Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests Welcome Center

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About Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests Welcome Center

The Green Mountain National Forest in western Vermont and the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York State's Finger Lakes region are Vermont's and New York's only public, federally managed national forests. Both Forests offer extensive multi-use advantages to the public, providing ecological and science-based forestry stewardship, clean water, diverse vegetation, high-value, high-quality forest products, economical and educational contributions, and trail-based backcountry recreation.  The Welcome Center in Rutland offers Camping, Hiking, and trail info.