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Hiking

Woodstock is full of hiking trails, some linking right to the The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Your dogs are welcome to come with you on all our trails, but must be on a leash at all times. Pack out all your own trash, leaving nothing behind and do not start picnic fires on these trails.

Mount Peg trailhead is easily accessible from the Village Green. Trailhead starts with a steep incline through the woods but levels to a gentle series of trails. The vista at the summit includes Mt. Tom, Billings Farm and Museum, Pomfret Hills and Killington Mountain.


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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Contact person
Tim Maguire (+)

(802) 457-3368
(802) 457-3405
[email protected]

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he park is named for George Perkins Marsh, author of Man and Nature (1864) and one of the nation's first environmental thinkers. It is also named for Frederick Billings, a 19th-century lawyer and railroad entrepreneur who bought the property from the Marsh family and who was deeply influenced by Marsh's conservation thinking. Billings established a progressive dairy farm and professionally managed forest on the property. His granddaughter Mary French Rockefeller and her husband Laurance Spelman Rockefeller sustained Billings' practices in forestry and farming during the latter half of the twentieth century. Continuing the property's agricultural legacy, the Billings Farm & Museum was opened in 1983 as an operating dairy farm and a living museum of Vermont's rural past. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, which includes the property's residential core and 550-acre forest, was created in 1992 as a gift to the American people by Mary and Laurance Rockefeller. Today the national historical park is an operating partner of the adjoining Billings Farm & Museum, and shares public parking and visitor orientation space at the Farm & Museum's visitor center.