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    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

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  • Starting Wednesday July 23rd Expect Road Closures

    July 23rd, Prosper Trail, North Slope & Middle Pass Trails - west side of the park CLOSED for forestry operations. McKenzie Farm Trail & McKenzie Rd will remain open for access between Prosper Parking Lot and the Pogue. CAUTION Heavy Equipment in use!

For Kids

Three children and a park ranger sit in the shady grass and work on Junior Ranger activities. Photo by Jon Olender/Rutland Herald.

Junior Ranger Programs are offered at national parks across the country.                                                                     

Jon Olender/Rutland Herald

Junior Ranger Program
Complete activities with a park ranger that will help you learn about this special national park and earn you a Junior Ranger Badge! The program, good for ages 7-12, is held several times a season. Click here for the schedule of events, or call 802-457-3368 ext 22. It can also be self-guided and is available at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center.

 
The bright blue sky is visible through the spindly branches of a pine tree, its needles green and soft. NPS Photo.

Evergreen species in the park include hemlock, Norway Spruce and red pine.

NPS Photo

Forest Quest
Seek out treasures hidden in the Mount Tom Forest! Activities and riddles will reveal clues to help you unravel the forest's mysteries. This two-hour family-oriented hike is held several times a season. Check out the schedule of events, or call 802-457-3368 ext 22. It can also be self-guided. Pick up a copy at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center, or print it at home (make sure to get both documents):

 
Writer in the forest

Hiking and Writing in Vermont's National Park
Ages 10-16, Friday July 26, 9am - 3pm

Come tour, write, and draw throughout the park landscape while investigating its natural and historical wonders. Co-sponsored by the Green Mountain Writing project. Pre-registration is required (802/457-3368 x22).

Did You Know?

A group of 13 people sit in earnest conversation on the wicker chairs of a sunlit porch, vibrant green woods behind them. NPS Photo.

The NPS Conservation Study Institute, based at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, works with national parks and partners to advance leadership and innovation, and in collaborative conservation for the stewardship of our national system of parks and special places. More...