Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest is a national forest located in Vermont, a forest area typical of the New England/Acadian forests ecoregion. The forest supports a variety of wildlife, including beaver, moose, coyote, black bear, and white tailed deer. It also supports an abundant variety of bird species, such as wild turkey and ruffed grouse. The forest, being situated in Vermont's Green Mountains, has been referred to as the 'granite backbone' of the state.

The forest was established in 1932, as a result of uncontrolled overlogging, fire and flooding.[3] It consists of 399,151 acres (1,615.31 km2); and is the biggest contiguous land mass in the state. If Finger Lakes National Forest, which is managed as a unit of the Green Mountain National Forest, is included within it, GMNF is one of only two national forest northeast of the Pennsylvania-New Jersey barrier; the other being the White Mountain National Forest. Split into the southwest and central areas, GMNF has a total of eight wilderness areas. These were designated by Congress beginning with the Wilderness Act of 1964 to be areas off limits to mechanized gear down to and including bicycles.

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Bingo Brook
Branch Pond
Forest Road 71 - Somerset Airfield Rd
Forest Road 74 (George Aiken Wilderness Access Rd)
Grout Pond
Harmon Hill
Headwaters of the White River
Kelley Stand Road
Michigan Brook
Rochester CCC Camp
Romance Header
Somerset Airfield
Steammill Road
Stratton Mountain
Sugar Hill Reservior
Texas Falls
The Natural Turnpike
White Rocks National Recreation Area

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Map: Texas Falls

Map: Texas Falls

Texas Falls is a popular destination in the Green Mountain National Forest. Located in Hannock, VT off of Route 125 on Texas Falls Road, this day use area offers picnicking and views of the falls. Beyond the falls on Texas Falls Road, there are several spurs and open areas for camping, including many places along the Hancock Branch of the White River.