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Townshend State Park

2755 State Forest Rd., Townshend, VT 05353
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Townshend
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Medford, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Labor Day weekend my family and I spent 3 nights at Townshend State Park. It is a hidden gem in the Vermont Park system and has replaced my love of Gifford Woods. The park has streams and a brook running through it and if you are lucky enough you can listen to the water flowing from your camp ground. There... More

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Burlington VT
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is one of the more rustic of Vermont State Parks, probably a lot closer to what the parks were back when built by the CCC. The rangers, a husband and wife team, couldn't be more hospitable. There is even music provided in the evening. This would be a great place to tent with the kids, and explore the area.... More

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West Brattleboro, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

A man made lake via The Townsend Dam. Great for swimming, boating and fishing located just off Vermont Route 30 between Townsend and West Townsend with several levels of picnic areas and hiking trails.

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Jamaica, Vermont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) in the 1930's the location is ideal for a hike up to the top of Bald Mountain, a swim in the West River, a stroll to the Scott Covered Bridge, one of the longest in VT or a stop at Towndshend Dam and beach. Nice campsites and even some historic stone bridges... More

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Our family of five stayed spend three nights camping here last week. This park is literally off the beaten path (2 miles down a dirt road once you turn off the main road)...but was worth the trip. The park rangers were very nice and friendly. The grounds, bathrooms and camp facilities were immaculate, though it was abut of a walk... More

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We tent camp in a different state park in Vermont every year and we were extremely impressed with Townshend. It is a beautiful little park. Extremely well kept and wonderfully managed. We loved the hiking trail to Bald Mt. The views from the top were incredible.

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cherry hill, nj
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281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is a beautiful state park with a excellent walking trail up Bald Mountain. The park and trail are currently closed from storm damage in Fall 2012. The state website does not note this.

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