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Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Large area. Great views. Off-leash dog area. Accessible year round.

Cons

Never totally secluded.

Features

Picnic tables
Off-leash dog area
Covered picnic areas
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Northern Green Mountains, Vermont
Northern Green Mountains, Vermont

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