Make a family moment memorable, one step at a time.
Once the seasons transition from winter to spring, it’s time to watch our natural surroundings come alive. Plants start to bud, animals come out of hibernation, and the landscape takes on a whole new look. It's a great time to be outside.
For many, it's the first opportunity to get back on the trail since the previous fall. There's a hiking trail for all skill and motivation levels. Hiking with your family can be one of the most memorable moments on your trip, especially if it's the first time someone makes it to a summit or scenic vista.
Vermont State Parks open in May and offer the outdoor enthusiast plenty of ways to enjoy the natural landscape. If you plan to hike prior to Memorial Day, be mindful of the mud and look for lower-elevation hardwood forests. Our scenic bikepaths are also great alternatives in the spring.
Trail Maps & Guides
Having the most recent version of trail maps and guides is imperative to a safe and memorable hike. Be sure to stock up on information prior to your hike.
5 Easy Hikes with Kids
If you yearn for the beauty of the backcountry, but are not up for an epic day on the trail, there are many short hikes in Vermont that offer gentle backcountry adventure with a big reward at the apex.
Find A Park
Whether you're making camping reservations, deciding on a hike or trying to find information on each park, start at the park finder.
Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge 2015
A fun and competitive way for you and your family to enjoy the parks, keep score, and submit for free entry to any state park for the rest of this year, and all of next!
Campgrounds & RV Parks
State Parks offer a variety of camping opportunities. From tent camping to RV parks, and everything in between, Vermont State Parks have everything to make your next trip a memorable one.
Find A Campground
For full RV hookups, we suggest you try one of the many private RV campgrounds in Vermont. The Vermont Campground Association has an interactive campground map that is guaranteed to help you choose a campground.