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Mills Riverside Park

Northern Green Mountains, Vermont

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  • The covered bridge serves as an entrance to the park.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Looking through a covered bridge window at the Mills River.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Three large fields at the entrance to the park are dedicated to Lauryn Ashley Stockdale.- Mills Riverside Park
  • A large pavilion can be reserved for large groups.- Mills Riverside Park
  • The logging road leads to several loop trails.- Mills Riverside Park
  • The pond at Mills Riverside Park.- Mills Riverside Park
  • There is a tenting area and gazebo directly adjacent to a sledding hill.- Mills Riverside Park
  • The Eagles Meadow Picnic area is a popular place for open air gatherings.- Mills Riverside Park
  • There is a firepit that can be used with a permit.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Tent platforms are available for formal groups.- Mills Riverside Park
  • One of the many trail junctions.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Hiking through Mills Riverside Park.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Trails weave through meadows and forests.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Benches are located along the trail.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Looking into the horse pasture on the northeast end of the park.- Mills Riverside Park
  • At the end of the logging road there is a wilderness area that is closed to the public.- Mills Riverside Park
  •  The trail can be quite muddy in places.- Mills Riverside Park
  • The off-leash dog area is in an open field.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Part of the off-leash dog area.- Mills Riverside Park
  • Mills Riverside Park.- Mills Riverside Park
  • The pond at Mills Riverside Park.- Mills Riverside Park
  • The Mills River near the entrance to the park.- Mills Riverside Park
  • - Mills Riverside Park
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Pros: 
Large area. Great views. Off-leash dog area. Accessible year round.
Cons: 
Never totally secluded.
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Region:
Northern Green Mountains, VT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Mills Riverside Park is a fantastic public park with an off-leash area for dogs, several trails, picnic shelters, athletic fields, and even a summer concert series. The park spans 216 acres of meadow and forested land with a scenic river bordering it on one side and spectacular views of Mount Mansfield found in the eastern portion of the park. The forested South Hill rises from the meadows to a wildlife habitat that is off limits. 

Purchased by the Jericho Underhill Land Trust in 1999, the park was given to the Jericho Underhill Park District, which owns and manages it today. The park is open to all forms of non-motorized recreation including nordic skiing, biking, horseback riding, and snowshoeing; however, these activities are permitted in open areas and pre-existing trails only.

All facilities are open to the public for non-exclusive use except during scheduled events or when they have been reserved for private use via special use permitting.

  • The Lauryn Ashley Stockale Memorial fields cover 9 acres. They are often reserved for local sports events, but they can be utilized any other time by the public.
  • The Wilson A. Bentley Pavilion is a post and beam pavilion with picnic tables, and it is a great shelter during passing storms.
  • The Eagles Meadow Picnic Area includes picnic tables, a gazebo, a fire pit (to be used by permit only), as well as a sledding hill. There are also tent platforms that can be reserved by school and scouting groups or other formal organizations. 

Mills Riverside Park is open from dawn to dusk, and permits for special use of facilities can be found here.

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