Vermont is home to hunter enthusiasts, to say the least. But nowadays, Vermont’s deer trackers are saying the process is becoming more of a challenge as property owners decide to close their land to hunting.
The Yankee Sportsman Classic returns to the Champlain Valley Expo January 19th – 21st!
Friday January 19th 12pm-6pm
Saturday January 20th 9am-6pm
Sunday January 21st 9am-4pm
Come enjoy three full days of outdoor fun and learning, with tons of great vendors and informational seminars there’s something for everyone.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Paid admission is good for all three days!
Children 3-12 years old $5
Children under 3 Free!
Hotels in both Vermont and New York are already gearing up for the solar eclipse coming April 8th.
This eclipse is a rare one — it will be the first total solar eclipse to directly hit the North Country in at least a millennium.
According to the Press Republican, a partial eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 brought more than 500 people to the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory in Tupper Lake and around 1,800 to the Wild Center, but tourism officials expect visitation on April 8 to eclipse that figure many times over.
Mark Breen, Senior Meteorologist and Planetarium Director at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, told Vermont Public that “the path will basically cover all of the Adirondacks and St. Lawrence Valley, and in Vermont, the top of the area will be around Montreal, and the lower part of the area will run near Middlebury, Montpelier, St. Johnsbury and Bethlehem, New Hampshire.”
Construction on the walk-bike bridge known as the East-West Crossing in South Burlington is expected to start at the end of 2024, city leaders say, with a target opening two years later.
The $14.5 million project, which would see a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians stretch over Interstate 89, has been in development for years now and aims to address one of the riskiest tracts of road in the state. Read more courtesy of Leah Golding, Community News Service:
The Stowe Area Association (SAA) reported that during the three-week foliage season, there was a record-setting occupancy rate! This was reported during the annual Fall Member Meeting on October 26, 2023 in partnership with Stowe Mountain Resort.
A couple decides to make the most of their wedding dresses by hiking to the top of Camel’s Hump in them and getting married.
After many hours of frantic searching, a two-year old was found sleeping in the woods with her family’s two dogs. Whew!
Some leaf-peepers have already seen the most brilliant colors. Several areas around Franklin and Essex County, New York will be near peak foliage this weekend!
COURTNEY LAMDIN for Seven Days
Published May 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
The founders of Whetstone Beer in Brattleboro have always been fond of public parks. For the brewery’s 10th anniversary last summer, the company rebranded with a motif that mimics the iconic national park travel posters that were created during the New Deal era to ramp up tourism.
It’s only fitting, then, that Whetstone’s newest project honors the natural spaces in its own backyard. The company plans to brew two limited-edition beers each year that are inspired by Vermont state parks. Dubbed Pints for Parks and launched this month, the project will funnel $1 from every draft beer or four-pack sold to Vermont Parks Forever, a nonprofit that fundraises for park improvements and provides free visitor passes to underserved communities.
Brad Ryan and his grandmother Joy Ryan set out on a journey to visit all 63 national parks seven and a half years ago.
This week they completed their goal when they arrived at the National Park of American Samoa.
“The National Park of American Samoa is the only U.S. national park south of the equator and our most remote park,” Ryan posted on the Grandma Joy’s Road Trip Instagram page created to document their travels. “It was a long road to get here, but we couldn’t have chosen a more epic place to conclude this epic chapter of Grandma Joy’s Road Trip!”