Vermont's Newest State Park Honors Late Couple

HUBBARDTON, Vt. - Vermont's newest state park in Hubbardton features a unique view of the Taconic Mountains.

It's part of the Appalachian Mountain chain.

The property originally belonged to Vermont couple Kit and Mickie Davidson since the 1960s.

Over the years, the couple developed footpaths through the hills, and it's been their wish for it to become a state park.

Sadly, Mickie passed away in 2012, but last September, Kit was able to see his donation completed.

He passed away shortly after.

"We are committed to managing it, essentially as Kit Davidson had managed it. It's been a public park for a long time, but this is a way to make it a public park forever," said Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks.

Taconic Mountains Ramble was able to open thanks to non-profit Vermont Parks Forever.

You can see the Japanese garden Kit made himself, plus explore over 400 acres of hiking trails on Mount Zion.

The park remains free to enter.

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