What to do in Lyndon State Forest

Lyndon State Forest lies several miles south of Lyndonville off Red Village and New Boston Roads. The 72-acre woodland was once the agricultural site of scotch pine. Today the sandy ground is home to primarily white pine. Hunting is the only recreation available at this State Forest.

Lyndon State Forest was once the site of cultivated Scotch pine during the 1920s through the 1930s; however, today the sandy soil supports primarily white pine. The State Forest is located within the Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region just minutes south of Lyndonville offering quick access to public hunting grounds.

Recreation
Seventy-two acres of lovely soft white pine forest offers an opportunity for hunting. Located immediately west of the forestland is Passumpsic River. Above the town of Lyndonville, the East and West Branches of the Passumpsic River are well known for their excellent brook trout catches. The East Branch also rewards anglers with rainbow trout. A nearby covered bridge, Chamberlain Mill Bridge, may be viewed in Lyndon along Wheelock Road. This queenpost structure is 66 feet long and was built in 1881.

Location
Lyndon State Forest is just south of the town of Lyndon off Red Village Road.

Climate
Winter daytime temperatures in the lower half of the Lakes / Kingdom region averages 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -9 Celsius). The upper half of this region experiences winter temperatures ranging below 14 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures are cooler along the western area of Lake Champlain averaging 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 Celsius). The central area of this region expects temperatures from 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 20 Celsius) with the eastern area of this region experiencing the coolest summer time temperatures of less than 66 degrees Fahrenheit (below 19 Celsius). The yearly precipitation for Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region vary from less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the western line to more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) along the eastern border of New Hampshire and Canada.

Address
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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