Mt. Philo State Park

5425 Mount Philo Road
Charlotte, VT - 05445

Type: Parks
(802) 425-2390
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Mt. Philo State Park, located in Charlotte, Vermont, is renowned as the state's oldest state park, established in 1924. This scenic park covers 237 acres and offers stunning panoramic views of the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains in New York. The park is a favorite destination for hikers, nature lovers, and families seeking a peaceful retreat with beautiful vistas.

The main attraction of Mt. Philo State Park is its hiking trail, which leads to the summit of Mt. Philo, standing at 968 feet. The trail is a moderate hike, making it accessible for most visitors, including families with children. At the top, hikers are rewarded with breathtaking views that are particularly spectacular during the fall foliage season. For those who prefer not to hike, there is also a road that leads to the summit, allowing easy access to the scenic overlook.

In addition to its hiking opportunities, Mt. Philo State Park offers a range of amenities for visitors. There are picnic areas with tables and grills, making it an ideal spot for a family picnic. The park also features a small campground with a limited number of sites for tent camping and a few lean-tos, providing a rustic overnight experience. The natural setting of the park is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, deer, and small mammals, offering plenty of opportunities for wildlife observation and photography.

Mt. Philo State Park is open seasonally from mid-May to mid-October, aligning with Vermont's warmer weather and peak outdoor activity periods. Whether you're seeking a rewarding hike, a scenic picnic spot, or a peaceful camping experience, Mt. Philo State Park offers a charming and accessible nature escape with some of the best views in the region.

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