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Favorite Parks for Winter Activities

Snowshoeing:  Mt. Ascutney, Gifford Woods, Branbury, Niquette Bay, Underhill, Woodford, Little River, Seyon Lodge, Elmore

Sledding:  Mt. Philo, Mt. Ascutney, Elmore

Cross Country Skiing:  Smugglers' Notch, Little River, Seyon Lodge, Woodford, Thetford, Jamaica

Ice Skating:  Knight Point, Lake St. Catherine, Silver Lake

Snowmobiling: Coolidge, Little River, Woodford, Elmore, Green River Reservoir, Ricker Pond, New Discovery

Ice Fishing:  Sand Bar, Lake Carmi, Crystal Lake, Knight Point, Bomoseen, Lake St. Catherine


Snowmobiles & ATVs


ATVs are only permitted on frozen bodies of public water.

Snowmobiles must be registered and display a valid TMA (Trail Maintenance Assessment) decal to operate on the VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) trails network, unless operated solely on frozen bodies of public water.  Snowmobile operators must carry liability insurance.  Off-VAST snowmobile operation in state parks is permitted only on non-plowed roadways and on frozen bodies of public water.  See for more info.


Additional Resources


Off Season Parking Access (pdf)

Off Season Day Use

Off Season Camping



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