We have spent a bunch of weekends last year during the pandemic lockdowns and this summer in Vermont
We have camped from South to North at Fort Dummer, Mount Ascutney, Wilgus, Quechee Gorge and Silver Lake. I thought I would take a few minutes to review our experience. For starters the Vermont State Parks are very well managed and maintained. None of them have hookups but they all have nice Bathroom/Shower facilities and dump stations. One thing Vermont is not known for is cell service. I often joke that we are going to Cell Free Vermont! This is not an all inclusive list. Just the spots we have been to so far.
Fort Dummer is right outside of Brattleboro has many big sites that can easily fit LEII's. There are three nice hikes in the campground. One to see the sunrise, one to see the sunset and one steep trail that goes down to river. The campground is also the site of an old slate quarry. Brattleboro is a quaint little town with a few shops and restaurants.
Is located at the Base of Mount Ascutney in Windsor, Vermont. The hike to the top is very steep and long but there are 2 parking lots on the way up so you park and hike halfway or park almost at the summit. The summit has a lookout tower with unbelievable views.
Wilgus is only a few miles from Mount Ascutney. It is right on the Connecticut River with a boat launch for Canoes and Kayaks. It is pretty small with only 15 Tent/RV sites and you need to be careful when selecting a site because some of the sites have the firepit on the wrong side for RV camping. Sorry I do not have a list of those sites. We camped on Site T01 and it was perfect.
Quechee State park is just a gem it is located just outside of Woodstock Vermont, another quaint Vermont village. All the sites are very nice with most of them big and easily able to hold LEII's The bathroom facilities are very nice. The campground is located at the Quechee gorge with a nice trail down to the gorge. (Steep coming back home). The gorge is perfect for a day of picnicking and swimming.
Silver Lake is just about 20 minutes from Quechee. In Barnard, VT. The lake is beautiful and has a great beach area. They rent paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. The fishing in the lake is terrific with large mouth bass and pike to catch. The campground has WiFi at the beach and near the gate/entrance. Don't forget to go to the Barnard Country Store it has ice cream and a great deli.