Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Snapshot: Vermont State Parks

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.

Last week, my husband and I enjoyed a lovely week camping in Vermont at three different state parks and visiting three quaint little towns (all towns in Vermont are quaint little towns!). You can check out my post on 3 Vermont Bookstores for a bookish recap, and watch for upcoming Weekend Cooking posts on the wonderful food we ate in Vermont.

But here are some highlights of the natural beauty we saw in Vermont state parks last week - the whole state is filled with gorgeous lakes, surrounded by forests and mountains, plus rivers and waterfalls. We went to Emerald Lake State Park, near Manchester, VT; Elmore State Park, near Stowe, VT (where I met up with an old college friend); and Coolidge State Park near Woodstock, VT. It's really a beautiful place!

Trees reflected in the water at Emerald Lake State Park, VT

Hiking around Emerald Lake

View of lovely lake at Emerald Lake State Park, VT

Sun through the green leaves at Emerald Lake State Park, VT
Me kayaking on Emerald Lake

From the beach at Elmore State Park (near Stowe, VT)

Geese parents & 3 goslings on Elmore Lake

Kayaking on Elmore Lake on a perfect summer day in VT
Tinker Brook Gorge, near Coolidge State Park, VT

Close-up of the falls at Tinker Brook Gorge

Our very quiet site at Coolidge State Park, VT - campground was empty!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend wherever you are!


  1. I'm so glad that you posted another Saturday Snapshot involving nature- even if it's not a part of the National Parks series (is it?)!

    All the hikes look like the perfect way to relax productively over the summer!

    Enjoy the rest of your week Sue!

    1. No, these are state parks...but the US has some amazing state parks as well as its national parks! Vermont is a beautiful state.

      Hope you are enjoying your trip, too!

  2. What a peaceful place to spend some time! Beautiful!

    1. That's what I love about camping vacations, Vicki - very peaceful and rejuvenating!

  3. How pretty! I need to go kayaking sometime. I've been canoeing, but never kayaking.

    1. We have a canoe, too, and we used to canoe all the time...but now we are totally hooked on kayaking! Hope you give it a try!