• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

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?

Clouds stream over Inscription Rock, a large butte standing tall and proud in the New Mexican landscape. NPS Photo.

Conservationist George Perkins Marsh, for whom Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP is named, championed the creation of a US Army Camel Corps. On El Morro National Monument's Inscription Trail you can see the inscriptions the Camel Corps left behind in 1855.