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Vermont is a small state in the Northeast region of the United States. This small state has the second smallest population and is the sixth smallest state by land area. The state is nicknamed “The Green Mountain State” for one of it’s most prominent feature is the Green Mountain Range. Despite there fame, the Green Mountains are not part of the National Park System. There are currently two National Park Service Site in Vermont.

Official National Parks of Vermont

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

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Map of National Parks in Vermont

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Vermont National Parks

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Depending on where you are from, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail either starts in Mount Katahdin, Maine and ends in Springer Mountain, Georgia, or starts in Springer Mountain, Georgia, and ends in Katahdin, Maine. The Appalachian Trail is 2,181 miles long and passes through 14 states (Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine).

There are 150 miles of trail in the state of Vermont.  The trail follows part of Long Trail and the ridges of the Green Mountains.  The trail summits Stratton Mountain, Glastenbury Mountain, and Killington Peak.

Every year several thousand people attempt to thru-hike the trail.  Tens of thousands of people will hike sections of the trail each year.  The trail was officially completed in 1937 but the improvement has been ongoing since then.  The trail is maintained by 31 different trail clubs and other partnerships.

Things to do in Appalachian National Scenic Trail: Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Scenic Views

How to get to Appalachian National Scenic Trail: There are multiple access points along the trail. Many of which are driveable.

Where to Stay in Appalachian National Scenic Trail: Along the trail, there are numerous shelters and backcountry campgrounds. Hotels are available in towns along the trail.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Entrance Fee: There is no entrance fee for the Appalachian Trail but the trail passes through numerous state and national parks, forests and public lands which may charge an entrance fee or have overnight permit fees.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Official Website: Click Here

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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is 643 acres of managed forest, dairy farm, and the boyhood home of George Perkins Marsh in Windsor County, Vermont.  The George Perkins Marsh boyhood home was home to several important families in the history of the development. the national parks.  George Perkins Marsh supported land stewardship and his ideas laid the foundation for the conservation movement.  The house was bought by Frederick Billings.  Billings enlarged the fouse and transformed the house into a Queen Anne Victorian.  The house was then transferred to the Rockefeller family.  The Rockefellers played a roll in the development of many National Park Service Sites.

The mansion and land were donated to the people of the United States in 1992.  Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park was established on August 26, 1992.

Photo Credit – David Fulmer, CC BY 2.0

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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