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“Great place to spend some time”

Camp Plymouth State Park
Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Ludlow
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Owner description: State park contains the site of a former gold-mining company.
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I was very impressed from the start. Day fee very inexpensive, only $5 for one adult and one child. The attendant handed us a bag for our trash as the park is carry in, carry out. Lots of parking and the bathrroms were even clean (and had changing rooms with curtains). Beach was good sized, and there were many picnic tables all around on the lawn. Some were in the shade, which would be a nice option if the day was hot. Many people were fishing, and several rented kayaks, canoes, or paddle boats. We enjoyed the water, which was clear and weed-free at beach area. There is a smaller, roped-off spot in the shallow water for little ones. The entire grounds were immaculate, other than a little goose poo in grass. We will be back!

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Whether you spend the day at the park or not, The Vista Trail is worth the short hike to look over the lake and area. It is great exercise for the half mile up and half mile return. There were young children doing the hike and I would imagine that the hike gave them a sense of adventure, thinking that they were in the wilderness. The trail is listed moderate difficulty. There are some areas that are hilly over roots and rocks but I'm not in any great physical condition and made it up easily. The trail is well marked with blue blazes. I recommend having a water bottle always while hiking. The hike down took very little time so you need not think you have to save lots of energy for the return.
This is a fun family activity. We saw young kids, teenagers, adults including seniors on the trail.

If you don't go into Camp Plymouth and park up near the trail head there is no charge for the hike. The park does have a fee for the beach/picnic area if you want to make a day of it.

1  Thank yellowbirdVermont
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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

This is a great place for kids and adults. We rented paddle boats and took the kids around for a ride. Then they swam for a bit and played in the sand. We got some food from the snack stand and let the kids play on the playground which is a nice newer metal structure.

2  Thank Gregory F
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We have used the park a number of times, enjoyed it. Boats available for rent. Careful in early June, as the black flies can drive you batty. There is a free weekend in June, where ALL the state parks in VT are fun to see.

1  Thank Tree56LO
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

When the Boy Scout council closed Camp Plymouth, The state acquired one of the best beaches with a really long shallow swimming area great for families. the walk from the parking area is a little long, but they do offer wagons to cary your stuff. The bay on the north side offers good paddle boating away from speed boats in the lake. Plenty of camping and cabins to stay the weekend. There are good trails, a cemetary and old roads to follow if you get bored. Yes, there is gold in the stream, but you got to know what you are doing. Still it is fun to try.

1  Thank Vermontwoodchuck
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