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Groton State Forest 'Stone Picnic Talbe' © Gary Jordan
The Civilian Conservation Corp CCC quarried rock from around the area back in the 30s and 40s. This picnic table was made by them. It will not have to be replaced for many years.
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Groton State Forest
'Stone Picnic Talbe'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

The Civilian Conservation Corp CCC quarried rock from around the area back in the 30s and 40s. This picnic table was made by them. It will not have to be replaced for many years.

Groton State Forest
'Rickers Pond'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

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Aitken State Forest
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Albert C Lord State Forest
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Allis State Park
Allis State Park is named after Wallace Allis who willed his Bear Mountain Farm to the state of Vermont to be developed as a campground and recreational area. It is located on the summit of Bear Mountain. There is a fire tower located at the picnic area from which there are excellent views of central ........more >
Ascutney State Park
In 1935, the state of Vermont, with federal public works funds, purchased a 560-acre parcel from Weston Heights, Inc., and a 640-acre parcel from E.J. York. In 1938, an additional 300 acres were purchased from the Bicknell estate. This 1500-acre tract was the original area in which Civilian Conservation ........more >
Branbury State Park
Branbury is located on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo. The Green Mountain National Forest is its neighbor to the east. Historically, the 69-acre park operated as a farm at the turn of the century, then a guest house, summer boy's camp and private beach and picnic area. ........more >
Calvin Coolidge State Forest
Coolidge State Forest contains a total of 16,166 acres scattered throughout seven towns, and is divided by Route 100 into two districts. The recreational center of the forest is Coolidge State Park, which consists of about 500 acres in the eastern district. The park includes a campground, picnic area, ........more >
Giffords Woods State Forest Park
Gifford Woods State Park was established in 1931. In 1933 and 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps CCC built the picnic area and ranger's quarters. In 1939, the CCC constructed a camping area. During 1959-60, a new camping area was built by the Forests and Parks Department. The Appalachian Trail ........more >
Green Mountain National Forest
The Green Mountain National Forest is a four season some say six with mud and Black Fly season recreation experience. The most popular season is autumn when the mountains are ablaze with color. Summer is popular for camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, and canoeing. Winter brings out colorfully-clad ........more >
Jones State Forest
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Lake Saint Catherine State Park
The park, which consists of 117 acres, first opened as a small picnic and swimming area in 1953. The area is known for its past slate quarrying operations, with remains of slate mills, quarries, and rubble piles still visible. The park itself was once a children's summer camp and farmland. The campground ........more >
Monroe State Park
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Mount Carmel State Forest
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Okemo State Forest
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Otter Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Proctor-Piper State Forest
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Putnam State Forest
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Rood State Park
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Roxbury State Forest
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Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake was originally called Stebblings' Pond after Benjamin Stebblings who owned land at the outlet where the Barnard General Store now stands. When Benjamin Stebblings moved out of the area, the lake became known as Barnard Pond. In 1869, Barnard Pond was renamed Silver Lake.........more >
Washington State Forest
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White Rocks National Recreation Area
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Wilgus State Park
Wilgus State Park has 19 tent sites and 6 lean-to sites which are located along the Connecticut River bank. There is one rest room with running water and hot showers $. There are a play area, picnic area, and 3 lean-tos in the group area. Canoe, kayak, and row boat rentals are available. A trailer sanitary ........more >
Williams River State Forest
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