Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Greenwood Lodge and Campsites, Woodford, VT

Date of Stay:  Wednesday August 12 – Wednesday August 19, 2015 (7 nights)

Rate:  $241/week

Website:  Greenwood Lodge and Campsites
   311 Greenwood Drive (Enter at Prospect Mountain Ski Area)
   Woodford, VT 05201

Description:  Located in southern VT near NY and MA in the Green Mountains, this campground is set up much like a state park.  The main building is the office/home/hostel.  We were in site 24 (W/E 50A) next to T&D.  Verizon is a little weak here so we used the cg internet which was actually pretty good.  Gravel roads and sites with two fishing ponds and a larger mill pond with free use of canoes.  The hostel was busy since it’s close to the AT.  Some hiking trails in the cg and several others in the area.  In nearby Bennington, VT, there are several covered bridges.  Also the nearby small town of Wilmington is nice to check out.

Trash and Recycle:  Trash bins at the dump station and office and great recycle bins there too.  Please separate as they are labeled.

Activities:  We all enjoyed a ride over to Wilmington for some ice cream and then a ride in Bennington.  The AT crosses Route 9 nearby so we parked there and all walked a bit of the trail.  I hiked the Harmon Hill Trail with T&D which is actually a section of the AT.  It started off quite steep and there was a great view of Bennington from the summit.  After T&D left to go to the farm in PA, I hiked the easier Little Pond Trail.  It utilizes an old Forest Road to end at Little Pond.  I had noticed another truck in the parking lot so I was expecting to see someone else along the trail.  When I arrived at the pond, I found them.  They had camped overnight at the end of the trail.  It was a man and woman in their mid 20’s.  She was naked except for her sunglasses and knit cap.  She didn’t bother to hide or put clothes on as I approached.  Rather, she packed her bag and carried on a conversation with me as if nothing was out of the ordinary.  (No pictures but I can’t quite erase the mental image of her bending over to pick up her things… ugh!)  The man had on his wool pants and t-shirt and apparently, I was the only one who was uncomfortable with this.  Oh well, it takes all kinds.

Relaxing on a nice sized site 24  On site 24 next to T&D
On site 24 next to T&D
Office/Home/Hostel at Greenwood Lodge and Campsites  Lounge area for the Hostel
Office/Home/Hostel                                 Lounge area inside the building

D&T on the Harmon Hill Trail  Appalachian Trail info boards on Harmon Hill  Tricia on the AT section of the Harmon Hill Trail
Along the Harmon Hill Trail
Summit of Harmon Hill over looking Bennington VT  Over looking Bennington VT
View from the Summit of Harmon Hill

Muddy  Nice walk in the woods  Splash
Very muddy path on Little Pond Trail
Painted rock on the gravel road to Little Pond Trail  Snowmobile trails under the power lines on Little Pond Trail
Along the way to Little Pond
Little Pond  Little Pond
Little Pond

Mill Pond with free canoes  Nice back yard for this house
Free canoe use on the Mill Pond in the campground
Small Mill House  Paddling the Mill Pond
I just had to get out on the water


  1. Ohhh My! :)
    Some interesting lifestyles we see in our travels :)

  2. Ohhh My! :)
    Some interesting lifestyles we see in our travels :)