Vermont Camping: July 2013 Edition

Vermont Balloon and Craft Festival

Just a short couple of days in Vermont on our last trip but we made the most of it while we could. We stayed at Elise’s favorite state park, Mount Philo, again and lucked out with the weather the whole weekend.

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Camping at Little River State Park

— I can’t recommend this park enough. It’s absolutely beautiful, there are plenty of sites that are right on the water, big sites, small sites, travel sites and even a few options for cabins. The bathrooms were beautiful (anyone who has stayed at a campground knows with sketchy showers know this is important). And best of all? It’s a 10 minute drive to Waterbury which means easy access to The Alchemist, Prohibition Pig, Blackback Pub, and Hen of the Wood. Plus there’s a a little gas station/greasy spoon/beverage center right there called Crossroads Beverage Center that had some killer breakfast sandwiches. Much needed after a long night of drinking. Cost was very reasonable at about $20 a night, much cheaper than any of the hotels or bed and breakfasts in the area. For anyone looking to make the trip to Waterbury when it starts to warm up again, I don’t hesitate to suggest staying here.


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Quick Swim at Niquette Bay

– The cool thing about the day passes at Vermont parks is that they’re good for every park in the state. Since we were staying the week, and there wasn’t any swimming at Mt. Philo, we made our way over to Niquette Bay. There’s a little bit of a walk through the forest to get to the beach itself but it’s worth it. The perfect place to take the pooch for a swim since it’s relatively shallow pretty far out into the water. This reminded me a lot of Log Bay on lake George.

A few brews and a few hours of sun later and we were heading back to our campsite at Mt. Philo.