June kicks off a summer long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the National Fish Hatchery System. As part of our celebration, we’ve created a series of road trip blogs that crisscross the country highlighting national fish hatcheries that are more than 100 years old!
Join us each week for Road Trip Tuesday as we take you on the Great American Hatchery Road Trip!
This week’s stop, Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery in Vermont.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery is a 35-acre facility located in the lush Green Mountains of Vermont. The hatchery was constructed in 1909 and over 100 years later, is still rearing landlocked Atlantic salmon. The hatchery also raises lake trout and brook trout for recreational fishing in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain and brook trout for Vermont’s anglers.
The National Fish Hatchery System has been improving recreational fishing and restoring aquatic species since 1872 (uhhhh, yeah that makes them 150 years old!) and yet, lots of folks might not even know that their grounds are often open to the public and entry is FREE! The wonderful thing about fish hatcheries is that they offer something for everyone in your group…no more disgruntled sighs from the backseat!