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The Green Mountain State is a lush, scenic playground for RV camping fans. From picturesque Lake Champlain Valley to the quaint villages of the State’s “Northeast Kingdom,” there’s something to see around every curve of the road.
Vermont RV Camping Destinations
The mountains, lakes and rivers of Vermont are the centerpiece of the State’s National Forest and a whole collection of State Parks. You’ll find abundant camping destinations there, as well as places to climb, hike, bike and play on your vacation. If exploring historical sites is your passion, Vermont is definitely your kind of place! A U.S. State since 1791, Vermont’s filled with sites like Mount Independence that memorialize such Revolutionary War heroes as Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. You’ll also find a rich maritime heritage at Lake Champlain, where shipwrecks dating back three hundred years still lie beneath the Lake’s surface.
Vermont State & National Parks
Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest covers four hundred thousand acres and encompasses the towns of Bennington, Manchester and Arlington. There’s a place to enjoy almost any type of outdoor recreation in the National Forest, with more than two dozen trails looping through meadows, around ponds and across mountain streams. Fishing is also a favorite activity in the Forest’s three reservoirs and more than forty lakes and ponds.
State Parks in Vermont are abundant, in fact, you could spend an entire RV vacation simply discovering them. Treat yourself to a stay at Quechee State Park, home of picturesque Quechee Gorge. Listen to the loons on Spectacle Lake while camping at remote Brighton State Park in far Northeast Vermont. Or why not make Emerald Lake State Park’s wooded campground your base for area attractions? These State Parks are a small sampling of the outdoor wonderlands available in Vermont. Use this link to find the perfect State Park for your stay.
Major Attractions and Events
One reason travelers flock to Vermont is for its more than one hundred covered bridges. The state’s tourism council has created a helpful page for locating the bridges on your route. Another beloved attraction that draws thousands each year are the vintage train routes know as the Green Mountain Railroad. Check the schedules and routes in your chosen section of Vermont for a train trip through Vermont and into the past. Lake Champlain is a vacation paradise, on the water, on the shore and on its barrier islands. Three state parks are located on those islands, offering recreation activities like paddling, fishing and hiking. There’s no RV camping on the islands, but they’re worth the ferry ride for a day’s fun. Along the shoreline, more than fifty beaches on Lake Champlain let summer visitors splash, sun and relax by this beautiful lake.
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Traveling to Vermont
Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) is a good starting point for your Vermont RV camping trip, just three and a half hours from Burlington, VT, with quick access via I-89.