Welcome to the Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests!
The Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests, although separate forests share the same administrative headquarters in Rutland, Vermont. The forests’ combined land mass is over 416,000 acres spread throughout southwestern and southern Vermont, and the Finger Lakes region of New York State. These lands are managed by the USDA Forest Service and signify the multiple-use ethic through its role of providing ecological and science-based forestry stewardship, clean water, diverse vegetation, high-quality forest products, economic and educational contributions, and trail-based backcountry recreation.
The gathering site is located on Forest Road 10 in Mount Tabor. Participants will continue to arrive for the next couple of weeks, with the peak population during week of July 4 and could draw anywhere from 10,000-20,000 people. An event this size can have impacts on traffic, communities, local resources, residents and visitors. Local businesses can expect to see large numbers of Rainbow Family participants visiting stores, buying food and supplies along routes to the gathering site. Areas are expected to be very congested during that time. Click for more information