Vermont Days Offer Free Fishing and Free Access to State Parks and Historic Sites

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All Vermont State Park day areas, state-owned historic sites and the Vermont History Museum will be open at no charge all weekend, June 9-10.

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Vermont Days offer an opportunity to explore our state’s outstanding variety of recreation, culture and history.

Vermonters and visitors can enjoy a free sample of Vermont’s fishing, state parks, and historic sites, including the new interactive exhibit at the President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site, during the annual Vermont Days weekend celebration June 9-10.

“Vermont Days offer an opportunity to explore our state’s outstanding variety of recreation, culture and history,” said Governor Peter Shumlin. “The event also showcases Vermont’s strong sense of community and the deep appreciation Vermonters share for this wonderful place we call home.”

All Vermont State Park day areas, state-owned historic sites and the Vermont History Museum will be open at no charge all weekend. Saturday, June 9 is free fishing day – the one day of the year when residents and non-residents may fish without a license.

Vermont Day events include:

“More Than Two Words”: The Life & Legacy of Calvin Coolidge
Saturday, June 9; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
How did a boy from rural Plymouth Notch, Vermont become President of the United States? This new interactive exhibit created by an internationally renowned team appeals to visitors of all ages. Join Governor Peter Shumlin, Coolidge family members and “Silent Cal” reenactor Jim Cooke. Enjoy children’s activities, wagon rides, chicken barbecue, music and more.

Let’s Go Fishing Clinic
Saturday, June 9; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Branbury State Park
Enjoy family time learning about fishing and aquatic resources through hands-on activities. Admission to the park and the clinic are free. Fishing equipment provided. Certificates awarded to all participants.

Storywalk: The Lorax
Available during park hours at Silver Lake, Mt. Philo, Button Bay, Knight Point and Elmore State Parks
It’s a book! It’s a hike! Wait, it’s both! Pages of the Dr. Suess favorite, The Lorax are laid out on a trail inviting park visitors to follow the story while walking along the path.

Green Mountain Brass Band
Sunday, June 10; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Waterbury Center State Park
Bring a picnic, family and friends. Sit lakeside amidst the beautiful green mountains and enjoy the rousing music of the Green Mountain Brass Band. A park favorite, the Brass Band is a traditional band comprised of 20 brass and percussion musicians who play a variety of traditional and contemporary music, classics, show tunes, pop, jazz, rock and of course, marches.

For more information, please visit http://www.vermontdays.com.

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