Secrets of Mount Philo: A Guide to the History of Vermont's First State Park
by Judy Chaves
Mount Philo State Park is Vermont’s oldest state park, and one of its most popular. What many don’t realize is that the mountain’s history is every bit as remarkable as its natural beauty: It is the landscape history of Vermont (and much of the Northeast) in miniature.
Secrets of Mount Philo guides you to more than 30 historic sites in the park, detailing what’s there and placing it within the context of the park’s, state’s, and region’s landscape history. An essential guide to throw in your backpack whether you’re new to the park or know it like the back of your hand. Surprises (and fun) lie in store!
Purchase the book online, at our museum stores in Montpelier or Barre, or at select booksellers in Vermont.
Book Launch & Guided Hikes
Saturday, August 18
Hikes at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm
Reception 3:00-4:00 pm
Mt Philo State Park, Charlotte, VT
Join author Judy Chaves for a guided history hike up the mountain and explore some of the amazing sites and stories you never knew about this majestic peak. The hike will take approxmately 2 hours along the park road and is considered of moderate difficulty. Hikes are FREE but limited to 20 people each, pre-registration is required (see below). Park day use fees may apply.
Everyone is invited to join us at the summit lodge at 3:00 pm for a book signing & reception with light refreshments to celebrate its launch.