Camping at Green Mountain Park

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When my oldest sister visited during Christmas we wanted to take her camping at Green Mountain Park but they were closed for the Winter, and we ended up camping by the lake instead. This place used to be for members only, but now it is opened to the public.  It was a long weekend and we got there on Friday and came home on Sunday. We parked in the downtown area with creek on the side and behind.

My dad and sister really liked this place.  It is still very woodsy and close to home.

The nature trail is a short cut to the general store, otherwise we would have to take the hilly road.

Photo from left to right, Max, Bo, Lee and my sister. It was a nice surprise when we saw the small waterfalls, Max loved it.

The cabins by the lake are for rent.

We saw a snake by the creek, Lee almost stepped on it.

I do love the scenery of this cabin.

I wonder if this is the same size as our house in Thailand.  My dad and sisters built it themselves and it seemed small but plenty big enough for the ten of us.

Some of these cabins are for sale, and some are rental for members and their families only.

We spent a lot of time walking, sight seeing and it’s mostly uphill.

We never did find out what’s inside the cave, and after we saw the snake earlier we didn’t want to encounter one or a few in the dark.

I have never seen a camper like this before, a pop up on top of a camper.

After seeing the snake, I didn’t think tent camping is such a good idea.

Lee purchased a birdhouse at the general store for a souvenir.

And my sister got her a wind-charm.

Transportation of choice at the campground is a golf cart.

This one seems out of place.

Lee got a piggy back ride.

There are several spots that we like to go back and stay, and this is one of them.

We had a nice time, and I didn’t get to take any food photo since I had to help prepare the foods. Perhaps better luck next time.

All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
The video clips were shot with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

6 thoughts on “Camping at Green Mountain Park

  1. I watched the video, Nye, and it was very good indeed. I especially liked the waterfalls–and hearing Lee’s southern accent! That trail looks inviting, too. I hope you get to spend lots of time there in the summer.

    The cabins nestled in the woods overlooking the ravine are wonderful. My parents loved to travel in their RV, and I can understand the appeal, but I’m pretty much a tent camper myself. One memorable vacation on Manitou Island we dispensed with the tent altogether and just slept in our sleeping bags on the ground. The stars were wonderful. No snakes. 🙂

    • Gerry, I think it will be a busy place in the Summer and the people are so friendly that we don’t feel like we stick out like a sore thumb even though we were the only Asian family camping. Lee will enjoy the swimming pool in the Summer and maybe my niece will get to go with us this time. We could bring our tent in the Summer, I’m sure Max would like sleeping in a tent, looking at stars. 🙂

      The video took a lot of editing, and also adjusting the volume of the music low enough at certain section of the video to hear more nature sounds. I didn’t realize Lee has such a strong Southern accent. I brought my tripod with me, and only get to use it in the last part of the video at the camper. I enjoy making the video and this one is a bit long. I figure if no one else will, at least my sisters in NYC will watch the whole video. 🙂

  2. That snake encounter is scary! I guess as long as you don’t bother them they won’t bother you. But do watch your step.

    Horror movies always make the cabin in the woods a bad idea, but I find this little cabin to be very cute & cozy. It would be nice to live there with a little garden and fresh water creek too.

    • cn, Lee was in the creek behind the camper on Friday and she thought she saw a yellow snake tail underneath the rock, she took of running, slipped and fell and hurt herself. She was shaking pretty bad, and later ran into the black snake in the video. She might have to wear rubber boots or a pair of waders the next time she’s in the creek. It’s woodsy so we have to keep an eye out for the snake, which I’m not a fan of.

      It’s a challenge living in a small space and could be the best alternative for many people. I saw one guy working in his garden, but not a lot going on since it is cooler up the mountain.

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