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Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

54 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-3368
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Farms, Historic Sites
Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Vermont's first national park is dedicated to conservation.
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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you love Vermont, Marsh-Billings is a must see! All that makes Vermont beautiful- the green hills of Summer, the mountains "on fire" in the Fall, the conservation state of mind-is explained in the short movie and the tour of the mansion. Take the time to go on a short hike up the carriage trails...imagine yourself back in time, and... More

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Commack, NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We combined a ranger-led walk in the forest followed by a tour of the mansion. The forest is still being cultivated and harvested. I like ranger-led walks, and this was not at all strenuous but quite rewarding. The mansion fits well into the park. When combined with a tour of Billings Farm across the road you can get a good... More

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Woodstock, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is Vermont's only National Park, and a crowd pleaser for everyone. It's a park on the scale of the state it's in - small, manageable and welcoming. The mountain has been owned and managed for almost two centuries by generations of conservation pioneers, the last being Lawrence Rockefeller, whose house is at the foot of the mountain and open... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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181 reviews 181 reviews
57 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

There are lots of very well maintained carriage roads and side trails that offer options for hikers/walkers of all experience levels. If you just want an easy stroll with a low grade that will take you through various types of scenery: forest, pasture, lake, then follow the green circle paths. If you're looking for a steeper grade or want a... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We hiked this area in early December. Weather was moderate for this time of year and there was some ice. The carriage trails are wide and the scenery lovely. We hiked to the pogue, and found some side trails on our way down. I highly recommend it if one is staying in Woodstock.

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Oceanside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our innkeeper told us how to hike up Mt. Tom from a park in Woodstock and then to hike around The Pogue pond. It was a beautiful fall day and my favorite memory from our trip to Vermont. The park was not crowded and we felt we had the place almost to ourselves. We decided to take a tour of... More

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Pleasantville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The 1 hr mansion tour was super interesting if you're into history and old houses. The hike in the park with the October foliage was very pretty. Went to the South Peak of Mt Tom and a gorgeous view of the town of Woodstock. Well worth it. Very enjoyable day if you're staying at a nearby B&B and looking for... More

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Bronx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Wonderful and interesting set of trails. We took an easy hike to Pogue Pond and enjoyed a glorious day.

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Naples, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We visited here in mid Sept and very much enjoyed taking a tour of the Rockefeller mansion. It is a beautiful building and we should be very grateful that the family gave it to the National Park Service for all to enjoy. The only negative comment I would have is that it would be better if there was more touring... More

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Clutton
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had so looked forward to visiting this place but it was closed because of the government shutdown. What a shame. Can't understand why the trails were closed. Very disappointing.

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