Park Stories

From the ancient tales of the Abenakis to the chronicles of Ethan and Ira Allen and the adventures of families like yours, Vermont has been the setting for millions of amazing stories. Since our first park, Mt. Philo, opened in 1924, some of the most memorable stories have been lived and shared by visitors to our state parks.

If you’ve visited a Vermont State Park — or, you’re trying to visit all of them — you probably have some great stories to tell. Maybe you taught your children to swim or fish at Lake Elmore, Lake Carmi, or Sandbar. Maybe you slept your first night under the stars at Branbury, Maidstone, or Grand Isle. You may have walked into history at Little River, watched the hawk migration from the top of Mt. Philo, or warmed up with friends in the Stone Hut after a perfect powder day.

Stories and images may be used on our website, social media, and marketing materials.

Repeat Reservation at Brighton State Park

First time staying there and OMG what a beautiful place! We had a waterfront campsite and had so much fun hiking the trails. Ended up making another reservation for three weeks away! We can’t wait to get back there! Highly recommend!!

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And the winners are…

The legal team at Biggam Fox Skinner LLP joined up with Vermont Parks Forever in an effort to protect our state parks. To celebrate our partnership in 2019, BFS gave away a pair of Park Day-Passes to 5 lucky winners who shared their park memories. Some of our favorite entries are below: My daughter got […]

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The quest continues….

The latest update from the Miller family on their adventures in trying to visit all 55 state parks! Our quest to visit every Vermont State Park continued as weather warmed in 2019. As the kids get older (9 and 11 now, how on earth did that happen?!) summers seem busier and other activities push into […]

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Vermont for us is like a second home

When you live in Northern Massachusetts and your boyfriend of six years lives in Southeast Canada, and you’re both avid campers, where better to meet than halfway between in Vermont to enjoy the vast state parks and camping grounds.  It’s a scenic three-hour ride for both of us to drive to Vermont, and we have […]

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39 down, 16 to go!

In 2013, inspired by a story of a mom trying to get outside every weekend, Brian and Lori Miller, along with their two children, Leah and Collin, set out on their quest to visit all 55 state parks. For the Millers, the geographic and financial accessibility of Vermont State Parks make the parks the perfect fit […]

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