Outdoors

  • What Makes Vermont Weird?
    What Makes Vermont Weird?

    Chad Abramovich loves to explore the weird side of Vermont. He’s passionate about photographing abandoned buildings, learning every last detail about mysterious legends, and sharing strange tales that highlight obscure places. Abramovich, who publishes a blog, obscurevermont.com, and shares photos on his Instagram account, The Tyranny...

  • Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester
    Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester

    Tubing the Battenkill River and hiking trails in Manchester Vermont are ideal ways to enjoy summer in the Green Mountains. It’s been 137 years since Manchester first promoted itself as a summer destination. In 1883, Franklin Orvis, owner of the Equinox House (now Equinox Resort), marketed...

  • Where to Explore the Vermont Outdoors This Summer
    Where to Explore the Vermont Outdoors This Summer

    Tara Schatz is staying put in Vermont this summer to explore the outdoors. That suits Schatz just fine as she feels ultimately at home when she’s outside. The Bennington resident is an avid hiker, camper, and outdoor enthusiast who writes about her adventures on her blog, Back...

  • What Camping at Vermont State Parks Looks Like This Year
    What Camping at Vermont State Parks Looks Like This Year

    Vermont’s 55 state parks are open for the season, including 36 campgrounds ready to welcome overnight visitors. This year, Vermont State Parks are not offering boat rentals or opening its concession stands. The parks suspended rentals of cabins and cottages this year, and picnic tables have been...

  • Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions
    Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions

    Memorial Day Weekend is considered the traditional start of Vermont's hiking season. That’s still pretty much the case. But in the era of COVID-19, hikers are being asked to remain flexible and take extra precautions to protect public health and the public value of Vermont’s...

  • Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future
    Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future

    The winters are long at Prospect Mountain Ski Area. That’s because Prospect Mountain, located off Route 9 in Woodford, has elevation in its favor. The rugged, small town of Woodford in Bennington County has the highest elevation of any Vermont community. At Prospect Mountain, the base...

  • Nostalgia and Community Spirit at Northeast Slopes in East Corinth
    Nostalgia and Community Spirit at Northeast Slopes in East Corinth

    Northeast Slopes takes pride in what hasn’t changed since the ski area opened 84 years ago. Northeast Slopes, located along Route 25 in East Corinth, got its start after a handshake agreement between a ski club president and a local farmer. When the ski area opened...

  • Happy Vermonters: Angus McCusker Finds Peace and Community in the Backcountry
    Happy Vermonters: Angus McCusker Finds Peace and Community in the Backcountry

    Deep in the woods of Brandon Gap, Angus McCusker skis the backcountry and feels right at home. McCusker, a co-founder and executive director of the Rochester & Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA), skis over 100 days a year. Many of those days are spent in the...

  • 6 Vermont Town Forests to Explore this Fall
    6 Vermont Town Forests to Explore this Fall

    Fall hiking in Vermont isn’t just about climbing 4,000-foot peaks. Hiking in Vermont town forests is another way to enjoy the outdoors during fall foliage season. Vermont towns have a long and proud tradition of owning and managing forests for public benefit. The tradition of towns...

  • Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years
    Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years

    -Kingdom Trails mountain biking features more than 100 miles of singletrack on private land. John Worth started selling mountain bikes at East Burke Sports to earn extra cash in the summer. There was just one problem—there was nowhere to ride. Worth, who opened East Burke Sports in 1988...