What to do in Roxbury State Forest

Roxbury State Forest is located southwest of the Montpelier and Northfield. The forest has varying elevations with several brooks and ponds. Access is from SR 12A south of Northfield / Roxbury. Hunting and snowmobiling are especially popular.

The 5,500 acre state forest rests as the foothills of the Northfield Mountain Range. This lovely mixed forest type offers several creeks and nearby fishing ponds. This is a popular area for snowmobiling in winter.

Roxbury State Forest is one of Vermont's mid-sized forests totaling over 5,500 acres available for hunting, fishing, hiking and primitive camping. Allis State Park is located just east of the Forest offering camping, hiking, picnicking and a children's playground. There are also nearby fishing opportunities in Baker Pond, Sunset Lake, North Pond, South Pond and more, all within easy access of Interstate 89, Brookfield.

From the town of Roxbury travel south on SR 12A.

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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