Letter to the editor: Snake Mountain trail is no more

Our favorite approach for walking up the mountain has always been the hiking trail from the east side, which connects with the main trail from the west side a little over halfway to the top. 

Take a hike and enjoy local foliage

Peak foliage is here, and over the next week there are numerous opportunities to get outside and enjoy it.

Summer Guide: Enjoy your summer outside on wooded trails

Whether you plan on walking to the top of Mount Abraham, the highest peak in Addison County, or just want to take a ramble in the woods, summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature by hiking.

Climb into a book or up a mountain, you choose

Addison County friends Michele Hernandez Bayliss and Dean Ouellette have produced a marvelous guidebook “Climb Every Mountain” for Falcon Guides, detailing “46 of the Northeast’s 111 Hikes over 4,000 Feet.”

Mt. Independence hike to be held May 6

The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is offering a special, pre-museum opening guided hike into history on Saturday, May 6, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Local duo’s guide book urges folks to take a hike

A pair of local hikers are looking to share their experiences — and invite others to make memories of their own — as part of a new book called, “Climb Every Mountain.”

Some hiking cliffs are closed for falcons

Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend people check to see if the area they are planning to hike or climb is open.

Summer Guide: Where to hike in Addison County

Mud season is over and you will find that summer is perfect for enjoying Vermont’s landscape with a good hike — whether that is a 10-mile trek up in the mountains or a more modest ramble on some of the other low-key hikes in Addison County.

Clippings: What happens in the woods…

What happens in the woods stays in the woods. And that can be a problem. MATTHEW DICKERSON When I was young (many decades ago), if somebody asked a question that had a seemingly obvious answer, a common wisecrack reply was to ask the rhetorical question, … (read more)

Hikers need to stay off muddy trails

The Green Mountain Club reminds hikers that mud season is here, so all trail users should stay off the wet and muddy high-elevation trails until they dry out, around the end of May.

Take a hike and meet other moms

Physical therapist Davida Murray is offering another way to support and connect local moms: a hiking group. The informal, free series is aimed at giving local mothers an opportunity to be active outdoors, and to connect with one another.

To avoid rescues, plan winter hikes

A crop of recent books about search and rescue in the mountains will keep you on the edge of your chair (or mountain crag), and give valuable insight on how to stay safe (see suggested reading below). Rescues are time consuming, expensive and dangerous, e … (read more)

Vergennes bike, hiking trails are ready to use

VERGENNES — Trails are ready for use by mountain bikers and hikers on the wooded, city- owned, 12-acre MacIntosh Park that runs along Comfort Hill’s east side in northern Vergennes. “Most of the trails have been roughed in, and the outer loop is pretty we … (read more)

Take a hike! Trail etiquette for the COVID-19 era

The end of May sees the start of the hiking season in Vermont. From its rocky summits to its gentle valleys, Vermont is home to hundreds of miles of hiking opportunities. This year, with COVID-19 as a dominant concern, Department of Forests, Parks and Rec … (read more)

Trails closed around Vermont, in part due to coronavirus

This story originally appeared on the Vermont Sports website. On Friday, April 3, the State released a statement and formally reinforced the closure of a number of trail networks across the state. In Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference today, Secretary of … (read more)

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