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“Pretty nice park.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gifford Woods State Park

Gifford Woods State Park
Ranked #11 of 25 things to do in Killington
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East Georgia, Vermont, United States
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pretty nice park.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We camped here one night on a road trip through the western and central parts of the state. The park itself was peaceful but there is quite a bit of road noise from Rt. 100. We walked the Kent Brook Trail which was a nice walk but I was underwhelmed by the tree size. They are billed in the park brochure as "grand-sized." I didn't really see anything that looked much bigger than the trees in the woods behind my house. If you're not used to being in the woods it would probably be more interesting... One bit of advice - if you need supplies get them before you get into Killington. The closest grocery store is in Rutland according to the rangers. There is a small convenience store close by but the prices are pretty high. Make sure you walk or drive across the road to Kent Pond. It it beautiful and peaceful. It is not marked but there is a lovely waterfall just to the right of the pond- just listen for it. The highlight of the visit was hearing the loons calling from the pond during the evening and early morning.

Visited July 2014
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Leesburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Hiking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Ranger at the entrance is very helpful and friendly. You can spend as much time as you want hiking and enjoying the views. Kids of all ages will enjoy.

Visited June 2014
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Holden, Missouri
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125 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Kent Brook Trail”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stopped here on a rainy day to walk the Kent Brook Trail. Due to the weather, we were the only people in the park and had the trail to ourselves. The trail through the old growth forest was interesting and alerted us to look for similar conditions in other locations. This trail is suitable for young and inexperienced hikers. Total length about 1 mile.

Visited June 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“A nice diversion during the peak autumn color season”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

A typical visit here might include a day hike through the trees or around the nearby lake. The lake trail is highly recommended for its lake views, but also a small but scenic cascade into the lake. Worth a visit, especially during the peak autumn color season.

Visited October 2013
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Explorers Welcome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I decided to go to VT for an autumnfestpolration and I was so happy to have done my research ahead of time! the sites are clean and tidy and the cabins clean and cozy! Easy access to bathrooms and showers.

The trails and views were stunning. I completed 14.9 miles and hit 4 summits. I loved every minute. What impressed me most was the hospitality and kindness of the two college aged park attendants. They were nice, full of information and so excited to have visitors from out of state! Kudos to Gifford Woods State Park, you exceeded my expectations immensely!

Visited October 2013
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