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2014 Calendar of Events

All events are FREE with paid park entry unless otherwise noted


Fort Dummer Summer and
Molly Stark Dark
Beer Release

Available Now


Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery

Vermont State Parks and Whetstone Station have teamed up to create two new beers named for Fort Dummer and Molly Stark State Parks! The beers, Fort Dummer Summer and Molly Stark Dark, are both brewed with water sourced directly from the parks.

Try a pint of Fort Dummer Summer or Molly Stark Dark available now at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery in Brattleboro.

Elmore State Park Story Walks

Ongoing - End of Season

All day
A StoryWalk is a fun, outdoor activity that places a children’s book on individual signs along a trail. Enjoy the story as you engage in a self-guided healthy walk in the park.
Dead Creek
Wildlife Day

October 4, 2014


This event has been listed as one of Vermont’s “Top 10 Fall Events,” and with good reason. Many of the activities at Dead Creek Wildlife Day are hands-on and especially for people who enjoy being outdoors among Vermont’s diverse wildlife. The event will be held at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Route 17 west of Route 22A.

The day’s main activities include illustrated talks, live wildlife presentations, fishing and hunting tips, and much more. New to this year’s schedule is a game preparation and cooking seminar. All events are free, and a free shuttle bus will provide regular access to nearby field events throughout the day.

Early risers can begin the day with bird banding demonstrations at 7:00 a.m. Two large tents at the Dead Creek WMA headquarters will feature wildlife-related exhibits and kids’ craft activities.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website HERE.

Sjogren's Rockin' 5K Trail Run/Walk

October 4, 2014



Trail run or walk a beautiful 5K in the park to benefit the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation. Run or walk and make a difference! Runner awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age/gender group.

Registration opens at 7:30am, step-off at 9:00am. Register in advance at: and save $5.00.

For more information about Sjogren's Syndrome,

Quechee Gorge History Hikes

October 4, 2014

Come join us as we explore the beauty and changing season of Quechee Gorge! A guided History hike through Quechee Gorge will leave from the visitor center at 10:00am. The hike will last approximately 1½ hours. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Learn the history of Quechee and the Gorge. Learn about the flood of 2011 and the woolen mill that was once here. Watch the changing foliage and explore Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon.”
Molly Stark State Park Story Walk

October 6, 2014



Molly Stark
State Park

A self-guided walk through the park, as part of the Story Walk Series.
in Vermont
Full Moon Hike

October 8, 2014

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Everything changes in the park after dark! Watch the moon rise behind the Green Mountains over lake Champlain from Cedar Point. Listen for owls and explore Niquette Bay State Park on a guided 2-mile hike over moderate terrain in a magical mix of shadows and moonlight.

Optional items to bring: insect repellant, headlamp or flashlight (recommended), a small seat cushion, beverages and/or snacks. We’ll meet at the trailhead in the park to start this hike.

Space is limited, please call the park to RSVP at 802.893.5210 or stop in at the park office to reserve space! This event is free for season pass holders or with paid admission to the park the day of the event.

Hike subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Please leave pets at home for this event.

Haunted Campground Festival

October 11, 2014

Activities include:

  • Campsite decoration Judging at 1pm
    Costume Parade at 2:00pm
  • Games at about 2:30
  • Trick or treating at 6:00pm for anyone who wants trick or treaters. Otherwise, trick-or-treaters are welcome at the office and the two host sites.

Chili Cook Off

October 11, 2014


Come take part in Half Moon State Park's Chili Cook-off! Prizes will be awarded for best chili. A $2 donation per bowl goes towards funding recreation equipment.

Please note that park day-use fees apply.

Haunted Trail

October 18, 2014

Welcome to Wonderland and the crazy world of the Mad Hatter. As you all know Alice went back home with promises to return, but Hatter has lost hope and without his friend is slowly sinking deeper into madness. When Alice learned of this she returned to Wonderland, but was captured by the Bloody Red Queen! The Bloody Red Queen has hidden Alice in the Forest of Gloom and Doom. In his search for Alice, Hatter is becoming madder and madder and Madder and Wonderland is running amock!

Storytellers on a Mission

November 1, 2014



Flynn Center for Performing Arts

Nationally renowned storytellers from Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, The Moth, This American Life and more tell hilarious tales to raise money for Vermont Parks Forever, the foundation for the Vermont State Parks. Featuring Tom Bodett and Roy Blount, Jr with special guests. Sponsored by Foard Panel & Farnum Cellulose Insulators. Not suitable for children.


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