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Take a virtual canoe trip with Ilsley talk

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Peter Macfarlane will be on hand at Ilsley Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., to present his talk “Northern Forest Canoe Trail: the ‘Wrong’ Way.”

In the spring of 2013, Macfarlane through-paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail from the Adirondacks to northern Maine, a distance of some 750 miles, in 28 days in a cedar-strip canoe that he designed and built.

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Meet this year's keeper of the Mt. Abe hut

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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LINCOLN — AnnaLisa Mayer of South Starksboro grew up hiking Mount Abraham, the fifth-tallest mountain in Vermont, since she was three years old.

This past summer, Mount Abe served as Mayer’s personal office. A rising senior at Sterling College, Mayer worked as a Green Mountain Club (GMC) caretaker from June until August on the mountain, which she considers her “home turf.”

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Sign up for Addison bird-watching paddle, Sept. 26

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff will lead an evening bird-watching paddle at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The group will set out in canoes and kayaks hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bird species that are present at Dead Creek during the fall bird migration. Participants must bring their own canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets.

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Veteran TAM trailmaster steps back after 25 years

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury Area Land Trust Director Amy Sheldon during the early 1990s imagined the Trail Around Middlebury as an emerald necklace. A 19-mile path weaving its way through lush green hills, waterways, rolling pastures and other natural gems that could be experienced for free.

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The outside story: Try not to be terrified of leeches

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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Most folks who’ve enjoyed a dip in the local swimming hole — whether at a pond, lake, or river — have probably found, on occasion, a leech or two stuck to their skin while toweling off afterwards. Although some might think these slimy little suckers are gross, they mean — and do — no harm. They’re just hungry.

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Training offered for 'Let's Go Fishing' instructors

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BERLIN — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers to become ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors to pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters. The department will be hosting a one-day training workshop for new instructors on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the ANR Annex Building, 190 Junction Rd., in Berlin.

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Young Adventurers' Club gives local kids outdoor fun

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By James Finn



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ADDISON COUNTY — Summiting mountains is always easier with friends.

That’s the philosophy behind the Young Adventurers Club, an offshoot of the Addison County-focused Breadloaf Section of the Green Mountain Club.

Lauren Bierman took over as director of the Young Adventurers Club, or YAC, in 2016 with the intent of getting her young sons, seven-year-old Ty and five-year-old Sam, exploring Vermont’s mountains, woods, lakes and streams. She also hoped to burn some of their endless energy in the process.

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Design your own garden

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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August is a quiet month in the life of a gardener — a wonderful time to relax and enjoy our creations.  Spring weeding and planting activities are far behind us and fall clean-up chores are still weeks away. 

And, since you can readily see what aspects of the garden you like or don’t like, August is also the perfect time to mull on changes you might want to make sometime in the future and even experiment with your design ideas on paper.

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Cliffs clear to hike, climb again Aug. 1

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont cliffs starting Wednesday, Aug. 1, now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has confirmed that all the young falcons have learned to fly and will not be disturbed by human presence on the cliffs.

In Addison County, nesting sites now open include Deer Leap in Bristol, Mt. Horrid at the top of the Brandon Gap and Snake Mountain in Weybridge/Addison.

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Swim areas being tested for E. coli bacteria

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — As residents seek respite from scorching summer temperatures at local swimming holes, pesky rumors about water cleanliness — or lack thereof — can inject unease into otherwise bliss-filled afternoons. Talk of waterborne E. coli is particularly quick to cause alarm.

Thanks to the Addison County River Watch Collaborative, though, swimmers wary of foul waters can find monthly updates on E. coli levels in local waters that can help determine which swimming holes are safest.

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