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Mount Carmel State Forest
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Chittenden, Vermont   05737
(lat:43.7715 lon:-72.9201) map location
Mount Carmel State Forest is a serene natural haven nestled in the heart of Vermont, boasting a picturesque landscape of dense woodlands and rolling hills. This enchanting forest is a sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a myriad of activities such as hiking, camping, and birdwatching. As visitors traverse the well-marked trails, they are treated to breathtaking vistas of towering trees, babbling brooks, and wildlife flourishing in their natural habitat. The forest exudes a tranquil ambiance, inviting individuals to reconnect with nature and find solace in its tranquil beauty. Overall, Mount Carmel State Forest epitomizes the unspoiled charm of Vermont's wilderness, providing a captivating escape from the bustle of city life.
History of the Area
The area that is now Mount Carmel State Forest was once part of a large farm owned by the Proctor family, who were prominent industrialists in the area. The farm primarily focused on dairy farming and had a network of trails that were used for transporting goods.

In the early 1900s, George Proctor donated a significant portion of the farm to the state of Vermont for conservation purposes. This land eventually became part of the Mount Carmel State Forest. The forest was officially established in 1927 and became one of the first state forests in Vermont.

The area was primarily used for timber production in the early years, with logging operations taking place to harvest the forest's resources. However, as the importance of conservation grew, the state of Vermont implemented sustainable forestry practices to ensure the longevity of the forest.
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Area Campgrounds
Lake Bomoseen Campground
18 Campground Drive
Bomoseen, VT
Lake Dunmore Kampersville
1457 Lake Dunmore Road
Salisbury, VT
Area Cabins and Lodges
Nordic Inn
1000 Us Route 4 E
Rutland, VT
(802) 773-7964

1. Start on I:89 N from Burlington, Vermont.
2. Take exit 10 for VT:100 S towards Waterbury/Stowe.
3. Turn right onto VT:100 S/Roosevelt Hwy.
4. Continue to follow VT:100 S until you reach Morrisville village center.
5. In the town of Morristown, turn left onto Bridge St/VT:15 E at traffic lights by Cumberland Farms gas station.
6. Follow this road and take a slight right after about half a mile into Randolph Rd/Stagecoach Road (signs will indicate).
7. The forest entrance is approximately two miles down Stagecoach Road on your left.

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