What to do in Boyer State Forest

Boyer State Forest is comprised of 213 acres in three separate parcels just south of Montpelier. The land is used primarily for butternut tree propagation, however, hunting is permitted.

Located just south of Montpelier off SR 12, Boyer State Forest rests amid three separate parcels of woodland totaling just over 200 acres. The three distinct tracts are Dresser, Cedar Lodge and the Howard Farm. These tracts are easily accessed northeast of West Berlin along Cross Town Road. Even though the forestland offers limited recreation, visitors enjoy hunting and walking the butternut forest.

Hunting and viewing a butternut forest are enjoyed at Boyer State Forest's three separate areas. Visitors will find several nearby recreations including coldwater fishing and sightseeing. Immediately west of the forest runs Dog River, well known for housing brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. Several miles north of the forestland is the capitol city, Montpelier. Several miles south rests the historic region of Northfield Falls. Both areas are accessible from SR 12. Northfield Falls is known for its beautiful covered bridges including Upper Cox Brook Bridge, Lower Cox Brook Bridge, Northfield Falls Bridge and Slaughter House Bridge, all within moments of each other.

Located in two separate segments, both just a few miles south of Montpelier off SR 12 along Cross Town 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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