The Muckross Quest

Springfield, VT
Difficulty: Easy
Special Features: Natural
Walking Conditions: Pavement
Duration: 1:00
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Compass


This Quest was written in 2017 by the 5th grade class at the Union Street School at the new Muckross State Park. Over the course of several field trips, students applied their knowledge of the Earth’s “spheres” and the food web at Muckross State Park.


From I-91, take Exit 7 towards Springfield. Continue 2 miles, then turn sharply right on Paddock Rd. Turn right again before the bridge on Perley Gordon Rd and pull off to park along the side of the road.
From here, walk across the bridge. You will see a white house with a kiosk sign for Muckross State Park. Our Quest begins here.

At this time, parking is limited on Perley Gordon Rd, and the road up through the park is closed. Additional parking is available at the trailhead at Nortrax or at the Park & Ride, although this requires an extra mile of walking. The park hopes to develop a small parking area by Fall 2017.

Clues and Map

Click here to view/print the clues and map for this quest.