Eastern Vermont Gateway - 8
Cities & Towns of the Eastern Vermont Gateway Region
White River Junction
Vermont Events in September
Ranger-guided Mansion Tours 5/24/14 - 10/31/14
Ranger-led one-hour tours of the historic mansion, connecting with the story of the early development of environmental conservation in the USA. Numbers limited, please call for reservation. See website for many other special programs (many of them free). There is no charge for admission to the 555-acre National Park with its 20+ miles of hiking trails, open 365 days a year. Park at Billings Farm and Museum.
Collections Curiosities 9/5/14 - 9/5/14
From a silver spike driven into the Northern Pacific Railroad to the rare woodblock prints from travels to Japan, the Mansion is full of objects that tell the story of the Billings and Rockefeller families. Taking care of these artifacts is the work of the park’s curator. This one-hour program will explore the challenges and unusual related to preserving these national heirlooms. Reservations recommended. Call for more info. Please Park at the Billings Farm and Museum.
Future of the Forest 9/6/14 - 9/6/14
Join a ranger for a two-hour hike exploring the history and stewardship of the oldest professionally-managed forest in the United States. Visit unique parts of the park and visits stands with active forestry. Meet at Prosper Road trailhead, Woodstock. Moderate, three miles. Call for reservations and further information.
Gardens In Bloom 9/13/14 - 9/13/14
Explore the park’s colorful gardens on this short one-hour walk. More than beautiful scenery, this landscape reflects layers of careful design that are linked to the conservation movement in the 19th century. Park at Billings Farm and Museum. Call for reservations and further information.
Lost Big Trees 9/13/14 - 9/13/14
Americans are fascinated by the big trees of the West. But here in the East we have our own big trees: white pine, elm, hemlock, and the American chestnut. This 1½-hour program explores the history, ecology, and future of the big eastern trees.
5K Goes to the Dogs
Pre-register for $20 plus 20% off lodging rate for participants!
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