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Half Moon State Park

1621 Black Pond Road, Fair Haven, VT
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Fair Haven
Type: State Parks
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Norwich, Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love the grounds - they are pretty and very well kept. The bathrooms and showers are well maintained. Park staff is very nice and willing to help. Nice hiking trails and good swimming in the pond, as well as boat rentals. A regular destination for me!

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Trenton, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My husband and I just got home from 5 days at Half Moon State Park and we had an amazing time! We had campsite 13, right on the water. The people are so friendly and the scenery is gorgeous. It is tranquil and quiet, no loud parties. The air is so clean and fresh and the fish are healthy. We... More

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband and I used to load up our dogs and his hand held guitar amp and head over for a weekend of relaxing. He would entertain in early evening. The dogs, back then we had 4, loved it. The Rangers were the nicest people you ever met and the place is beautiful and quiet.

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Brandon, VT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

There is not a bad site at Half Moon. The people are so very nice. The park is clean. The only complaint I could come up with would be that the beach is "so far away" from the camp sites on the other side of the pond. Love the hiking trails. Nice & quiet, except for the bullfrogs & they... More

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East Windsor, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Half Moon Pond state park (Vermont park of the year), is a quiet; secluded and beautiful state park that has everything you need to have a great vacation or just a quiet weekend. Choose from cabins; lean-to's; pond side camp or a nice open site for your RV (no hook ups though). Reasonable boat rentals; great hiking trails and a... More

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Half Moon State Park offered camping sites, cabins, boat rentals, fire wood and easily accessible rest rooms. Everything was clean, quiet and beautiful. The folks around us were respectful of the 'quiet' with reading/board games/paddling/hikes on nearby trails. The pond is not ideal for swimming, best used with canoe or kayak. Nearby is Glen Lake - a good swimming place.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Pros 1) Very scenic. Lake, fog etc. 2) Ground condition is excellent and well groomed. Firewood available to buy on-site 3) Hot shower available at 10c/min 4) Clean bathroom 5) Boat rental available and cheap (<$10/hr or $20+ all day) 6) Beach for swimming. Not cold at the end of August. 7) Few mosquitoes or flies. Still plenty of fireflies... More

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cambridge
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Campsites on the water. Perfectly clean and well maintained. Beavers, owls, frogs, chipmonks, etc.. very wonderful place. We have been going for 22 years.

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Connecticut
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241 reviews 241 reviews
63 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I love camping in VT state parks. However, I did not like this campground. The pond is shallow and weedy. The campground is not good for bicycling. The amenities are mostlyon the other side of the pond from the camping sites. The bathroom building is new and well maintained.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I stayed at Half Moon State Park for 4 days by myself in early September 2011. The lake was beautiful and full of birds, snakes and salamanders. I also saw the most amazing collection of mushrooms that I've ever seen. There were only one other group of campers there when I was there, so it was a great place to... More

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