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Stuck in Vermont: Camping at Grand Isle State Park During a Pandemic 

Episode 620

Published September 3, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | Updated September 4, 2020 at 10:34 a.m.

This summer, the pandemic delayed the opening of Vermont State Parks to late June. Sophie Quest had her camping plans at a cabin canceled due to the coronavirus. She tended to the gardens at Grand Isle State Park as a volunteer for 15 years and retired in 2017. Since 1979, Sophie has been camping at the park with her daughters, Eva being one of them. The two of them spent a Tuesday night in a lean-to called Hemlock to see how COVID-19 has changed the camping experience.

While some Vermont State Parks are only open through August, others remain open into October; check this schedule for more info. Grand Isle State Park is open through October 18.

For a flashback, watch this video from 2009 which shows Eva and Sophie camping at Grand Isle.

Music: Rondo Brothers, “Aquifer”& “Limoncello”

Shooting date: 8/25/20

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was supported by

New England Federal Credit Union


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Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed by millions. She appears every other Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

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