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Emerald Lake State Park

U.s 7, North Dorset, Dorset, VT
+1 802-409-7579
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Small well kept state park. No motor boats allowed. Easy to park and have a quiet picnic with the... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
DrPapo
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Spain
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Great Lake but paths poorly marked

Beautiful location but hiking is not well marked. We got lost after an hour as the markings just... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Simon T
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“picnic tables” (5 reviews)
“paddle boats” (5 reviews)
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U.s 7, North Dorset, Dorset, VT
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Small well kept state park. No motor boats allowed. Easy to park and have a quiet picnic with the kids and grandkids

Thank DrPapo
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location but hiking is not well marked. We got lost after an hour as the markings just stopped on the upper trail.

Thank Simon T
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

great place for family camping and swimming , love it here but it is a hike to to the lake from the campgrounds we just drove down

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Plenty to do at the campground/state park - lake beach, water sports, hiking. Close to many wonderful Vermont activities in and around Manchester, VT. Lean-to's make camping a little easier and rain less problematic. Family and pet friendly.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Came across this little gem on our recent trip through New England. Nothing fancy, but very enjoyable. More than reasonable rates, nice and quiet. Yes, Rt. 7 runs nearby and you can hear it...but it is situated away from most other built up areas. The...More

1  Thank Matt M
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I've been coming here since I was two years old. Honestly, it hasn't seemed to change that much over the decades. Come lakeside and rent a kayak, row or paddle boat (affordably) and enjoy a picnic lunch at the many tables throughout. The setting is...More

1  Thank helenrotante
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lake near both Manchester and Dorset. We went off season so it was cold but still glad we stopped! We saw paddle boats for the warm months. There's a sandy beach, shallow water great for kids to play on, an island, and beauty. Bathrooms...More

1  Thank Leah M
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a mid-size state park near Manchester, Vermont. It has a nice lake which you can walk around and some other trails as well. It can be scenic in the fall. It does have a beach and swimming and canoeing in the summer time.

1  Thank miclyn64
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I went here and stayed for 2 nights for a wedding in October. Yes...wedding camping. This means that we rough it like we're camping...then we get dressed all fancy and leave the camp ground, then come back and get back to basics. It's always an...More

1  Thank KRiSTeN R
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Spent a weekend (a cold weekend) at Emerald Lake tent camping. Sites were large and had a picnic table and fire pit in good condition. The fire pit had a nice, workable cooking grate. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Rangers we met were very...More

1  Thank bw1000Bostonarea
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LaxmomNewYork
5 November 2016|
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Response from Bill_G100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you will have to park at the gate before the parking lot and walk 1/4 mile or so to get to the trails - we did it yesterday!
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