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AAA Article on 100th Anniversary of Vermont State Parks


View of Ricker Pond from between trees
Ricker Pond State Park, Photo by VPF Staff

AAA recently published an article on the 100th Anniversary of Vermont State Parks. Read an excerpt below and check out the full article to see a Vermont Parks Forever shout out!


"Many Vermont kids discover hiking by climbing Mount Philo. It’s about a mile each way from the parking area just inside Charlotte’s Mount Philo State Park to the 968-foot summit. Adirondack chairs and picnic tables await atop the peak. The steep final stretch adds to the sense of accomplishment.


Pull up a chair at Mount Philo or any of the other 54 locations in the Vermont State Parks system. Photo by H. Mark Weidman Photography/Alamy Stock Photo.


Established in 1924 thanks to Frances Humphreys’ generous land donation, Mount Philo is the oldest of Vermont’s state parks and therefore responsible for a statewide centennial celebration of the 55 extraordinary natural spaces..."


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