Kick Off Summer With Vermont Days


Mar 11, 2001
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Kick Off Summer With Vermont Days


Enjoy the Weekend on Us, June 14th and 15th

WATERBURY, VERMONT -- Here's a reminder to mark Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, on your calendar as "Vermont Days" for 2008. This is the weekend to celebrate the arrival of summer and enjoy a free sample of Vermont's excellent fishing, state parks and historic and cultural resources. All Vermont State Park day areas, state-owned historic sites, and theVermont Historical Society Museum will be open at no charge.

"June 14 is Vermont's 'Free Fishing Day' -- the one day in the year when residents and nonresidents may go fishing without having to purchase a fishing license," said Wayne Laroche, Commissioner of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. "It's a great opportunity to take the family fishing and create memories to last a lifetime."

The "Grand Isle Fishing Festival" will be held between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the 14h at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle. Designed especially for youngsters, this event offers instruction on basic fishing techniques, and it also offers a unique opportunity for kids to catch big trout in a pond next to the hatchery.

Vermont's 284 lakes and over 7,000 miles of clear streams offer the greatest variety of high quality fresh water fishing in the Northeast. Contact the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-0501 (Tel. 802-241-3700) for a copy of their "Guide to Hunting, Fishing & Trapping" to find out more about Vermont's great fishing opportunities and to plan your fishing trip. You can also email them ( or discover more information from their website (

Vermont Days is a great chance to gather with family and friends and discover a new part of Vermont, or reconnect with a favorite place you haven't visited in a while. Selected State Parks and State-owned Historic Sites will host activities and special events, including live music, free Vermont dairy products, and artist demonstrations and performances. Locations and events are open and free for everyone - both residents and nonresidents.

Free raffle tickets for a Father's Day grill will be given out at State Parks and Historic Sites on Sunday only.

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Vermont Days is a free statewide event celebrating Vermont's natural resources, history, and talent brought to you by the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Department, Division of Historic Preservation, Department of Tourism & Marketing, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, VT Arts Council, VT Information Centers, and many supportive state employees and volunteers.

Media Contact:
John Hall, F&W, 241-3700 /Craig Whipple, FP&R, 241-3663 / John Dumville, Hist., 828-3051 / Amy Cunningham, VT Historical Society, 479-8518/ Christine Werneke, CMO, 828-2999

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