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Camping Tips & Tricks: Weekend Itineraries


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.

Here we provide some great ideas for weekend getaways, including some rainy day options.

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Branbury State Park
Located in Salisbury (West/Central Vermont)
Lake, trails,waterfalls, mountains

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Button Bay State Park

Located in Ferrisburgh (Northwest VT)
Pool, Lake Champlain, nature programs, biking

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Grand Isle State Park

Located in Grand Isle (Northwest VT)
Islands, Lake Champlain, swimming, biking

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Half Moon State Park

Located in Hubbardton (Southwest VT)
Small pond, hiking, kayaking, rail trail, big lake

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Little River State Park
Located in Waterbury (North Central VT)
Lake, Trails, Beach, letterboxing

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Quechee State Park

Located in Quechee (West Central VT)
Gorge, shopping, nature programs, farm

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Ricker Pond Weekend:
Located in Groton (Northeast VT)
Small lake, loons, bike trail, swimming

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More Camping Tips & Tricks:

These fun videos walk you through some important camping skills
Weekend Itineraries
Wondering where to go and what to do? These sample itineraries figure it all out for you
Checklists & Instruction Sheets
What to pack, first aid kits, cooking tips, pets, rain and more!
Menus & Recipes
Seven camp-tested menus with recipes and shopping lists for any appetite
Fun Activities
Here we give you some ideas of fun things to do on your next camping trip
iPhone & Android Apps
Download one of our free smart phone apps to find parks for the activities you want to do
Park Events
All summer you can attend free concerts, nature and interpretive programs in the parks, see our schedule.

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