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Rossetti Natural Area (Thayers Beach)

  • 3.5

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Rossetti Natural Area (Thayers Beach)
Holy Cross Road
ColchesterVT

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: Free

Parking: Yes

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Rossetti Beach Natural Area is a 47-acre property located in Colchester, VT and features free access to over 1,280 feet of rare sandy beach on Lake Champlain. Formerly known as Thayers Beach, it is a popular sandy spot for both boaters and beachgoers.  Folks can also walk in along a quarter-mile trail following the emergency access road to the access bridge.  (The large parking lot can fill up on beautiful beach days.) In addition to the large sandy beach, the natural area preserves a button-bush wetland filtering the local stormwater. This state-significant natural area also protects critical habitat for two endangered plant species. 

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  • 4

Reviewed on 06/05/2018

The place that I am reviewing is Rosetti Beach. he's only lost it on there was no picnic tables at all.There was no filter plan that was a real bummer. there were tons and tons of peas to climb it was really fun I get the climbing about five stars. and I'm guessing especially mountain biking.There were tons of walking sticks to find I'd give that about 5 Stars to Stars
boohoo comments about this place is really good the favorite part was this and if you in the water lake Driftwood to my feelings about this place where I feel happy and free there is really great the good things are benefits about this place a walk after dinner after school facts and information about this place is there's lots of shade big logs to climb on a good place to swim. to The two drawbacks might trip and fall night be some zebra shells and water not sure.
Walker
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Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I gave place to eat a 4 stars: because I like that you can sit on a log, because you don't have to sit on a wired dirty bench. I gave field to play in a 2 star: because there is no field to play in. I like a nice big field to play in. I gave place to climb 1 star because there was no place to climb!! I think climbing is fun! I gave bike a 2 star: because there is no bike path. I also like to bike but I can't! I gave Restroom's a 1 star: because there is no Restroom's here. Some times when you need to go you can not go!! I gave rocks and sticks a 3 star: because yes there was rocks and sticks. Rocks and sticks are kind of boring. I recommend this place because it is relaxing!! Thinking hats:RED feelings:I feel happy and relaxed because I like the old Lake Champlain. White Hat: Facts and Information:The water is nice and calm and we are on top of the water.Yellow Good things or benefits:It is good that it is quiet. Black Hat Negatives or Drawbacks:There cold be a storm.
Tegan
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For kids by kids

  • 3

Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I went to Rossetti Beach. There are a lot of trees and drift wood to throw. There is a huge amount of rocks and especially sticks to collect. I was happy and joyful when I was at Rossetti Beach. I was happy when I was throwing drift wood. I was joyful when I was running on the sand of the beach. I liked the drift wood. I wish the skipping rocks were better. There was no where to eat and no field to play in. There are a bunch of trees so if you like to climb come here! I do not know if you can ride a bike there. There are no restrooms but there is a lake. If you like rocks and sticks to keep then come here. There is a beach to swim in and have fun. I recommend this place because there is a lake.
Henry
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For kids by kids

  • 5

Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I went to Rossetti Beach to explore. I recommend this place because you can swim after school. There is no bathroom and no picnic area but there is a long strip of beach. I do not know if you can bike I saw no bikers. There are lots and lots of sticks to collect and to throw into the lake. There are some fallen trees to climb on at the beach. There was a lake and you could swim. Overall comments: I recommend this place because it was fun to play on the beach. I felt happy and excited to be on the beach. The water was cold and a little wavey but it was nice. There is a trail and a beach at Rossetti Beach but there is some rules. The water is nice and the trails are shaded. One drawback is you could get wet.
Miles
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  • 4

Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I went to Rossetti Beach! A few good things about Rossetti Beach is there are logs to climb and loads of rocks and sticks to find and take home. The beach was narrow but long and we were unclear if you can bike or not. A few negative things were there are no picnic tables but there are loges to eat on. Also there are no bathrooms and there is not a field to play in. But another good thing is it is on the Lake Champlain so you can swim. My feelings about Rossetti are I love Rossetti beach because it makes me feel happy because it is small but big. Some information about Rossetti beach is it is a good place for kids it is on the lake so you can take a swim it is nice and calm and there is a ten minute path to the beach there is also a bridge. Good things about Rossetti beach are it is a really short walk to the beach also the beach is protected. A negative thing about the beach is there are no dogs allowed on the beach. I recommend Rossetti beach for a swim after school or to go for a dip in the summer.
Reesa
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  • 3

Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I went to Rossetti beach! We did not know if climbing was allowed. We did not know if biking was allowed. There is no field to play in if you don't count the beach. There were no bathrooms which isn't very good. There were loads of rocks and sticks to collect. Rossetti beach is on lake Champlain! I felt happy because it was a beautiful spot. Rossetti beach is on lake Champlain in Vermont. It has a beautiful view. You have to take a trail to the beach. It has a beautiful view, the sand is soft. There could be a longer path to the beach. I highly recommend this place for a walk in the evening or a swim in the summer.

Zander
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  • 4

Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I went to Rossetti Beach. It has no place to eat. There is no field but you can play on the beach. There are so many trees to climb on and rocks. you can find so many rocks and sticks to take home. There are no bathrooms and it was unclear if you could ride bikes. I felt happy and calm because there where no waves in the lake. It is on Lake Champlain. It was high tide. There were so many rocks and sticks to bring home or throw into the lake. There were not any picnic tables which was a negative. I would recommend this beach fro a good place to go swimming and go canoeing.
Parker
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  • 4

Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I went to the Rossetti beach to explore. At the Rossetti Beach there is not a picnic area and there is also not any restrooms. There is not a field to play in and biking is unclear. There are lots of logs to climb on down at the beach also there are a lot of rocks and sticks to find. There is a lake that you can swim. I felt happy because we got to explore the beach. The Rossetti Beach has a short trail. There is also a bridge that leads to the beach. Something that is fun is you can explore the beach it is really long. Something that is not fun is there is a lot of bugs. I recommend that you go to this place because most of Rossetti is a beach and because you can go there after school is done.
Danae
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Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I went to the Rossetti beach to explore. At the Rossetti Beach there is not a picnic area and there is also not any restrooms. There is not a field to play in and biking is unclear. There are lots of logs to climb on down at the beach also there are a lot of rocks and sticks to find. There is a lake that you can swim. I felt happy because we got to explore the beach. The Rossetti Beach has a short trail. There is also a bridge that leads to the beach. Something that is fun is you can explore the beach it is really long. Something that is not fun is there is a lot of bugs. I recommend that you go to this place because most of Rossetti is a beach and because you can go there after school is done.
Danae
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Reviewed on 06/05/2018

I visited Rossetti Beach to play. There are no picnic tables but you can eat on the beach and I like that you can eat on the beach. There is no field to play in and I like that. You can climb on fallen trees. I like that. There is not a place to bike. I think that is cool. There is no rest room. That is bad. You can collect rocks and sticks. I am okay with that. I recommend this place because there is a beach. I feel good because there is a lot of sticks rocks and fake bamboo. There is a beach that has a trail and a bridge that leads to a beach. I like this place because it is quiet,it is a sandy beach and that it has a lot of sticks. I do not like that there is cold water and that there is no chairs.
Clover
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