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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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Bristol trail network expanding

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — If all goes well this summer the Bristol Trail Network (BTN) will more than double the number of its completed segments.

Not bad for a project that will celebrate its first birthday this June.

Two segments of the network have been completed so far.

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Students end their school experience with an epic hike

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — School. You get out of it what you put in, as they say. And at Ripton’s North Branch School, student effort isn’t just measured by the amount of time spent in the classroom or in front of a computer screen.

For graduating 9th-graders, it’s also measured in miles — 23 of them, all associated with an annual three-day backpacking trek along the Long Trail.

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Mt. Independence hosts bird walk this Saturday

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Enjoy a walk on the wild side by participating in the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. This guided walk is on Saturday, May 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. Noted bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon will guide the walk.

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Tour de Farms bike ride pedaling to Vergennes

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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In its first 10 years the Tour de Farms has been centered around Shoreham/Orwell and then Bristol/Monkton/New Haven. ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network), which organizes the annual biking farm tour, recently announced that the 11th Annual Tour de Farms will visit farms in the Vergennes area. It’s slated for Sept. 16. The new venue and the later date will allow the Tour to link up with growing local food celebration — that afternoon the Eat on the Green Food and Music Festival will take place in downtown Vergennes.

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