s public lands. Remember to keep safety in mind as Vermont continues to respond to COVID-19 – masks are required in public and it’s best to stay six feet away from other people when you can.
Vermont’s Forests Open Up
As Vermont’s trees drop their colorful leaves, the forests and hiking trails open up, offering more to discover throughout stick season. Hear more from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.