Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Guide 2020 : National Parks Navigator

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

What to visit?

Located in Vermont's Green Mountains, and next to the Appalachian Trail, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is a cultural and scenic gem in Woodstock, Vermont. Main access is by car just off of Route 4 and the center of town. The Park encompasses the Marsh, Billings and Rockefeller family heritage on environmental conservation and the backing and creation of National Parks in various parts of the United States. Here in Vermont the family management of farm and forest is demonstrated in managed woodland, sustainable farming and recreation in the Mt. Tom area. There are hiking trails in field and forest. Just outside the park is the Billings Farm. This is a museum and working dairy farm open to visitors and it shares its parking area with the National Park. The cows greet you on arrival near the parking area. Be sure to visit both welcome centers. Hiking within the Park is extensive and sneakers are recomended. Take the Precipice Trail to the top of South Peak for an impressive overview of the area. Reservations are needed to tour the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. The Appalachian Trail is a 2180 mile long hiking trail, along the Appalachian mountains from Georgia to Vermont, that is partially managed by the National Park Service, passes nearby.

Woodstock, Vermont is the classic New England village with country inns and restaurants. This quaint and vibrant town also has a wonderful bookstore, art galleries, and much more!

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Where to stay?

For camping none in town, but there are some nearby on Route 4 at the nearby Quechee State Park in Hartford. The park is famous for the gorge formed by the Ottauquechee river.

Hotel reccomendations go from the pricey to the reasonable both near the Park: Woodstock Inn and The Shire Woodstock.

How to get to the Park?

Access: Via car or bus. Arrive by Greyhound

Roads: The most direct route into Woodstock is Route 4.

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