The Park is open Memorial Day until Labor Day, but may be used year round for outdoor activities like hiking and nordic skiing. The park has some nice trails which include views of Algiers Village, and the Connecticut river. Their is also a trail that meanders to the Broad Brook, but this trail is very steep, so consider yourself warned! The park also has a great play area that includes a disc golf net, a back stop for wiffle ball or kick ball, a net for playing badminton or volleyball, and picnic tables and grills for having a nice lunch with the family.
The Guilford Recreation Commission collaborated with Craig Whipple, the Director of VT State Forests, Parks and Recreation to draft a Memorandum of Understanding, to enable free day usage of Fort Dummer State park by Guilford residents. Even though access to the entrance of the park is in Brattleboro, many people do not realize that most of Fort Dummer State Park is located in Guilford, which is the main reason why the Recreation Commission was interested in promoting its usage by Guilford residents.
How do you get a free day use pass to the park?
Guilford residents can pick up a free day pass at the Guilford Town Office by showing ID that proves you are a resident of Guilford. Once you have a pass, simply present it upon arrival to Fort Dummer, and you and your family can use the park for free. Keep the card in your wallet or car and use the park when you want. The total dollar amount (of $3/person) will be deducted from the Recreation Commission’s budget and paid to Fort Dummer at the end of each season.