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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

 

 

Vermont State Parks
2014 Calendar of Events

All events are FREE with paid park entry unless otherwise noted

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

April 26, 2014

10:00am-12:00pm

Many spring ephemeral wildflower colonies put on their display for just a few weeks each year. Bring your camera and wildflower guides along for an informative moderate hike through the park along the Ledges Trail with Park Ranger Lisa Liotta. Space is limited, so please RSVP at 802-893-5210 or niquette.bay.park@state.vt.us to RSVP. Please let us know which hike you are attending, how many in your party, and your contact information. This is a free event suitable for all ages.

* Please keep doggies at home or in the car if participating in this hike in order to protect these fragile species.

Ash Tree Walk in the Woods

April 27, 2014

10:00am-12:00pm

To kick off Ash Awareness week, join Bennington County Forester, Kyle Mason for a walk in the woods. Look for ash trees and enjoy the spring weather. Park and meet at the maintenance shop near park entrance. Please contact Kyle at (802) 447-6501 or kyle.mason@state.vt.us questions.

Ash Tree Walk in the Woods

April 27, 2014

10:00am-12:00pm

 

Grand Isle

To kick off Ash Awareness week, join Grand Isle State Park Ranger Ashley Brisson for a walk in the woods. Look for ash trees and enjoy the spring weather! Meet at the Grand Isle State Park office. Please contact Ashley at (802) 372-4300 or vttreenut@gmail.com with questions.

Ash Tree Walk in the Woods

April 27, 2014

10:00am-12:00pm

 

Quechee

To kick off Ash Awareness week, join Quechee State Park Ranger Lisa Fisher for a walk in the woods. Look for ash trees and enjoy the spring weather! Meet at the Quechee State Park office. Please contact Lisa at (802) 295-2990 or milide1@yahoo.com with questions.

 

Journaling from Nature

May 2, 2014

9:00am - 11:00am

 

 

Niquette Bay State Park

Venture into the park with park ranger Lisa Liotta and experience nature in a whole new way by keeping a nature journal! A nature journal can be anything you want it to be – a place to sketch or write, describe plants, animals, trees, landscapes or anything else found in nature. Use your journal to record seasons, weather, notes, interesting facts, feelings, impressions and ideas. Observing the wonders of nature will be our focus – no art or writing experience is required!

Paper and basic art supplies to try out nature journaling provided. This is a free event, however space is limited. To RSVP or if you would like more information about the event, please contact the park at 802-893-5210 or email niquette.bay.park@state.vt.us. Please include your name, the number of participants, and your contact information.

Optional supplies: Your nature journal (or a blank writing or art book in which to begin), any personal writing or art supplies you may wish to use, a small seat cushion upon which to sit.

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 4, 2014

10:00am-12:00pm

Many spring ephemeral wildflower colonies put on their display for just a few weeks each year. Bring your camera and wildflower guides along for an informative moderate hike through the park along the Ledges Trail with Park Ranger Lisa Liotta. Space is limited, so please RSVP at 802-893-5210 or niquette.bay.park@state.vt.us to RSVP. Please let us know which hike you are attending, how many in your party, and your contact information. This is a free event suitable for all ages.

* Please keep doggies at home or in the car if participating in this hike in order to protect these fragile species.

Kids to Park Day

May 17, 2014

Lorax Story Walks at the park to celebrate Kids to Park Day.

More information to follow.

Kids to Park Day

May 17, 2014

Lorax Story Walks at the park to celebrate Kids to Park Day.

More information to follow.

Becoming an Outdoor Family 2014

May 30 - June 1, 2014

This program is a joint effort by The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, and UVM Extension to promote, address, and instill a basic understanding of environmental conservation, safety, and fun outdoors. Classes include: wildlife, forestry, orienteering skills, hiking, wildlife photography, fitness, camping, kayaking, canoeing, firearm safety, fishing, and more.

Registration opens in March. Cost is $175 per family (up to 8 people). For more information about the program, click here.

Vermont Days

June 14 & 15,
2014

During Vermont Days, day-use is free at all Vermont State Parks so come hike, picnic, swim, play, and relax all weekend. Enjoy the music of the Green Mountain Brass Band at Waterbury Center State Park on Sunday, June 14 from 2:00pm-4:00pm!

Other Vermont Days activities include free fishing on Saturday, June 14 at the Grand Isle Fishing Festival, free entry to Vermont historic sites, and free admission to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier!

For more information about Vermont Days’ activities and events, visit: http://www.vermontdays.com/

Green Mountain Brass Band

June 15, 2014

2:00pm-4:00pm

Join the Green Mountain Brass Band at this year's Vermont Days celebration. The Green Mountain Brass Band is a traditional band of over 20 brass and percussion musicians who play a variety of traditional and contemporary music, classics, show tunes, pop jazz, rock, and of course, marches.

12 Strings

June 21, 2014

6:30pm

Enjoy the music of the Vermont band, 12 Strings. Acoustic guitar duo, Mike and Joe, entertain with the soothing sounds of classic folk music. This concert is easy listening and enjoyable for the whole family.

Green Mountain Fly Fishing Camp

June 22 - June 26, 2014

 

Seyon Lodge State Park

Session #1 of the camp. This 5-day/4-night camp is for children 11-15 years of age with a focus on promoting a greater understanding of the outdoors and our aquatic resources. The camp is led by fly-fishing guides and instructors. For more information, click here.

Back Shed
String Band

June 28, 2014

6:30pm

A bit of bluegrass, original tunes, classic country, old-time, and folk music, that’s what the Back Shed String Band of Monroe, NH has been playing for audiences since 1996.

Members include: Samantha Amey on upright bass, guitar, & vocals; Tom Bishop on frailing-style banjo, upright bass, & vocals; David Choate on mandolin; Mary Choate on guitar & vocals; Paul Amey on vocals, fiddle, and guitar.

Sue Wetmore

July 11, 2014

8:00am

Join Sue Wetmore for a morning walk to find the breeding birds of the Lake St. Catherine area. Warblers, thrushes, vireos are some of the possible birds you may see.

Little Tree

July 11, 2014

5:00pm

Join Little Tree for a showing of Invasion Vermont, a film about Vermont’s invasive plant and animal species and steps taken to prevent and eradicate them.

Little Tree

July 12, 2014

11:00am

Little's program, Creating Natural Balance in Our Neighborhoods, is a presentation with PowerPoint focused on identifying invasive plants and the benefits of indigenous or naturalized plant species. Time and weather permitting, attendees may head outside to ID tree disorders and/or Cerceris Wasp nest sites.

Morgan Haynes

July 12, 2014

11:00am

Morgan Haynes has had a passion for origami since she was a child. She will be leading programs throughout the summer on the art and technique of origami. Join Morgan for this family-friendly program.

Zephyr

July 12, 2014

7:00pm

Zephyr is a four-piece Americana band, with a mix of guitar, bass, keyboards, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, djembe, harmonica, and rich harmonies.

Green Mountain Fly Fishing Camp

July 12 - July 16, 2014

 

Seyon Lodge State Park

Session #2 of the camp. This 5-day/4-night camp is for children 11-15 years of age with a focus on promoting a greater understanding of the outdoors and our aquatic resources. The camp is led by fly-fishing guides and instructors. For more information, click here.

12 Strings

July 19, 2014

6:30pm

Enjoy the music of the Vermont band, 12 Strings. Acoustic guitar duo, Mike and Joe, entertain with the soothing sounds of classic folk music. This concert is easy listening and enjoyable for the whole family.

Morgan Haynes

July 26, 2014

11:00am

Morgan Haynes has had a passion for origami since she was a child. She will be leading programs throughout the summer on the art and technique of origami. Join Morgan for this family-friendly program.

Green Mountain Fly Fishing Camp

July 26 - July 30, 2014

 

Seyon Lodge State Park

Session #3 of the camp. This 5-day/4-night camp is for children 11-15 years of age with a focus on promoting a greater understanding of the outdoors and our aquatic resources. The camp is led by fly-fishing guides and instructors. For more information, click here.

Pike's Falls Chamber Music

August 2, 2014

7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Silver Lake State Park

This program will feature performances from the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival. PFCM is a small chamber music festival based in Jamaica, VT. The ten musicians come from New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and San Francisco. They will perform works from their Grammy-nominated CD, as well as other standard classical music selections. The chamber music concert will last approximately one hour.

Morgan Haynes

August 9, 2014

11:00am

Morgan Haynes has had a passion for origami since she was a child. She will be leading programs throughout the summer on the art and technique of origami. Join Morgan for this family-friendly program.

Vermont Shakespeare Company

August 9 & 10, 2014

6:00pm

Vermont Shakespeare Company will present its seventh season of Shakespeare in the Park this August at Knight Point State Park. Join this exciting and locally beloved company for an unforgettable evening as they present A Midsummer Nights Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

A primary goal of the company is to expose more people to Shakespeare by making it accessible, highly physical, and immediate for today's audience. Vermont Shakespeare Company’s signature fast-paced physical style is sure to give the audience a thrilling new appreciation of Shakespeare.

12 Strings

August 16, 2014

6:30pm

Enjoy the music of the Vermont band, 12 Strings. Acoustic guitar duo, Mike and Joe, entertain with the soothing sounds of classic folk music. This concert is easy listening and enjoyable for the whole family.

Morgan Haynes

August 23, 2014

11:00am

Morgan Haynes has had a passion for origami since she was a child. She will be leading programs throughout the summer on the art and technique of origami. Join Morgan for this family-friendly program.
   


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If so, contact us at jenny.montagne@state.vt.us

 



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