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Trail Running Blog Series

Our trail runners, Rebecca, Jay, Steve & Matt try out different trail running routes and share their experiences with you!

We'll also post these on our trail running web page and include additional photos, videos and maps.

Read this week's blog on Trail Running at New Discovery State Park

camping availabilityCamping Availability for This Weekend
There is still plenty of time to plan your getaway for this weekend! The weather is looking good and summer is short, so get out there while you can. Here is a list of campsite availability for this weekend.
Switchback logoSunday August 10 is Switchback Sunday at Mt. Philo State Park!
The rain or shine event will take place on Sunday, August 10th from noon to 4:00 PM at the picnic shelter on Mt. Philo summit.

Switchback will be pouring free 2-ounce samples of their Switchback Ale and Slow-Fermented Brown Ale. 10-ounce glasses of both will also be available for purchase for $2.00. Dakin Farm of Ferrisburgh will be on hand to offer samples of their famous cheeses, meats, crackers, and dips. Entertainment will be provided by the Vermont-based bluegrass and string band, Gold Town, who will be playing at this year’s Grand Point North Festival on Burlington’s Waterfront. Read More

camping photoCamping Availability for Labor Day Weekend
There is still plenty of time to plan a getaway in a Vermont State Park! View our list of camping availability for the Labor Day weekend here.
ft summer summer aleNumber One Brew State, Vermont Taps State Parks for New Pint Partnership
In the Green Mountain State, Vermonters’ love for the outdoors and passion for local brews have come together in a State-brewery collaboration. Vermont State Parks and Whetstone Station in Brattleboro, Vt. have brewed up a partnership that features two state park named beers, Fort Dummer Summer and Molly Stark Dark, brewed with water sourced directly from those two State Parks.
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July Newsletter
Read about Vermont's wonderful waterfalls, our two new blog series, where to swim in Vermont, an interview with a park ranger, and more in our latest newsletter. Read more
Vermont State Parks Blog
The Vermont State Parks blog is your destination for information on different parks, cool nature facts, events and activities across the state, and much more! To visit the blog, click here.

don't move firewood Only firewood from Vermont is permitted in our state parks
Please help prevent invasive species from damaging Vermont's forests by not transporting firewood. Wood can be brought from within Vermont, or you can purchase wood in the campgrounds.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent invasive species.

Venture Vermont is back!
The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is open from April 15 - October 15, 2014 ! Join in the fun by downloading a scorecard from our website, check off different activities as you complete them, and take photos of yourself along the way.When you reach 250 points, you are eligible to receive a VIP token and free day use in the parks for the rest of the current season and the following year. Click here to download a scorecard.

photo internsCheck out photos from our Photography Interns
They share their talent with us to capture the beauty, diversity and fun of Vermont State Parks! View their work and learn more about becoming a Photography Intern with state parks this season

New cabins at Button Bay
Two new cabins are available at Button Bay State Park. The cabins, Sedge and Sumac, were completed this past summer and have incredible views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Cabins are popular, so make your reservations for next summer now by booking online or calling our reservation line at 1-888-409-7579.

Extended Season for Lake Carmi and Niquette Bay
Vermont State Parks is pleased to announce that Lake Carmi and Niquette Bay State Parks will be extending their 2014 season through Columbus Day. Now you can enjoy both parks longer!

camping tips & tricks

Camping Tips & Tricks with Sarah, Frank & The Kids

Meet Sarah, Frank and family. They are one of our favorite, and funniest Vermont camping families. They've had their share of fun times and near mishaps and are here to help you learn everything you need to know to have a blast in camp and on the trail! View our complete How-to page.
campingNow, Risk-free reservations!
Make that reservation now and plan your adventure in a Vermont State Park, you've got nothing to lose! If you have to cancel, just call the Reservation Call Center or the park by 2:00 PM on the day before your arrival. When you call, you can switch your reservation to a new date with no penalty. Now that's happy camping!

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