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Forest Festival Information

Vermont’s National Park!

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is dedicated to interpreting the history of conservation stewardship. The 555-acre park includes the Mount Tom Forest, one of the oldest continuously managed woodlands in the United States.  Working with its many partners, the park continues the tradition of sustainable forest management and demonstrates contemporary stewardship practices.  The park also includes the historic Marsh-Billings Mansion with an outstanding collection of Hudson River School landscape paintings, and over 20 miles of historic carriage roads and trails.  Visit www.nps.gov/mabi to learn more.

Something for everyone!

Explore your park in its fall glory while exploring forest history, ecology and art. Horse drawn wagon rides, woodworking and portable sawmill demonstrations, hikes with foresters, wood crafts for kids, and more!

A listing of all 2016 Forest Festival activities will be available here in the coming months.  

Download our event poster here: fest poster

A history of Forest stewardship and management

Explore the history and stewardship of the oldest professionally managed forest in the United States. See  unique parts of the park and visit recent forestry projects.  Discover the Park’s diverse forest communities and history etched in the land. This is the only National Park that sustainably manages timber. Learn how the park chooses trees to harvest and where they go.