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Dirt trail pump track opening in Bristol

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Saturday, June 16, the Bristol Recreation Club will hold a popsicle party to celebrate a new pump track at the town Recreation Field adjacent to Mount Abraham Union High School.

A pump track is a dirt trail on which mountain bikers roll up and over little hillocks and banked turns designed in such a way as to enable the rider to create momentum by pumping their body up and down and thus keep forward momentum with little pedaling.

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Movies in the Park return this summer

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The popular Movies in the Park After Dark series will return to the Bristol town green this summer.

Movies will be shown as soon as it is dark enough on Thursday evenings on the town park between July 5 and Aug. 2.

The Bristol Recreation Department will show film classics on a theater-size screen for a drive-in experience without the driving. On the schedule this year is:

•  July 5 – “National Treasure”

•  July 12 – “Beauty and the Beast”

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The Outside Story: Appreciating woodchucks

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Susan Shea



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The Outside Story: Mountain laurel is a hidden gem

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Laurie D. Morrissey



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If you were fortunate enough to grow up with freedom to roam outdoors, there are likely certain places that stick with you. For me, one of these places is a thicket of old mountain laurels that my brother and I hiked through on our way to an outcrop we called The Ledge. What I loved about them was how their shreddy, red-brown trunks forked and twisted, like trees in a fairy tale, or in the Haunted Forest on the way to Oz. In early summer, they held delicate pink and white flowers that were sticky to the touch — another sign that they were, if not enchanted, at least special.

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Vergennes to hold Junior Fishing Derby

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Junior Fishing Derby will be held Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, in the Vergennes Falls Basin. This year marks the 33rd time the event has come to Vergennes, and it won’t be just about casting a fishing line into Otter Creek. Music, food, seminars and an award ceremony will keep anglers busy over the course of the weekend.

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Forest walk set for June 9 at Rokeby

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — By 1830 hundreds of acres had been cleared on the Rokeby farm to make grazing land for Merino sheep. Now, almost 200 years later, nature has reclaimed much of this, but the subtle signs of human use still remain. To see those signs, Master naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill will lead a walk on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rokeby Museum.

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'Trophy trout' stocking program includes Otter Creek

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s “Trophy Trout” stocking program for 2018 includes eight river sections and 15 lakes and ponds receiving the two-year-old trout, some over 18 inches long.

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Get out and hike, but be prepared!

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Hiking is one of Vermont’s top summer tourism draws and the Green Mountain Club (GMC) estimates 200,000 people visit the Long Trail system each year. The official protectors and maintainers of the Long Trail, the 108-year-old Green Mountain Club is the premier Vermont hiking organization with numerous hiking guides and maps available to Vermonters and visitors alike.

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Roadside invasive pulling party set for June 2 in Lincoln

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — Food! Prizes! Exercise! Satisfaction! Please join the Lincoln Conservation Commission on Saturday, June 2, for a roadside invasive pulling party. Wild chervil and poison parsnip are two invasives that have taken up residence in Lincoln but are still limited enough in their distribution to eradicate.

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Watch for falcon nests while hiking

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend that hikers check to see if the area they plan to hike or climb is open. Several cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

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