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    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

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Ferns

Ferns

Ferns

A Anderson

Ferns are an ancient line of plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds and therefore do not produce flowers. Elizabeth Billings, daughter of Frederick Billings, planted many of the ferns on the hill next to the mansion not only for their beauty but also so she could study them.Some common fern species found within the park are the Christmas fern and the lady fern.
 
Fern in Autumn
Fern in Autumn
K Jones

Did You Know?

View of Woodstock village from Mount Tom's South Peak; the village and person in foreground are framed by autumn foliage. NPS Photo.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP offers day hikers nearly 20 miles of carriage roads and trails. Located about a mile from the park, hikers can easily access one of the nation's premier foot trails, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which extends over 2000 miles from Maine to Georgia.