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Hapgood State Forest



Appalachian Trail - Vermont- The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a footpath of more than 2,150 miles. The white-blazed trail passes through 14 states, 8 national forests, 2 national parks and numerous state parks. The Vermont segment of the A.T. spans about 146 miles, contiguous with the Long Trail for 95 miles stretching from Stamford near the Massachusetts state line up to the Mendon area. From US 4 the Long Trail bears north and the Appalachian Trail continues eastbound.
The Long Trail- The Long Trail travels north-south 265 miles from the Massachusetts state line up along the main ridge of the Green Mountains to the Canadian border. Some of New England's finest scenery may be viewed while hiking this path.

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Description - Hapgood State Forest is located in northern Vermont within Green Mountain National Forest offering downhill and cross-country skiing opportunities. Over 1,300 acres are available to winter sport enthusiasts. The private ski resort offers 50 trails which include 35% novice, 34% intermediate and 31% expert. Total vertical drop is 1,334 feet.

Long Trail hikers find their trail bisecting the Forest. Jay Peak Trail offers 3.5 miles of moderately difficult terrain ascending an elevation of 1,680 feet to the 3,861 Jay Peak. Beautiful views of Green Mountain National Forest, Owls Head (Quebec), and even New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest can be seen.

Attractions - Hapgood State Forest is leased to a private ski resort offering downhill skiing, snowboarding, instruction and rental. Thirty-five trails include 35% novice, 34% intermediate and 31% expert. Total vertical drop is 1,334 feet.

Access to the Appalachian Trail is provided.

Recreation - Downhill skiing, snowboarding, equipment rental and ski instruction are offered at Hapgood State Forest. The Appalachian Trail does pass through the State Forest. Also nearby is the Bromley Devalkart and Alpine Slide Attraction which is a mile-long sled ride through a thick woodland along with a scenic chairlift to the peak of Bromley Mountain.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (above 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Places in History Travel Region has an average precipitation of more than 44 inches (more than 112 centimeters). However, along the eastern boundary of this region, precipitation drops between 36 and 40 inches (91 to 102 centimeters).

Location - Hapgood State Forest is located west of Peru off SR 11


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Contact Information:
Vermont Dept. of Forests Parks & Recreation, 103 South Main Street , Waterbury, VT, 05671-0601, Phone: 802-241-3670, Fax: 802-244-1481
, parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us

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Appalachian Trail - Vermont - The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a footpath of more than 2,150 miles. The white-blazed trail passes through 14 states, 8 national forests, 2 national parks and numerous state parks. The Vermont segment of the A.T. spans about 146 miles, contiguous with the Long Trail for 95 miles stretching from Stamford near the Massachusetts state line up to the Mendon area. From US 4 the Long Trail bears north and the Appalachian Trail continues eastbound.
Southern Vermont - Southern Vermont is also known as the Places in History Travel Region due to the historical significance prior to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The 20th century presented the famed artist Norman Rockwell and the city of Brattleboro boasts as the location where Rudyard Kipling produced his finest writings. Beautiful roadways lend themselves to the discovery of nearly a dozen covered bridges, many of which reside on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Long Trail - The Long Trail travels north-south 265 miles from the Massachusetts state line up along the main ridge of the Green Mountains to the Canadian border. Some of New England's finest scenery may be viewed while hiking this path.
Vermont State Parks and Forests - Vermont has over 50 state parks and over 2,200 campsites and shelters available for seasonal use. Most state parks permit cross-country skiing and several permit snowmobiling on designated routes. Vermont also offers over 35 state forests open for recreation use along with four rail trails and nearly a dozen historic sites.

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