Posts filed under: Outdoors

If the gray days of November get you down, get outdoors! The National Mental Health Association (NAMI) finds that a one-hour walk, even in weak winter sun, can improve mental...
If you live in Charlotte, you have invasive plant species living around you. Honeysuckle, garlic mustard, buckthorn… Ah, buckthorn. That beautiful green that stands out in the forest understory this time of...
Eleven trees along State Park Road in Charlotte stand in the way of the projected route of the Town Link Trail, a key project of the Charlotte Trails Committee. Last Thursday,...
Do you ever hike in the Green Mountains? Have you noticed the well-maintained trails, steps, bridges, water bars, shelters and privies? Ever wondered how this happens? Meet the Green Mountain...
Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge Discovery Day...
As summer winds down, oodles of events and activities beckon us outdoors.If you are winsome about the waning garden season, consider a hands-on workshop at Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg....
Trails Committee member John Limanek sits on the new third bench that was installed on the Town Link Trail in the vineyard area. The bench provides another resting spot along the...
First some good news. The Island Line Bike Ferry is plying the Cut, 200 feet of open water between Mallet’s Bay and the open lake, allowing pedestrians and bicycles to...
Anglers returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their gear. Boat launch stewards with the Lake Champlain Basin...
Down the road apiece in Ferrisburg, ducks and rice grow in harmony. Boundbrook Farm sits at a low point where run-off collects. Along its route to Lewis Creek, the water floods rice paddies, leaving the farm with less phosphorus than when it...
I recently walked the Portuguese Coastal Camino from Porto, Portugal, to Santiago de Compostela, in the Spanish region of Galicia. Slowed by the weight of my pack, I strolled at...
New life is everywhere. Sometimes we have to slow down to see it: snow fleas bounding across the dirty-white canvas of melting snow or hepatica leaves peeking from beneath leaf...
The Nature Conservancy owns and manages the 365-acre Raven Ridge Natural Area, spanning the towns of Charlotte, Monkton, and Hinesburg....
Consider the pleasure of being on a Vermont trail: Long Trail, VAST, Catamount, Town Link Trail or Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge, Burlington Bike Path. There’s the beauty, relaxation, wildlife...
At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, which runs for 16 days each January as it has since 1906, big is on display. In exhibitions and competitions and for...
There’s not a ton of good news in the climate change conversation these days, but Vermont pops up frequently in discussions of carbon sequestration. What, you might ask, is carbon...
The French know how to honor their dead, and they have many to mourn. In 1914, France had a population of 40 million. By the end of the Great War,...
The Charlotte Trails Committee, with Jim Donovan leading the effort, is continuing work on a detailed layout of the portion of the Town Link Trail that lies along State Park...
Youth hunting started Saturday, November 2 and 3 was a great success for these great hunters. ...
In recent years sandhill cranes have been observed in Vermont. So, what’s the big deal? Well, among other things, sandhills (Antigone canadensis) are the oldest species of bird on earth;...