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Address: Rte. 100 1/2 mi north of U.S. 4, Killington, VT
Phone Number: +1 802-775-5354
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Timeless Trees: Old Growth Forest at Gifford State Park

100 years ago, 80 percent of Vermont was open farmland, and only 20 percent was forested. Today, that situation has reversed, which is to say that Vermont has abundant forests... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
CarolDM1900
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100 years ago, 80 percent of Vermont was open farmland, and only 20 percent was forested. Today, that situation has reversed, which is to say that Vermont has abundant forests. Very few of them, however, are more than a hundred years old, and real "old-growth" stands are rare. You'll find some at Button Bay State Park, Cambridge State Forest, and... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Our inkeeper in Killington recommended the hiking trails at Gifford Woods State Park. We crossed the road to hike at Kent Pond, but due to a lack of signage, we were unable to find the trailhead. So we returned to the Visitors Center and hiked a moderate trail to the Appalachian Trail, just so we could say we'd hiked there!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We'll maintain large camp sites, ample wooded space between sites, good location. Friendly staff. highway noise is a big problem night and day. Showers below average.

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This hidden gem was recommended by a fellow hiker on the AT. The view of the foliage across the lake was breath taking and the colors were vibrant.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

While walking on the Appalachian Trail, we walked through the park enjoying a campsite's picnic table for lunch and nearby restrooms. We were impressed at the size of and seclusion possible at many of the campsites. There are also lean-tos at the park. Good scenery and Kent Pond is very pretty.

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Alburtis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My wife and I didn't have too much time to explore, however, we found time to drive through campgrounds, hike a trail and visit the lake boat launch. Such a perfect place - campgrounds are awesome!

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Thank Matt E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop for hikers! We stopped here while section hiking VT's AT. The office staff was great! We dropped a package there with our second half of food with no problems. Showers were warm and 50¢ for 5 minutes. They have ice cream bars at the front desk and there is a great deli a mile down... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way north to get out of the car and walk in the woods. The Rangers were helpful, but severely underestimated the time it would take me to walk the Kent Brook Trail -- 30 minutes versus an hour. The trail was a bit strenuous -- many rocks and roots, and uphill. An easy alternative is... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

My wife and I booked this after a hellish May for some rest and relaxation. It was a great weekend! I think we lucked out because it was the weekend after memorial day and the campground was only about 1/2 full. It was nice and quite. The campground was clean and the weather was awesome on Saturday (rained Sunday). Very... More 

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Rensselaer, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Our first stay at Gifford Woods Campground. We reserved a lean-to site which was nice. It's a smaller campground which we prefer. Staff was friendly and helpful. The Appalachian Trail travels right through the campground but there is other hiking opportunities close by (a walking trail through the campground, Long Trail sections, Killington Mt and around Kent Pond). Kent Pond... More 

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