recreation

  • World-Class Ski Jumping at Harris Hill Competition in Brattleboro
    World-Class Ski Jumping at Harris Hill Competition in Brattleboro

    Updated Jan. 10, 2020 The Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition in Brattleboro represents a unique opportunity to witness future Olympic hopefuls up close in Vermont as they launch from the takeoff at speeds of 60 mph on a the Olympic-sized 90-meter jump. This year’s event on Feb....

  • Winter Recreation for All at Cochran’s Ski Area
    Winter Recreation for All at Cochran’s Ski Area

    Mickey and Ginny Cochran bought a home in Richmond, Vermont in 1961 so their family could ski. Not on the slopes of Stowe, Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, but rather in their own backyard. On the hillside behind their house, the couple carved out a...

  • A 100-Mile View from Hogback Mountain
    A 100-Mile View from Hogback Mountain

    The famous "100-Mile View" from Hogback Mountain in Marlboro is more than just a pretty place. When you stop at this popular scenic overlook on Route 9 (the Molly Stark Byway), you'll find gorgeous views of forested land and mountains in Vermont, Massachusetts and New...

  • Curtis Pond in Calais
    Curtis Pond in Calais

    Several years ago I came across Curtis Pond while driving aimlessly along the back roads of central Vermont. The pond, located in the tiny town of Calais, includes a public swimming area and access for kayaks and canoes. This week I stopped by the pond to...

  • Sledding at Casey's Hill in Underhill, Vermont

    Casey's Hill is a famous sledding hill in the Pleasant Valley area of Underhill, Vermont. The hill, which sits in the shadow of Mount Mansfield, has been a popular sledding destination for generations. On any given winter weekend, you'll find dozens of kids and families...