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Molly Stark State Park in Vermont was named for Molly Stark, who, among many actions, campaigned for smallpox vaccinations and nursed her husband’s troops. Her husband was a general in the American Revolutionary War, and he was best known for this rallying cry on the eve of a battle, “There are your enemies, the Red Coats and the Tories. They are ours, or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow!” Molly Stark was revered for her efforts to bring health care to Vermont and her contributions to the war, and many local landmarks, including a mountain, a highway, and cannon, are named for her.

The area that would later become Molly Stark State Park was logged and converted into farmlands in the 19th century. In the 1930s, individuals donated land, and the local Civilian Conservation Corps, as a part of the New Deal, replanted trees and built a couple of structures. Molly Stark State Park was officially established in 1960.

The closest town is Wilmington, about four miles west, which has a handful of charming shops and restaurants lining its main street. For more variety in shopping options, as well as access to emergency health care, Brattleboro is about 15 miles to the east. Jumpstart your perfect RV camping adventure and book an RV in Windham County, VT.

Getting Outdoors

Though the woods in Molly Stark State Park are comprised of young trees, only a few decades old, they tower overhead on leggy trunks. The delicate branches of aspens and birches reach out, forming a lacy canopy that leaks sunlight in dappled blotches on the forest floor. The ground is blanked by delicate ferns that curl, protecting the tiny woodland flowers beneath their fronds. The sole trail meanders some 1.7 miles to the fire lookout tower. The tower, no longer used by the state forestry department to watch for smoke or wildfire, is open to the public. The stairs, which are encased in steel girders, zig-zag its way up to the observation platform. Patient hikers are rewarded with sweeping views of the rolling, tree-clad mountains.

The Hogback Mountain Conservation Area, which snugs up against Molly Stark State Park, offers several miles of hiking trails, which links up with Molly Stark State Park’s sole trail. Most of these trails spider out, some descending into valleys while others ascend. One leads up to what Hogback Mountain Conservation Area is best known for: the “100-mile view” atop the Hogback Mountain. On a good, clear day, it’s said that hikers can see Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Wildlife runs rampant in these woods. In addition to the ubiquitous white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, and bobcats are common. Though actual sightings of these creatures are rarely reported, people often see scats and prints in the soft soil.

When winter rolls around, the fun doesn’t stop. The park is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Nearby towns have the necessary equipment available for rent.

A few miles to the north, Mount Snow near West Dover, VT, is a popular recreational park for many locals and out-of-town adventurers. In the summertime, the ski resort converts to a world-class mountain biking park. The ski lifts remain open, too, giving hikers, photographers, and other adventurers a lift to the top of the mountain. In wintertime, the ski resort boasts 86 unique runs ranging from easy to challenging. It’s also the first ski resort in the northeast to install high-speed lifts, which can transport skiers to the top in under seven minutes.

Camping at Molly Stark State Park

Many outdoor adventurers have the fantasy of waking up surrounded by nature, serenaded awake by the sound of birdsong. Skip enduring holey tents that let rain and bugs in by renting a camper instead. RV camp at Molly Stark State Park to fulfill this fantasy. Though it’s a small campground with only 23 RV sites, that means it’s also a quiet one. The dense underbrush, acting as a screen, adds to the illusion of remoteness and solitude.

Although there are no hookups, the restrooms have hot and cold water for campers to use, and coin-operated showers. The campground is open only between May and October. Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome here, so don't forget to bring Fido.

Exploring the Area

Chock full of history and old-world charm, exploring the small mountain towns of Vermont is practically a requirement for any visitor. Traveling from town to town is made more comfortable in a motorhome rental. In the downtown area of Wilmington, a statue of Molly Stark stands proudly. Country Store, which is reported to be the oldest continually-operating store in the state, was opened in 1836. It has operated as a candy store since the 1960s, selling fudge, cheese, chocolate, and syrup made by Vermont artisans and crafters.

Learn about the local native wildlife at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum in Marlboro. The museum displays one of the largest collections of native wildlife in the northeast, and it also boasts a large display of local minerals and gems.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Mount Olga Trail, VTMolly Stark State Park, VT
  • Hogback Mountain, VTPittsford, VT
  • Molly Stark Scenic Trail, VTGreen Mountain National Forest, VT
  • Deerfield Ridge Trail from Haystack to Mount Snow, VTGreen Mountain National Forest, VT
  • Mount Snow Ski Resort Trails, VTGreen Mountain National Forest, VT
  • Kelly Camp Trail, VTGreen Mountain National Forest, VT
  • Black Mountain Trail, VTBrattleboro, VT
  • Woodford Trail, VTGreen Mountain National Forest, VT
  • Dunbar Brook Trail, MANorth Adams, MA
  • Spruce Mountain Trail, VTStamford, VT