Posts filed under: Out-Doors

Out-Doors: Yellowstone in winter

Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor What makes America great? Our national parks! More than 400 properties, or “units,” dot every state, Washington, D.C. and several territories. My candidate for most spectacular...

Out-Doors: Natural beauty in improbable places

Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Palm Springs is best known for movie stars, golf courses, fancy resorts and shopping. In quantity! Yet a few weeks back this nature nerd found a...

Out-Doors: The best things in life are not necessarily things

Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Celebrate the holidays with gifts of the outdoors. Experiential gifts don’t need to be wrapped and outdoor equipment, given once, can be used for years or...

Out-Doors: Stick season

Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Guess what? Our mothers were right! Fresh air and exercise work wonders on mood and mental health. During this gray time of year, when daylight hours...

Out-Doors: What’s old and what’s new

Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor If fall is upon us then Indian summer can’t be far behind. Don’t put your summer play clothes away just yet. Here are some ideas for...

Out-Doors: Busy beavers

In early July, a waterfront poplar on Deer Point toppled into the lake, its 12-inch trunk gnawed to a point in a mere two nights. A few weeks later a...

Out-Doors: ‘Tis morel in the mind

Like six Little Red Riding Hoods—toting baskets, knives, bags, books and high hopes— we traipsed across the field to a copse of trees surrounding a giant elm stump. May is...

OutDoors: Recipe for surviving a warm, snowless winter

To those who hate cold and snow, I hope you enjoyed this winter! (And why, might I ask, do you live in Northern Vermont?) For others who pine for eight...

Out-Doors: Winter Triage

Look out the window: yesterday pelting rain, today bright sun, tomorrow snow. My crocuses poked up a few weeks ago. When the mercury dipped a few days later, John Rosenthal...

Gifts of the Out-Doors (mostly)

Celebrate the holidays with gifts of the outdoors. Make time and plans for fresh air, sunshine, snow or even rain. Exercise and fresh air will pay dividends throughout the year....

Stick season – get outdoors!

In November our desire for daylight collides with growing darkness that stretches to over nine hours each day. Clouds often hide the sun...

Town Link Trail- a dream coming true

Wearing rubber boots and carrying a map, Margaret Russell met me by Fortin’s Veggie Barn on Lake Road....

Out-Doors: Local victuals

By Elizabeth Bassett | The Charlotte News Hop aboard a metaphorical bike ride across Charlotte to gather local fixin’s for dinner, a 21st century hunter-gatherer experience. I pedal no farther...

Out-Doors: A pedaling day on the Island Line Trail

We started in Burlington’s New North End where there is plenty of on-street parking. Many roads that intersect North Avenue terminate at or near the bike path. Pack a lunch,...

Out-Doors: In the lazy, hazy days of August

August stretches before us with plenty of daylight and warmth. Here are some ideas to fill a month of lazy, hazy days ahead. But don’t wait—some of these outings have...