Introduction to Vermont state parks

Some generalities about Vermont state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

Green River Reservoir State Park

Green River Reservoir State Park

Park Address: 1393 Green River Dam Rd, Hyde Park, VT 05655

Park Description: Park activities include camping, swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, mountain biking, wildlife watching, and winter sports.

Popular Park Sites: Morrisville Water, Green River Dam Road, Hiking and Guided Tours.

Green River Reservoir State Park Visitors Guide

Elmore State Park water on a nice fall day

Elmore State Park

Park Address: 856 VT-12, Elmore, VT 05661

Park Description: This park contains Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, and has day-use facilities for picnicking, hiking, and water-based activities, and a 59-site campground.

Popular Park Sites: Lamoille County, function room, Picnic Pavillon and Worcester Range.

Elmore State Park Visitors Guide

Smugglers Notch State Park Curved Road

Smugglers Notch State Park

Park Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

Park Description: The park is at an elevation of 2,119 feet near Mount Mansfield, and is named for Smugglers Notch, which separates Mount Mansfield—the highest peak of the Green Mountains—from Spruce Peak and the Sterling Range.  

Popular Park Sites: Barnes Camp, Notch Picnic AreaHellbrook Trail and Sterling Pond Trail.

Smugglers Notch State Park Visitors Guide

Emerald Lake State Park lake view

Emerald Lake State Park 

Park Address: 65 Emerald Lake Ln, East Dorset, VT 05253

Park Description: It is the home of 20-acre Emerald Lake, called such because of its emerald color.

Popular Park Sites: Long TrailAppalachian TrailDorset Mountain andEmerald Lake.

Emerald Lake State Park Visitors Guide