Dear Friend,

As cooler temperatures prevail and fall colors return to the landscape, we're thankful for the past months spent in Vermont's 55 beautiful state parks!  Below you'll find updates from our summer work.

Next month, we’ll share stories from VPF’s 2022 Park Access Program which granted over 5,500 free visits to the parks to help everyone enjoy these public treasures. Generous supporters like you have helped this program reach all 14 counties in Vermont. Thank you for being part of the state park community!

Wishing you a wonderful autumn in the parks,

Sarah Alberghini Winters
Executive Director

p.s. Are you looking back fondly on an adventure in a Vermont State Park? Please share your story with us!

Meet the 2022 Mt. Philo Forever Intern, Jonan!

Jonan’s favorite parts of the internship were being outside and interacting with hikers. He said he’s learned a lot about the park, learned how to run a cash register, and has strengthened his work ethic.
“Thank you. I enjoy being outside, and it’s nice to work a job that I want to get to.” – Jonan

Read about the history of the William Cameron Hagedorn Mt. Philo Forever Fund.

Thank you Lawsons's Finest Sunshine Fund!

Left to Right: Sarah Alberghini Winters from Vermont Parks Forever, Karen Lawson from Lawson's Finest, and Christiane Kokubo from Open Door Clinic in Middlebury.

Vermont Parks Forever was honored to receive donations from Lawson's Finest Liquids' patrons who donated to the Sunshine Fund from August 16-30th, 2022. Thank you, Lawson's Finest!

News from Vermont State Parks

Photo by VPF Staff, Branbury State Park

Many state parks are open through Indigenous Peoples Day and beyond! Be sure to check the park operating schedule to plan your next visit. Venturing into a park after it has closed for the season? Learn how to enjoy winter activities in the parks.

Our Business Partners make Vermont's state parks
even better!

Over 30 local businesses create a backbone of support for the work Vermont Parks Forever does each year to enhance the state parks.
Ask your business or employer to support us!

Read on to learn about two of our 2022 Benefactors:
Outdoor Gear Exchange (OGE), located in Burlington, Vermont aims to empower outdoor activity, adventure, and exploration of all kinds by cultivating community and encouraging knowledge sharing. OGE began as a used equipment shop to lower barriers to entry and continues this work by continuing to offer used, discounted, and new equipment as well as support organizations, like Vermont Parks Forever, who create opportunities for access.
Common Deer is a family-run small business with a big mission: to make American Made more accessible. By choosing domestic goods, you help ensure that more jobs stay stateside, skilled artists are doing what they love, and local economies thrive. Located in Burlington and only at, find the work of over 500 different brands and artists under one roof! Check out their state park prints and pennants
Make Your Gift Today

Vermont Parks Forever was founded in 2013 to enhance and protect Vermont State Parks through charitable support. VPF provides innovative nature education opportunities in the parks, increases access to parks for underserved communities, and inspires stewardship of Vermont’s natural places.

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