Town Park Directory
Aside from the water access, the park offers a playground, picnic tables, a sand volleyball court, and lots of mowed fields to play in. The Town also installed a tennis and basketball court in the summer of 2021. Restrooms are also available throughout the summer months. Cohen Park is located on Maquam Shore Road, about ¼ mile north of Lower Newton Road. Bring the whole family, stay for an hour or the day, get outside and enjoy this beautiful park and one of Vermont's greatest treasures, Lake Champlain. Don't forget the sunscreen and water shoes (the beach is shale)!
The park has two softball fields, a pavilion, basketball courts, a playground, and much more. It is also the host of many of our community events, including our weekly farmers market and concert series, which takes place every summer.
Open to the public for walking, hiking, and biking, the Town Forest is 162 acres of unfragmented forest. Located on Forest Drive, just off of French Hill Road, the Forest is equipped with trailhead parking. Users can access a series of crisscrossing trails and enjoy the scenic beaver pond.
Over the past few years, the Town has worked to increase trail access and recreational opportunities in the Forest. To view a map of the Town Forest, click here.
The Town of St. Albans is working in partnership with Audubon Vermont and the Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation by providing the Town Forest as a demonstration and testing site for Migratory Songbird habitat enhancement. The project Foresters for the Birds helps landowners support healthy forests through enhanced wildlife habitat and timber management. The birds protected by this project include Black-throated Blue Warbler, Eastern Wood Peewee, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Wood thrush, and Veery. To learn more about the project, contact Franklin County Forester Nancy Patch.