• Some areas in the Adirondacks could reach peak foliage before October

    Posted on in categories Hiking , Local , Travel & Adventure

    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!


  • Whetstone Beer Brews Pints for Vermont's State Parks

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Hiking , Local , Positive News

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    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.

  • 93-year-old woman and grandson complete journey to all 63 US national parks

    Posted on in categories Hiking , Positive News , Travel & Adventure
    Published 2:21 PM EDT, Sat May 20, 2023

    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!”

  • Man Summits Highest Peaks of England, Scotland and Wales with Fridge on his Back For Mental Health–WATCH

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    A man who attempted to summit the highest mountains in England, Scotland, and Wales to raise money for charity has now completed the challenge—with a refrigerator strapped to his back.

    The 38-year-old former soldier Michael Copeland conquered the three peaks challenge in just under 24 hours to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.


    He started with the Scottish peak Ben Nevis at 6:54 AM last Saturday before scaling Scafell Pike in the Lake District, and then Snowdon in Wales with just 10 minutes to spare.

    The daredevil had to overcome grueling weather conditions including heavy rain, snow, and 40mph winds. He ended up running downhill with the fridge from the summit of Snowdon to complete the challenge just in time.

    “The whole challenge felt like a movie with the changing weather conditions… 30-40mph winds as we were going up Snowdon so it almost felt like a grown adult was trying to push me over,” he said.


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