What to do in Albert C. Lord State Forest

The Albert C. Lord State Forest is used primarily as a source of sawtimber and remains an excellent example for timberland management. Hiking, cross-country skiing and hunting are permitted within the Forest.

The Albert C. Lord State Forest is located in The Heart of Vermont Travel Region and is used primarily as a sawtimber source. It remains an excellent example for timberland management. Very limited recreational opportunities are available on the 64 acres. However, nearby year-round opportunities abound.

Hunting and hiking are the primary recreations enjoyed at the State Forest. Cross-country skiing is enjoyed in winter. Numerous other public lands are located nearby offering camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, beautiful scenery and more. One such location is Ascutney State Park that lies several miles east and known for its hang gliding opportunities. Its trademark is the beautiful view of Mt. Ascutney, one of Vermont's more impressive summits. Another nearby destination is Wilgus State Park located on the state lines of Vermont and New Hampshire. This park rests on the Connecticut River making it popular with canoeists, campers and anglers. Located several miles north of Albert C. Lord State Forest is the Knapp Brook Ponds area. It offers two separate bodies of fishing water with trailerable launch sites. Anglers may expect to harvest brook trout and rainbow trout. Located south of the State Forest off SR 106 is Stoughton Pond. It encompasses 65 acres and houses populations of largemouth bass, yellow perch and rainbow trout. Also, a moment away is the Ascutney Mountain Resort, located in Brownsville. This is a private ski resort offering a vertical drop of over 1,500 feet, 31 trails of varying difficulty, snowboard area, ski lessons and more.

Albert C. Lord State Forest is located southwest of Windsor. Take SR 131 to SR 106 north. Left on Greenbush Road then north on Tarbell Hill Road.

Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0601

Phone: 802-241-3670

Fax: 802-244-1481

Email: parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us
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