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Welcome to Vermont Parks Forever! We are excited to launch this newsletter as a way to keep you and your fellow Vermont State Park enthusiasts informed about all things VPF. Every couple months we will share exciting park information, ways to get involved, and keep you informed about our foundation's work to protect, enhance and improve access to Vermont's 55 beautiful state parks. We hope you enjoy it!

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Thanks for staying in touch and see you in the parks! 

Sarah Alberghini Winters 
Executive Director 

Our Story
Vermont Parks Forever is the nonprofit foundation created in 2013 to benefit Vermont State Parks through charitable and private support. We collaborate with Vermont residents, park visitors, and state government to protect and enhance our 55 state parks. Our work is guided by three goals: to improve park nature centers so people can better understand and appreciate the outdoors, to increase park access for underserved communities, and to create innovative educational opportunities that inspire a new generation of environmentalists. We are proud to continue Vermont’s tradition of support for conservation, recreation, public health, and natural beauty.
Vermont has a new State Park!
Photo Credit: Alyssa Bennett

Did you know we have a new State Park? Vermont Parks Forever was thrilled to be a part of the development and opening of Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park in Hubbardton. The 400 acre park, which opened in September, was a generous gift from Mickie and Kit Davidson. It’s a beautiful sanctuary with rolling hills, a peaceful Japanese garden and numerous hiking trails. This unique park is definitely worth adding to your list for the 2018 park season!

Photo Credit: Chet Brown
Share your Park Stories
Since Mt. Philo opened in 1924, some of the most memorable stories have been lived and shared by visitors to Vermont's state parks. If you spend time in our parks, you likely have some great stories to share!

The parks may be the backdrop for your children's firsts, like catching their first fish or learning to swim. They may be the setting for annual traditions, like camping trips with friends. Or their peaceful woods, calm waters and high peaks may be your perfect weekend escape.

If you have a story to tell, we’d love to share it. Send your story to or through our website and we'll be in touch!  
Winter Fun in the Parks!
Winter may be upon us, but don't let that stop you from exploring the state parks! Some of your favorite winter activities from snowshoeing and cross country skiing, to sledding and ice fishing, can be enjoyed all winter long in some of our most beloved parks. Check out the list and winter guidelines at Vermont State Parks

Photo Credit: Norm and Sharon Rabtoy

Local Businesses Partner for the Parks!
Over 20 local businesses have partnered with Vermont Parks Forever to support our parks! Not only do our parks benefit through the Business Partnership Program, but the businesses' employees have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful state parks through free passes! Visit our website to learn more and join us as a Business Partner.

Make a Gift to Vermont Parks Forever
"…forever to be held, owned, and used by the State of Vermont as and for a public park or public recreation for the health, recreation, and pleasure of the public…"
-Frances Humphreys
Upon deeding the 150 acres that became Mt. Philo, our first state park, in 1924.
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Vermont Parks Forever
PO Box 815
Montpelier, VT 05601

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