Settled near the confluence of the scenic West River and Ball Mountain Brook in Southern Vermont, Jamaica has maintained the charm and character of old Vermont.
Recreation Activities In and Around Jamaica
HIKING – Jamaica State Park, located in the center of Jamaica Village, offers spectacular panoramic views and 780 acres of hiking trails. In addition the Long Trail, Appalachian Trail and Catamount Trail cross through the area.
BOATING & CANOEING – There are several pristine lakes and rivers offering many opportunities to the water enthusist.
FISHING – Jamaica has many rivers, brooks and streams that offer natural and stocked trout and salmon.
GOLF – Stratton, Glen Eagles and Tater are some of the most challenging courses in Southern Vermont.
BIRD WATCHING – Vermont lies in the pathway of the annual north-south bird migration. Its backyards and bogs, marshes and meadows, forests and fens are visited by over 180 species who breed here with many more just passing through.
CAMPING – Jamaica State Park, Winhall Campground and Green Mountain National Forest offer some of the best camping sites in the State if Vermont.
ALPINE SKIING – Bromley, Magic and Stratton Ski area surround Jamaica.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING and SNOWSHOEING – Viking CC Center, Wild Wings, Grafton Ponds and Stratton offer groomed parks and Jamaica State Park and Green Mountain National Forest provide natural trails.
SNOWMOBILING – Trails on private land are maintained by the Green Mountain Trail Blazers, the local snowmobiling club.
(information courtesy of Jamaica Community Council)