Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

March 20, 2019activities, Eat, food, maple, maple syrup. maple sugaring, Mud season, Spring, Windsor County

Eric and Sonja Withington are returning to their roots. Eric grew up sugaring with his uncle in his hometown of Barnard. Thousands of miles away in Austria, Sonja spent her childhood foraging fresh greens, flowers, berries, and herbs to create herbal teas, syrups, and home remedies with her family. Last year, the couple combined their … Read More

15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

February 13, 2019history, skiing, snow, winter

What’s your favorite ski area in Vermont?  Vermont is home to the best skiing in the East, offering plenty of alpine and Nordic options.  Whether you’re looking for a full resort experience or more of a homey, old-school vibe, Vermont has no shortage of terrain for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and riders. Skiing in … Read More

Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

January 31, 2019Green Mountain National Forest, Lost Ski Area, outdoors, Route 9, skiing, winter 8 Comments

Bill Beattie started skiing at Dutch Hill in the 1950s when he was seven years old. The Vermont ski area, which opened in 1944, featured a 570-foot vertical drop and was known as having some of the steepest terrain around. Located five miles from the Massachusetts border in the Heartwellville section of Readsboro, Dutch Hill … Read More

Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

December 26, 2018activities, Chittenden Reservoir, Green Mountain National Forest, outdoors, Rochester, Rutland County, Windsor County, winter

RJ Thompson wants more people to enjoy the outdoors. An avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and hiker, Thompson knows just how much Vermont has to offer. Now he wants to help make it easier to enjoy those kinds of outdoor activities by creating a Vermont backcountry hut system of four-season cabins across the state. Thompson, … Read More