Here’s a reminder to mark Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, on your calendar as ‘Vermont Days’ for 2007. 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 the Vermont Historical Society Museum will be open at no charge.
“June 9 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.”
“Fishing Festivals’ will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the 9h at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle and the Bennington Fish Culture Station in Bennington. Designed especially for youngsters, these events offer instruction on basic fishing techniques, but they also are a unique opportunity for kids to catch trout in a pond on the property.
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 Fishing Guide Map to find out more about Vermont’s great fishing opportunities and to plan your fishing trip. You can also email them (firstname.lastname@example.org) or discover more information from their website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).
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. This year more activities and special events have been added, including live music, Vermont dairy products, and artist demonstrations and performances — all at selected state parks and state-owned historic sites. Locations and events are open and free for everyone – both residents and nonresidents. Check for details on this weekend and for information on Vermont’s fishing, state parks, and historic sites at www.vermontdays.vermont.gov.
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.