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HALF MOON STATE PARK
LOCATION - From Hubbardton, go south 2 miles on Vermont 30, west 2 miles on Town Road, and south for IV2 miles. The park is located within Bomoseen State Forest and surrounds Half Moon Pond.
ACTIVITIES - The campground, open from mid-May through Labor Day, has 69 grassy campsites, including 10 lean-tos and a dump station. Go bass, perch, northern pike, and bullhead fishing and go boating with rentals in Half Moon Pond. No motors are permitted. Hike trails to High Pond, Glen Lake, or to Bomoseen State Park. Limited swimming is permitted.
Take a guided tour of Wilson Castle, 3Vi miles south of Proctor on West Proctor Road. The castle has 32 rooms and 84 stained glass windows, in addition to antiques and museum pieces. It's open daily, including Sundays, from 9:00-6:00 from late May through mid-October. For information, call 802-773-3284. Hike up 3,957-foot Pico Peak, 11 miles east of the castle on Vermont 4.
In Rutland, tour the Norman Rockwell Museum on U.S. 4, 2 miles east of the intersection of U.S. 4 and U.S. 7. The museum, open from 9:00-6:00 year-round, has over 2,000 reproductions of his work and all 323 of his Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. For information, call 802-773-6095.
Vermont's Marble Exhibit is in Proctor. Watch "Marble: The Sparkling Stone" and observe the marble sculptor. For information, call 802-459-3311, ext. 436.
The New England Maple Museum is on Vermont 7 in Pittsford. Watch live demonstrations ranging from candy making to wood bucket construction and sample different syrups at the tasting counter. It's closed January and February. For information, call 802-483-9414.
Half Moon State Park
RFD 1 Box 2730
Fair Haven, Vermont 05743