Vacation, you spend weeks, sometimes months planning it so when it arrives you hope that all your hard work has paid off. I spend a lot of time planning ensuring there is enough to do to keep us entertained as well as get some relaxation time in, without spending a fortune. I may be a little obsessive when planning, to make sure we get the most out of our trips. As we started our Vermont vacation I hoped I met my families expectations.
We started out by driving through the beautiful Green Mountain State to Lake Bomaseen State Park just a few minutes west of Rutland. The drive was absolutely beautiful, through the rolling hills and fields of Vermont. The State Park itself is well maintained, clean, nice facilities and spacious sites and lean-to's, some of them overlooking spectacular Lake Bomoseen. Our site was a premium one meaning it is one of most popular and we could see why. It was flat, spacious, semi private and had a small view of the lake. There was also a short path down to the water.
After setting up our site for the week we took a walk over to the beach. The beach area is relaxing with a sandy beach and large grassy area.
There is a new playground with a really cool jungle gym, which my daughter loved and would have stayed there all week if we let her.
The water is clean with a sandy bottom. We spent many hours swimming, laying in the grass and playing on the playground. There is also a small snack bar and canoe and peddle boat rentals.
After relexing at the beach we headed back to our site we set up for dinner. Dinner can be a challenge as I don't like a lot of work or dishes while camping. Chicken quesadillas are always a hit and super easy to make. Using a large piece tinfoil I spray it with olive oil on it before putting the tortilla down. Covering the tortilla with precooked shredded chicken and shredded cheese then placing another tortilla on top. I wrap the tinfoil around the quesadilla place it on a grill over an open campfire for 3-5 minutes a side. Pair with your favorite toppings and sliced veggies and you have a perfect camping meal with little mess.
After dinner we took a stroll around the campground. The paved flat roads were perfect for my daughter to ride her bike on. Looking at all the sites we did not see a bad one. Some had more space than other or more scenic views.
A reminder that Vermont State Parks has no electricity, water or sewer on the sites. The evening ended with a beautiful sunset over the lake and a campfire for roasting marshmallows.