Thanks to Carroll S. Page, a past Governor of Vermont and the largest skin dealer in the world in the early 1900’s, Hyde Park became one of the major tanning centers in the country at that time. Chartered in 1781, it was named after Captain Jedediah Hyde. Today, the Town of Hyde Park covers an area of approximately 39 square miles with a population density of approximately 75.2 people per square mile.
Visitors once traveled by train to vacation in Hyde Park and enjoy the Lamoille River, four delightful New England seasons and views of Smugglers Notch and Mount Mansfield. The Governor’s House and the Fitch Hill, two historic Inns located in Hyde Park, still attract visitors from around the world.
Hyde Park residents and nature enthusiasts appreciate the natural beauty of the Green Mountain Reservoir State Park. The 653-acre Reservoir includes one of the longest stretches of undeveloped shorelines in Vermont. Hyde Park is home to the historic Hyde Park Opera House, Home of the Lamoille County Players, dedicated to providing high quality, affordable Performing Arts events for Hyde Park residents and visitors.
Lamoille County is the fastest growing region in Vermont. Hyde Park is the county seat. It boasts a fine-tuned infrastructure, highly-rated education establishments and unique opportunities for entrepreneurs. Hyde Park is family-oriented with a strong sense of community, as evidenced by the Hyde Park Community Circle, formed to enable Hyde Park residents and friends to think and act in a creative and cooperative spirit.
With nearby towns including Johnson, home to Johnson State College, Morristown, Home to the Community College of Vermont and Historic Stowe, Hyde Park offers incomparable opportunities, recreation, accommodations, shopping, dining, spas and entertainment for visitors, residents and residents to be.