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May 2014

May is Bike-Walk Month in Burlington, Vermont!
For the entire month of May we will be hosting or promoting numerous events in Burlington to celebrate our city's awesome biking and walking opportunities for everyone! Events will include Bike Swaps, a Moonlight Ride, Kids Day, a Mothers Day ride, competitions and more! Additionally, when you bring your Bicycle Benefits sticker to select "Bike & Dine" restaurants you will receive a discount!

May 1, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Celebrate 15 Years with Upper Valley Trails Alliance!
Simon Pearce Restaurant, The Loft. Join us for great food and wine at Simon Pearce. Hear about our programs. Meet our Board Members. Guest Speaker, Bob Ratcliffe, Chief of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Programs for the National Park Service, Washington, D.C. $100 per ticket. Proceeds from tickets support our projects through Upper Valley communities. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.

May 1- 4, 2014 - Mindful Wellness Retreat in Vermont’s Green Mountains
Move, Eat, Play and Relax for your well-being with this inspiring retreat to the Green Mountains of central Vermont. With our all-inclusive 3-night package you’ll have the chance to refresh and reinvigorate your body and mind, after a long winter. Your weekend with us is designed to let you incorporate gentle practices to increase energy, restore health and relax the mind, along with free time to take a hike or go kayaking and much more. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information or to reserve visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort or call 802.483.2311.

May 1-31, Spring Turkey Hunting Season

May 3, 2014,  Green Up Day,

May 3, - 4 Part Series - Intro To Traditional Climbing Clinic
Are You Ready to Take it to the Next Level? May 3, 10, 17, 24. Participants can save 20% on a Trad Climbing Rack. That’s right, you can get the gear and the knowledge at the same time!!! Green Mountain Rock Climbing Centers  (802) 457-7090

May 3-4, The North Face Endurance Challenge – New York
A serious, hardy test for trail runners of any level, The North Face® Endurance Challenge in Bear Mountain, NY takes place on the western shores of the Hudson River and through the craggy foothills of the Catskill Mountains. -

May 3 - 4, 2014, Bradford, Vermont - Vermonster 4x4: 9th annual Spring Mud Fling
TRUCKS GONE WILD! Yup, Matt and the boys will be up to capture the action all weekend long! 10 classes of Head-2-Head mud drags, the TRENCH, rock racing, rock krawling, Hill-n-hole racing, Monster trucks, powerwheels racing, Mega truck freestyle, burn-out contest and the return of tuff trucks! Vendors; concessions, helicopter rides, monster truck rides and much more! MONSTER TRUCKS: BIGFOOT, Storm Damage, Jethro Tow, Green Mountain Monster, Hurricane Force and the XDP Monster.

May 4, Middlebury Middlebury Maple Run
The Sweetest Half 1/2 marathon and 2-person relay Please join us for the first time, or welcome back to Middlebury, Vermont—in the heart of the Champlain Valley. Participate in one of New England’s “must-do” road races. The Middlebury Maple Run - The Sweetest Half has earned a reputation as being well-organized and friendly. Plus, we can't resist mentioning the beautiful, scenic course that features vistas of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. Middlebury Volunteer EMS 55 Collins Drive, 9 a.m. 802-388-7951 X2

May 4, Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast itching for spring then be sure to check out the 15th annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Rockingham, Vermont. Herrick’s Cove, on the Connecticut River, hosts one of the most popular festivals in the area, with organizers reporting more than 2,000 people attending last year’s event. The festival includes nature walks and live animals such hawks, owls, mammals, and reptiles. For more information visit the Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival’s Facebook page or the website at

May 10, 2014, Milton, VT. - J.M.M.Y Run
@ 9:00 AM (EDT) The first and foremost goal of our non-profit organization is to provide a safe place for kids to grow and thrive. We strive to provide access for children in our community to a safe environment to grow, through homework clubs, game nights, hunter safety classes, etc... The JMMY Run is our major fundraiser and all of the proceeds go directly to helping kids. We are all volunteers so there is NO overhead and NO paid staff. Every dollar is used to benefit the kids. SIGN UP TODAY and join the fun. J.M.M.Y Center, 1486 Stonebridge Rd, Georgia , VT 05468. Registration Closing Date - Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 2:59 AM (EDT) Organizer's Website:

May 10, Muddy Onion Spring Classic Dirt Road Ride
Join ORS for this year’s second annual Dirt Road Classic, the Muddy Onion. Come enjoy a 32 mile (mostly) dirt road ride in and around Montpelier, Vermont. The course will feature scenic roads, historic farms, beautiful views and plenty of climbing – the perfect way to kick off the spring riding season.
Registration is $20. Preregister on or day of at Onion River Sports starting at 8:30.

May 10, Wild Edibles Walk & Talk
9 a.m. to noon. Join Vermont Wilderness School director Connor Stedman and Nature Museum staff as we explore the forests and fields of Grafton in search of wild edible plants. This half-day program will cover the field identification, ethical harvesting, and safe use of a wide variety of spring edibles. We will also explore traditional methods of land stewardship and gardening the wild. Come out for a fun, inspiring and delicious foray into the springtime woods!

May 10, R & L Archery's Range Day
 9 - 4 pm at the Barre Fish and Game Club. The event is open to the public - the only cost is for the ammo that is shot. There will be manufacturers rep's on hand from over 20 firearms manufacturers with both long guns and hand guns to exhibit and shoot. Event is held rain or shine. Please contact us at 800-269-9151,  for updates or questions. No outside firearms or ammo allowed.

9:30am - 2:00am. The Museum is delighted to host the Green Mountain Wood Carvers (GMWC) May Carve-In! The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for "Carve-Ins" around the State and host a annual Show and Class in Morrisville (in August). At the Carve-In, members will be working on a variety of carving projects; you can take a sneak peek at the August Class project too: a covered bridge scene carved in relief. Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a member! More info: Green Mountain Wood carvers Website:

May 14,  East Charleston Full Moon Paddle
Our first Full Moon Paddle of the year! "Cost: $10. Our first Full Moon Paddle of the year! There is nothing like being out on the Clyde River during a full moon, witnessing the transition from sunset to moonrise while lazily paddling along the slow moving waters – reminds you why you love Vermont. Bring a flashlight, warm layers, a hot thermos to enjoy on the water, and a camera if you so please." Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Drive 802-723-6551 

May 17, 2014, Dandelion Run – Just for the Fun of It!
In honor and memory of Terri Weed. Half Marathon and 10K Run and Walk. The Dandelion Run is a competitive and recreational half marathon (with relay options) on back roads deep in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Don't let the name fool you. The “Dandy” is a hilly, thigh-burning challenge. Your reward: a run that takes you through farms and forests, on dirt roads through uncut green fields blanketed with millions and millions of dandelions. The “Kingdom” is one of the first geotourism areas in the world, specially designated by National Geographic. And there is no more beautiful time of year than the height of dandelion season. It's Spring! It's time to run!! Just for the fun of it!!!

May 17,  Jeffersonville,  Vermont Disc Golf Learn to Play Day
A free, family-friendly event designed to introduce the game of disc golf to all ages. The fun starts with a barbecue at noon. Disc golf activities will are 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Stations will be set up to experience a progression that introduces the rules of the game, provides details on different types of discs, instructs on proper grip and throwing form - participants will be playing and having fun before they know it! Participants receive a free disc! The event starts and ends at the Brewster Ridge Pro Shop. Register by calling (802)644-1056! Brewster Ridge Pro Shop 1239 Edwards Road 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 802-644-1056  Free

May 17 - 18 Woodstock Nature of Spring Ranger Programs
Ranger guided activities and nature walks. Join in or explore the forest by yourselves! "Ranger guided activities and nature walks. Join in or explore the forest by yourselves! Rangers on site 12:30pm to 4pm. Hands-on activities at Carriage Barn Visitor Center and the Pogue (reached by a 30-minute hike). Guided walks depart Visitor Center at 12:30pm and 2:00pm and from the Pogue at 3:30pm.  Parking at Billings Farm and Museum." Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park 54 Elm Street 12:30pm to 4pm 802-457-3368 X22  Free

May 18, 2014, 2014 3rd Annual Tour De Zack Fundraiser
9:30 am check in. Join us for the fastest-growing cycling event in the Upper Valley! There are three routes to choose from, all commencing from The Blue Horse Inn in Woodstock. Choose from the 13.5 mile ride from Hartland Hill Road to Quechee Main Street and finishing up with Old River Road into Woodstock. Or, take the 25 mile ride from Hartland Hill Road to Quechee Hartland Road to Old River Road and into Woodstock. Finally, ride the full 41 miles heading down Route 106 to Route 44 to Hartland Brownsville Road and onto Old River Road into Woodstock. Zack’s Place is an enrichment center in Woodstock, VT for people with special needs. I would like to promote our upcoming fundraiser the “Tour De Zack”. It is a really fun cycling event that has support from Discovery Tours and all proceeds benefit the center. The link to register is

May 18, 2014, The Mayfly Festival
8:30am – 4:00pm,   Join LCI and experts for a day of workshops, expert speakers, field trips, delicious lunch, friends, and fun at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT! Choose from three different workshops and three field trips to become engaged with the Lake Champlain Basin, from our insects to the birds and the habitat in between! By the end of the festival, you'll have gained fascinating and useful knowledge with which you can impress your friends, understand your backyard better, and use during your next outdoor adventure!

May 18, 2014,  Shires of Vermont Marathon
A scenic point-to point USATF-certified course connecting the Shire Towns of Bennington and Manchester - the only full marathon in southern Vermont. Next running .

May 19 – Guest Clinician Series at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
‘Spring Start Up’ with Kat Waters. $140 includes lunch. For more information and to register call the Equestrian Center at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. 802.483.6089.

May 22 - 31, Peak Ultra Trail Run Weekends
Run or Hike with the Ultra Runners and get lots of FREE bonuses! Peak Ultra runners – encourage your friends , family and support crews to join us! This a great opportunity to get a taste for the sport of Ultra Running. Sign up for the new 15 mile distance at our Peak Ultra Trail Running weekend get: • A special FREE pre-race training day! May 17th at 9am join Beth Roberts, owner of Killington Boot Camp, for a 2 hour training hike. • FREE fresh juice with a recovery meal or salad that day at the General Store in Pittsfield . • 5% off local CSA shares from Sweet Georgia P’s CSA .

May 23 - 24, 2014, KeyBank Vermont City's Sport & Fitness Expo
The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay annually attracts 8,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators. Embraced by the community and supported by over 1,700 volunteers, the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon is a small city race with a big city feel.

May 23 - 25 West Dover First Annual Fiddlehead Festival
Join for some wholesome, small town fun as we celebrate the Fiddlehead in the Mount Snow Valley. "Weekend Events Include: ~Market place featuring VT products, food, & entertainment. ~Bragging rights and cash prizes for our Fiddlehead competition -Best pickled Fiddleheads -Barbeque competition
-Fiddling competition  ~Area Artisans will be showing their works. Ending with a huge block party" Mount Snow Valley 802-464-8092 

May 24 - 26, Killington Stage Race
We are looking forward to a great event once again in 2014 with some fresh pavement and improved bridges along with a few other changes will make for a fantastic race. Registration for the 2014 KSR is now open! If you need some motivation to make it through your next trainer workout, or if you made a New Year's resolution to race more this year, now is the time to register.

The Memorial Day weekend brings the start of the 2014 season at the Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites. The sites open on Saturday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. and starting at 8:00 a.m. is the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at Mount Independence. These sites preserve and present Vermont’s significant history in their museums and on their historic grounds. Enjoy visiting the museums, walking the grounds, having a picnic, activities for children, and specialty museum shops with many books and other items.

Mount Independence in Orwell, Vermont, is for the birds, especially on Saturday, May 24, 2014, starting at 8:00 a.m., when bird expert Sue Wetmore offers her annual guided “Early Bird Nature Walk.” Meet in front of the Mount Independence museum for this opening day event. The fee is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15. Every year the group tries to spot and add a new species to the list of birds seen on Mount Independence. In spring many birds fly through the Lake Champlain corridor on their way to their summer homes. Wetmore provides guidance on spotting and identifying these birds, and talks about their habitats. Afterwards she will show attendees her bird photography in the special 2014 exhibit, “Things with Wings: Birds on the Mount.” Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water if you like. No pets please. Call (802) 759-2412 for more information. For information about Vermont’s state-owned historic sites:

May 24, Jeffersonville, VT -  Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Open II
The Brewster Ridge Open is a disc golf tournament open to many age and ability levels. The event features two 18-hole rounds of disc golf and runs from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, ending with an awards ceremony and an after party at Brewster River Pub & Brewery. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, a junior or an elder, this event is accessible to you! Winners receive cash and prizes! This tournament is a PDGA C-Tier and GMPS sanctioned event. Spectators are welcome, parking is available at the Brewster Ridge Pro Shop on 1239 Edwards Rd, Jeffersonville. Brewster Ridge Pro Shop 1239 Edwards Rd 9:00 am-5:00 pm 802-644-1056   Entry Fee

HUBBARDTON, Vt.— The night sky will be putting on a major meteor storm, if predictions are correct, on Saturday, May 24, 2014, as debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR, discovered in 2004, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere. You’re invited to the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. or later, as members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers share their telescopes and extensive knowledge. Bring blankets and flashlights. Call ahead to confirm at (802) 273-2282. The Hubbardton Battlefield, with its sweeping mountain views and no modern light pollution, is the perfect spot to observe the night sky. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information about the Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites, visit

May 25, 2014, KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay
The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay is a community effort, recognizing all those who have had a hand in making the race a success for 26 years. From the runners and the volunteers to the crowds cheering on the sidelines, we all share the same desire to cross the finish line, now and in the future.

May 29 - June 1, VerMontreal Tour
Ride from Burlington, Vermont to Montreal for the Tour de L'ile . We'll set out from the Burlington waterfront, heading north along the Island Line trail, including the causeway bike path and Local Motion's one-of-a-kind Bike ferry connection to the Lake Champlain islands. This 4-day cycling adventure features a unique mix of Vermont and Quebec, Burlington and Montreal, and all the varied landscapes in between. To make your vacation even better, not only will you enjoy an unforgettable bike tour, but also the satisfaction of knowing that tour profits are being donated to Local Motion and its efforts to expand active travel and recreation opportunities throughout northwestern Vermont.

May 30 to June 1, 2014, 17th Annual Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend
At Stillwater State Park in Vermont's Groton State Forest from May 30 to June 1, 2014 as guests of University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ Departments of Fish & Wildlife, and Forests, Parks & Recreation. Vermont’s popular Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend offers outdoor educational experiences for families, introducing basic understanding of environmental conservation, safety and fun in the out-of-doors. Sessions include wildlife, forestry, orienteering, hiking, biking, photography, camping, kayaking, canoeing, firearm safety, fishing and more. Please feel free to visit the Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend web page at  to view our Program Book for a schedule and class descriptions to assist you in planning your visit during workshops of interest. Please RSVP to Debbie Fajans by May 15th at  or (802) 257-7967 x 306.

May 31, 2014, Coyote Scramble Ultras
Kingdom Trails, East Burke, VT.  (between about $55 and $85, distance dependent and known extras (bowling!!)) It's a Coyote thing... not a race, more a rambling party (with Coyote-brand odd awards/hospitality) on the spectacular single track of the Kingdom Trails. Suggested/mapped routes of 40'ish/30'ish/20'ish miles, tho you'll earn bonus minutes/miles for wandering, yet within the 12 allotted hours for said scrambling. Sidebar activities of pre-/post-scramble feeds, maybe even some bowling, to help fill your weekend.

May 31 - June 1, 2014, Tough Mudder
Built in a valley of the towering Green Mountains, Tough Mudder’s Mount Snow course is as unforgiving as a New England winter. Strip the course of obstacles, and a hike around Vermont’s harsh, mountainous terrain is a struggle in itself. Pepper that same terrain with obstacles that aggressively push boundaries of might and fright, and that “struggle” becomes a fight for your next headband. Event Location: Mount Snow, 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT 05356  

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June 2014

May 31 - June 1, 2014, Tough Mudder
Built in a valley of the towering Green Mountains, Tough Mudder’s Mount Snow course is as unforgiving as a New England winter. Strip the course of obstacles, and a hike around Vermont’s harsh, mountainous terrain is a struggle in itself. Pepper that same terrain with obstacles that aggressively push boundaries of might and fright, and that “struggle” becomes a fight for your next headband. Event Location: Mount Snow, 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT 05356

June 4-6, 2014, Brattleboro, VT - Strolling of the Heifers
The Stroll is not just a parade — it’s a movement. We work year-round to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation at farm and food businesses, to connect people and organizations of many kinds around sustainable living and resilient communities, and to promote the value of local food systems, local thinking and Slow Living.

June 4 - 8, Tour de Kingdom 2014
Cycling and biking the back roads of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and the North Country of New Hampshire. The 2014 Tour de Kingdom now offers up to 14 days of cycling - two five day tours, one in June and one in September, a three day camping trip along the Connecticut River, also in September, with a spectacular dirt road bike ride in early October. The June Tour also offers a Double Century Challenge on the weekend, a timed event that includes a “Team Challenge.” This year we will be offering a $500 donation to a charity of the winning team’s choice. Bike for one day or bike for all five. Longer and shorter options on all days.

June 7, - American Lung Association "Fight for Air Climbs"
Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association's most unique fundraisers. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. Support the American Lung Association in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air and climb the Bennington Monument in Bennington, VT on Saturday June 21st. You will experience the climb of you life! For more information visit  or call 1-800-LUNG-USA.

June 7, National Trails Day

June 7, Onion River Race
Join us on a ten mile race through a scenic cut in the Green Mountains! Open to experienced racers and the casual paddler alike. Recruit your family, friends and co-workers for a day of excitement, camaraderie, food, and fun! Shuttle service will be provided. Proceeds from the race will support projects to improve public access and riparian land restoration in the watershed. Before registering, please review the day's schedule , race policies, and race classes. Please register by Saturday, May 31st. Participation is limited – sign-up today! Sponsored by the Friends of the Winooski River , in collaboarion with the Vermont River Conservancy and Umiak Outfitters. 

June 7 - 8, Retreat from Canada in 1776: Living History Weekend
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington, VT. Re-enactment included with the price of admission. Join us at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum in Burlington on June 7th & 8th from 10 am- 4pm as Revolutionary War re-enactors recreate an encampment of colonial militia who were training to reinforce the American forces in Canada in 1776. This event will feature lifestyle, tools and crafts displays and presentations of both home-life and military camp-life. The Warner Regiment will conduct periodic training periods for the "militia", as well as tactical demonstrations of the Continental Army. On Sunday June 8th at 4 p.m., acclaimed biographer Willard Sterne Randall will give a presentation on Burgoyne's March during the Saratoga Campaign. This invasion during the early days of the American Revolution played a critical role in securing the necessary foreign support that would help deliver the eventual American victory. Contact us at 865-4556 or go on our website  for more details

June 8, Champ Run 5K/10K & Fun Run
Come celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer! RaceVermont is proud to sponsor the 12th Annual Charlotte Central School Champ Run. The Champ Run is a community event dedicated to raising funds to support youth enrichment activities. This fun, family event includes a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K run, and a 1-mile Fun Run (not timed). Both the 5K and 10K will be chip timed. This race is an out-and-back, beginning and ending at Charlotte Central School. All proceeds for this event will benefit the Charlotte Central School Parent Teacher Organization. Register by May 9 to receive this year’s free race giveaway.Please note that the 5K is a family-friendly run/walk event. All 10K participants must finish within 1-1/2 hours of the race start, and therefore, this division is not open to walkers.

June 8, West Brattleboro, VT - Tour de Heifer
The fourth annual Tour de Heifer happens on Sunday, June 8, 2014! The Tour is a set of highly scenic rides with 15-mile, 30-mile and 60-mile routes. Some are quite challenging, with lots of elevation gain; others are more family friendly (although they still have some hills!). There is also a five-mile walking option.

June 13 - 15, 2014, 35th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival
The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England is returning to its traditional location on the Quechee Village Green this year. The festival has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of summer. It features over 20 hot air balloons, with flights scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13th; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th (always weather and wind permitting). Balloon rides are now available to purchase on our website prior to the event. Don't miss this exciting event featuring continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food, a beer and wine garden, and more surprises!

June 14, Vermont’s Free Fishing Day
If you’ve been looking for a good excuse to give fishing a try, here it is! Saturday, June 14, is Vermont’s open-water Free Fishing Day -- the one day in the summer when residents and nonresidents may go fishing in the Green Mountain State without a fishing license. Fishing is a quiet, relaxing way to enjoy Vermont’s scenic outdoors with many accompanying benefits. You can release any fish you catch, or take home some very fresh fish for dinner.
Anglers in Vermont can try for brook, brown or rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, walleye, and northern pike as well as other several other species. To find out more about Vermont's great fishing opportunities and to plan your fishing trip, contact the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department at 802-828-1000 and ask for a copy of the “Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Laws and Guide.” E-mail  for any questions or discover more from the website:

June 14, 2014, 7th Annual Run for Empowerment
The Run for Empowerment is an annual benefit organized by the Women Helping Battered Women (WHBW) Board of Directors. The purpose of this event is to raise money to support WHBW’s programs against Domestic Abuse. This year we fundraised over $23,747 and we hope to grow our numbers for our 7th run on June 14th, 2014, held on the beautiful Burlington Waterfront! This benefit consists of a 5K walk/run, a 10K run, and a 1K kids’ fun run. There will be fun for the whole family, to support a great cause in your community! Location: Burlington Waterfront Park. Time: Final Registration is at 8 am, Run starts at 9:15 am.

June 14, 2014, Champ Ride 2014
Join us in Champ Ride 2014 supporting Vermont CARES! Vermont CARES is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS by working with people affected by HIV/AIDS and to be a catalyst for social and individual change. The Champ Ride is a cycling event that seeks to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Vermont. Scenic lake routes include 17, 32, 56, 64 and 100-mile rides. Individuals and teams welcome. Register now! Time: 6:30 am - 4:30 pm, Location: Oakledge Park, Burlington, VT, 05401 Cost: $75 registration fee without fundraising. With $150 min. of fundraising, registration fee is $30 through June 6th. Children cost $15. Contact: Peter Jacobsen Contact phone: 1-800-649-2437. Contact email:
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June 14, Vermont Gran Fondo
The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. This ride will test your fitness with its challenging climbs. There are amazing views at the top each gap—savor them for a moment before you speed downhill. Three ride options: · Gran Fondo: 103 miles, 7,600’ feet of climbing (all four gaps), · Medio Fondo: 75 miles, 6,100” feet of climbing (Lincoln & App gaps), · Piccolo Fondo: 46 miles, 3,000’ feet of climbing (Brandon & Middlebury gaps) At Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Route 125, Hancock, VT 05748, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8 a.m.

June 14, The SnowFlake Mountain Resort, Craft Brew Races
Stowe, VT. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Craft Brew Races is a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival. The series will have six stops in 2014 with a race in each New England state. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5k. The post race beer festival will be open to non-runners as well and separate ticket is available on our website. The craft beer festival will be held immediately following the race featuring 20+ local breweries. This is a 21+ event. Check out our website at: 

June 14-16, 2014, 33rd Annual LCI Father’s Day Fishing Derby presented by Yamaha
Come Celebrate Family, Friends, and Fishing with LCI! June 14-16, 2014. $3,000 first-place prize for each species category and cash payouts for 2nd through 10th. TDI New England Birthday Fish Bonus, After Midnight Jewelers Ladies of the Lake, LCI Junior Anglers Division, Campaign For Vermont Tagged Fish Bonus, Tournament Record Double Downs, Big Cash TEAM payouts return, And so much more!

June 15, 20th Annual Walk for the Animals and 5K Doggie Run Run
At Battery Park, Burlington Vermont. 8 am – 1 pm. Enjoy a day out with families, friends and dogs while helping to support the work of the Humane Society of Chittenden County! Vermont’s largest dog friendly event will feature a 1.25 mile walk through scenic Burlington, a 5K Doggie Fun Run/Walk, music provided by Ronnie K., Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, fun, contests and more!. Start a team! Join a team! Register as an individual! All participants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative event t-shirt! Prizes will also be awarded for the top fundraising youth (under 18), participant (18 and older) and team! Find out more information at 
Questions? Comments? Contact Claire Giroux-Williams at  or 802-862-0135 extension 15

June 15, 6th Annual Vermont Invitational Lumberjack Competition
Fun for the whole family! Bring your dad and your dad's dad to watch record holding, championship lumberjacks from New England and beyond compete in a variety of lumberjack competitions including: Bucksaw, Stock Chainsaw, Modified Chainsaw, Underhand, Axe Throwing, Wood Splitting and more! Competitions begin at 11am. Delicious BBQ and scenic chairlift rides. Admission: $5 per person. Children 8 & under are free. Scenic Chairlift Rides $7 per person. 223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., East Burke, VT.

June 19 - Guest Clinician Series at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
‘Good Horsekeeping’ with Lori Berger. $140 includes lunch. For more information and to register call the Equestrian Center at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. 802.483.6089.

June 19 - 22, 2014, Wanderlust Festival
Stratton Mountain, Bondville, VT, USA
Wanderlust Festivals are all-out, ecstatic celebrations. We bring together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers, weaving together an experience that surprises and delights. Whether you're exploring our multi-day mountaintop adventures or gathering for a daylong urban retreat, Wanderlust events are an opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary. These are yoga events that start on your mat and get under skin. It goes in your ears and comes dancing out your fingers and toes. Eyes drink beauty and hearts fill with community. You sip and swallow straight to your soul. Bring a friend or make a whole group of new ones. From early morning meditations to all-night chakra-spinning musical performances, come practice and party in the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. - See more at:

Jun. 20 - 22 East Burke, VT -  NEMBAfest Mountain Bike Festival
This 3 day/2 night event is a celebration of everything Mountain Biking! Your entry fee grants you unlimited access to the 110 mile Kingdom Trails’ trail system as well as shuttles to and from town, group rides, access to the NEMBAfest Expo Center, and complimentary camping. From the latest gear to the newest bikes to demo from industry leaders, as well as live music and other events, there will be entertainment for all ages. Showers and bathrooms available as well as designated Family and RV Camping Areas. Kingdom Trails 2059 Darling Hill Rd 802-626-0737

Bike around the Northern Lake on Saturday June 21, 2014. There are lots of biking options for everyone!  FLAT - INEXPENSIVE - FUN! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY AND ENJOY THE DAY! Registration Opens at 6:45am.  Bike Rides for 70 & 100 Mile Rides depart between 7:30 and 8:00am.
25 and 50 Mile Rides depart between 8:00am and 9:00am. BBQ and Switchback start at noon!!

Jun. 21, Benson Bear Obstacle Challenge
 #2 5K & 10K Obstacle Race 3.1 -or- 6.2 CHALLENGING MILES of x-country and wooded terrain with 30+ -or- 50+ obstacles and challenges on the famous "BENSON BEAR" obstacle challenge course in Benson, Vermont. This is an obstacle heavy course inspired, designed and built by Rob Butler. Shale Hill Adventure Farm, LLC 517 Lake Road 802-537-3561

June 21, 2014, Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Only 500 spots will be available and we anticipate selling out based on participation for 2013 so register early. In 2013 YOU raised $75,000 for adaptive sports and recreation! Help us meet our goal for 2014: $125,000  Can't ride with us that day? You can still make a donation online and support those that are riding. The annual Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a recreational century ride that starts and ends at Long Trail Brewery on Route 4 in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont. All participants who register will receive a lift ticket voucher to ski or ride Killington Resort during the 2014-2015 season!  Two shorter rides of 60- and 20-miles allow participants to cycle through the towns of Killington, Pittsfield, Bethel, Barnard, Woodstock, Ludlow, Bridgewater, and Plymouth, Vermont. Quaint villages, the scenery of Route 100 and U.S. Route 4, the Crossroad of Vermont Byway, the seventh of its kind recently designated by the Vermont Transportation Board, are incorporated into the routes.

June 22 - 24, Mindful Wellness Retreat in Vermont’s Green Mountains
You’ll refresh and reinvigorate your body and mind as you savor the long days of Summer! Move with yoga and kayaking; Eat wholesome and locally sourced meals; Play tennis and volleyball; Relax with meditation or massage therapy. All inclusive Rates - $695 single occupancy or $545 double occupancy per person. For more information and to register call The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. 802.483.2311.

Jun. 22,  East Montpelier - Central Vermont Cycling Tour
Perhaps the best dirt road cycling in New England: 13-, 33- and 60-mile loops, food stops, all-you-eat lunch. "• Fully supported bike ride on beautiful dirt roads past farms, woods, lakes and historic towns. • Rest and food stops with local food. • Bike patrol for safety and mechanical issues. • Lunch with local food. • 13-mile loop, 33-mile medium loop, or 60-mile ride with 6,000 feet of climbing. Classes for runners. Register online or on the day of, $50, under 17 free. Info: , 802-498-0079." Morse Farm 1168 County Road 9 a.m. 802-498-0079 

June 22 - 26, Fourth Annual Fly Fishing Summer Camp for Teens
Vermont Trout Unlimited announces year four of their fly fishing camp for Vermont teens, ages 13 to 16, to be held Sunday June 22nd through Thursday June 26th at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages,,  in Averill, Vermont. Teens interested in learning the art of fly-fishing or improving their skill level alongside some of Vermont’s most accomplished fly anglers are invited to apply. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Pat Berry supports TU’s educational efforts. “TU’s Fly Fishing Camp for Teens has quickly developed into an incredible program dedicated to educating our next generation of fly fishermen and women to help ensure that our precious cold water fisheries here in Vermont will be taken care of well into the future.” For complete information about the TU Fly Fishing Camp, an application form, and a video of the camp, go to  or e-mail Ray Daigle, camp director, at , or call Ray at 802-793-2819. 

June 27 - 30, Pittsfield, VT. - Peak 2014 Summer Death Race
The Death Race is designed to present you with the totally unexpected, the totally insane, and take you out of your comfort zone. This race is a 48+ hour event that is created to break you physically, mentally, and emotionally. All of you will enter, 90% of you won’t finish. Only consider this race if you have lived a full life to date. Come to Pittsfield, VT and be prepared Friday, June 27th. Rumor has it you’ll want to show up early. Don’t plan on leaving for a couple days…actually, plan on checking out early. This race will break you.

June 28, 2014, Vermont Sun Triathlon
start at 8:30AM, Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2014, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2014 season. Triathlon Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women. Relay Teams: 2 to 3 person teams are allowed. Categories will be: all female, all male and mixed (co-ed) with 39 and under OR 40 and over age groups (note: all members of a relay team must be 40 and over in order to compete in that division). Awards: Top 5 overall, top 3 in each age group and top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony immediately following the race.

June 28, Huntington Race 4 Sundaes
1 mile fun run; 5K & 10K in beautiful Huntington Center, VT - all finishers receive an ice cream sundae plus prizes for top finishers!

Jun. 28, Woodstock, VT -  Forestry for the Birds
Guided walk to visit forest stands managed to improve wildlife habitat. "The National Park Service teams up with Audubon Vermont and Vermont Coverts to offer this guided walking tour of bird-friendly forestry work. Visit forest stands with recent cutting designed to improve growing conditions for trees and high-quality nesting habitat for bird species. Three miles, moderate terrain." Call for meeting place: 802 457 3368, ext 22 8:30am to 10:30am 802-4573368 X22 

June 28, 7:30am – 9:30am, BIRD MONITORING WALKS
Discover birds and the changes from month to month during the Museum's monitoring walks. Join experienced birders on the last Saturday of every month. We end the walk with cocoa, coffee and tea at the Bird Viewing Window inside the Museum. Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather.  Free, donations welcome • Please pre-register by phone or email
(802) 434-2167 •

June 28-29, Swanton, VT - Ditch Pickle Classic 2014
Vermont's and only C & R flyfishing only Bass Tourney.Join us on June 28-29th for the DPC.Buckets of rod bendin', trash talkin, bass thumb fun! Catch-Photo-Release Fly Fishing Tournament.

June 28 - 29, The New England Trifest
The 2nd annual New England Trifest returns to Fairlee, VT the weekend of June 28-29, 2014 and will feature a duathlon for youths age 7-14 on Saturday, June 28th (race start: 4:00pm) and half and olympic distance races on Sunday, June 29th (race start: 7:00am). Brought to you by the same event management team that produces the Patriot Half and Cranberry Trifest, the New England Trifest promises you safe and superbly organized events that will offer a challenging test of your endurance. Fairlee, VT holds a special place in the history of triathlon in New England where it was home to a popular olympic distance triathlon in the 1990s and early 2000s at Lake Morey.

June 29, 2014, Vermont Paddleboard Festival 2014
Demo over 50 paddleboards from 14 top shapers! All day long people will swarm the Waterbury Center State Park for Vermont's largest SUP event. This is a great time for first time SUP paddlers to discover how easy it is to "walk on water." Experienced SUP paddlers can try the latest hot, new boards to find out if now is the time to upgrade. Your $5 entry fee will be donated to Friends of Waterbury Reservoir, a Vermont non-profit dedicated to preserving water quality and paddling access. The 2014 schedule features a chance to paddle on brand new boards throughout the day. Umiak Outfitters of Stowe has generously offered to donate the proceeds from the 2014 Vermont Stand-Up Paddleboard Festival to Friends of Waterbury Reservoir to support our conservation and education efforts for this cherished waterway.

June 29 - July 4, 2014 - Beginner/Advanced Beginner, 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont offers a 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp Package appealing to all levels of riders. Whether you have always dreamed of learning to ride or your goal is to improve and advance your riding skills, you will find the perfect week. Our location in the Green Mountains of central Vermont is ideal for this five day intensive program. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Or call 802.483.2311.


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July 2014

July 6 - 11, 2014 - Intermediate, 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont offers a 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp Package appealing to all levels of riders. Whether you have always dreamed of learning to ride or your goal is to improve and advance your riding skills, you will find the perfect week. Our location in the Green Mountains of central Vermont is ideal for this five day intensive program. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Or call 802.483.2311. 

July 6, 2014, Fourth Annual Mad Marathon
The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon! Take it easy or take it tough...we have a race for every runner at any level. The Fourth Annual Mad Marathon, Mad Half and relays are scheduled for July 6, 2014 in the gorgeous Mad River Valley, located in Central Vermont. You will be running through this extraordinary rural community on back and dirt roads, with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains, challenging rolling farmlands with tough climbs and descents, quaint villages, historic barns, covered bridges and fields of our famous Vermont cows!

July 6,  St. Albans, VT -  Great Race XXXV Triathlon/Duathlon
Family friendly competition for individuals and teams "All athletic levels welcome. An excellent choice for first time racers, kids & families. Teams, iron men, iron women and duathlon teams (run + bike). Course is closed to traffic, monitored to ensure safety. Run 3 miles, bike 12 miles, and paddle 3 miles. Post-race live music, food & award ceremony. Register online at   (keyword search: Great Race XXXV) Registration deadline: Saturday, July 5 at 5:00 pm  NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION." St. Albans Bay Town Park St. Albans Bay Road 802-524-2444

July 11 - 13, 2014, Green Mountain Bike Festival
Picture yourself riding on your favorite trail. You and your chapter have worked hard to raise funds, hosted trail days, and maybe hired a professional builder to design and construct what is now the network you spend quality time with friends and family. Do you ever wonder how many people riding your trails support and appreciate them as much as you do? Does seeing deep mud bike ruts after a rain on your trials drive you crazy?

July 11 — 13, 2014, Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival
Get Ready, Set, Launch! Presenting and co-presenting sponsorships 2014 are available. Email  for information. More than 25 hot-air balloons will soar through the sky above Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa during Stoweflake’s 28th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, July 11-13, 2014. One of Vermont’s most popular summer celebrations, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa will once again host the spectacular three-day event.

July 11 - 13, Aquafest 2014
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is the home to many lakes and streams providing the perfect place for recreation and competition. Summer is a wonderful time to dip in the lake with your paddle, keel, or body and soak up the natural beauty from within it. Because of love for the Kingdom's waters . . . Aquafest. With a weekend of fun activities and competition, the whole family will have tons of fun at this . . . the premier summer event in the Northeast Kingdom. We encourage you to venture through the pages of this site and plan your festival carefully. Take in the entertainment, participate in a competition and celebrate summer in the Kingdom.

July 12, Groton, VT -  Bird Walk
Join Sue Wetmore for a morning walk to find the breeding birds of the Lake St. Catherine area. Warblers, thrushes, vireos are some of the possible birds you may see. Groton Nature Center 1595 Boulder Beach Road 802-365-7500 

July 12,  Islands Bike Tour
At Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero. Bike to the heart of the Champlain Islands during the annual Open Farm and Studio Weekend. Choose a 10 or 25-mile route with stops at a variety of island farms, art studios, and vineyards. Registration opens at 9am, tour begins 10am. All routes include a mix of lakeside views and scenic back roads. Wide shoulders on most paved stretches, dirt roads, and mild hills make for unmatched cycling. There will be plenty of places to fill your water bottle, rest, and sample local eats along the route.

July 12, - Bennington, VT. - Bennington Bike Night
The Bennington International Motorcycle Club presents Bennington Bike Night, Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. on School Street in Bennington. There will be a bike show, raffles, bikes for sale, vendors. food and music. The event is free and all bikes are welcome. Vendors include, Tunnel City Riders Motorcycle, American Legion Riders Post #90, Custom Designs by Andy Smith of Bennington, Tire Works, Win's Trikes and Bikes, Graphic Design Businesses and Jimmy Joe's Curbside Grill. If you would like to sell a bike, bring it and sell it. Downtown businesses will be open. The event is sponsored by Better Bennington Corp, Ronnie's Cycles, Coca-Cola of Rutland and the Bennington International Motorcycle Club.

July 12, 2014, Full Moon Paddle
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Northwoods Stewardship Center, Cost: $10. If you missed our June full moon paddle, then here is your chance to get out and experience the wonder that is the Clyde River at sunset/moonrise! Join NorthWoods staff for a guided paddle through the calm waters of this unique wetland. Canoes and gear provided. Bring a headlamp and warm layers of clothing. Weather permitting. Registration Instructions: To reserve your space for a Northwoods event or workshop, please use the form below. You can also reserve a spot by emailing Events or call 802-723-6551 extension 115.

July 12,  Poultney, VT -  Plant ID Walk
Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Lake St. Catherine. Learn to identify local flora — flowers, edibles, medicinal Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Lake St. Catherine. Learn to identify local flora — flowers, edibles, medicinal Lake St. Catherine 3034 VT Rte. 30 - South 802-287-9158 

July 12, The Sixth Annual Kingdom Swim
Second Annual WOWSA 10 Mile World Championship. 10 miles, 6 miles, 3 miles, 1 mile, 1/4 mile, 100 yard. Hosted by Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association. Kingdom Swim is a true celebration of open water swimming held on Lake Memphremagog in the heart of the summer in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We are proud to host the 2014 WOWSA World 10 Mile Open Water Championship in a world class venue with world class accommodations. In addition to the World Championship, Kingdom Swim is a competitive and recreational swim for all open water skill levels, young and old alike, now offering distances of 10 miles, 6 miles, 3 miles, 1 mile, 1/4 mi.

July 12 - 13, 2014, Vermont Bowhunters Association’s 2nd Annual 3D Shoot
30 - 3D Animals in Field and Forrest settings. Hosted by Whistling Arrow Archery Club, Route 14, East Montpelier. Registration 8:00 AM – Noon. Open to Everyone! You do not have to belong to VBA or WAAC VBA & WAAC Memberships Available at the Shoot. Door Prizes and Raffle Drawn on Sunday at 1:00 P.M. VBA Contact Men’s & Women’s Divisions WAAC Contact Roy Kilburn Shoot for Competition or Shoot for Fun Ken Boutin 802-793-7002 Competitive Classes 802-249-6059

July 12 - 13, Rutland, Vermont -  35th Anniversary RAVE Car Show & Flea Market
Benefits local charities - TOP 50 Awards and specialty awards. Saturday night dance. July 12 & 13, 2014-35th Anniversary RAVE Car Show & Flea Market. No restrictions. Auto related flea market, car corral, handcraft & new item vendors, food, music, kid's coloring contest,s ilent auction. 50/50 raffle for WSYB Christmas Fund. To celebrate 35 years, this year is a TOP 50 Show with many specialty awards-enjoy the weekend-park with your friends! Donations to local charities. Sat. night dance at the Holiday Inn-benefits RRMC Bone Marrow Donor Program-open to the public, $5 per person! Vermont State Fairgrounds Route 7 South Sat 9am-4:30pm/Sun 9am-3 pm 802-265-8026 802-779-2556

July 13, Stowe 8 Miler Run & Relay
The Stowe 8 Miler is a classic summer race now in its 33rd year. Vermonters and runners from all over New England and Canada return year after year to Stowe for this historic event. A two-person relay was added in 2012 and has proven to be a popular addition. If you are a veteran runner of this race we welcome you back; if you are considering running the Stowe 8-Miler, don’t miss the fun!

July 13, 2014, Rutland, VT. - Ride for The Dodge House
The Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Vermont Chapter III of Rutland is hosting the Ride for The Dodge House fund raising ride Sunday, July 13th. The ride starts at the Rutland City Fire Department, 104 Center Street in Rutland. Registration begins at 9 and the ride leaves at 10 a.m. The scenic ride ends at Franklins in Proctor for "lunch on your own". Donations are $20 per bike (includes a passenger).

July 13, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Women's Picnic on the Causeway
The 2nd in our women's social ride series! Ride a few miles on the smooth gravel onto the Colchester Causeway. Enjoy stunning lake views. We will picnic at the Cut - if wind is in our favor - or on the marble boulders en route. Observe sailboats, people fishing stone sculptures and wildflowers. Ride, smile, repeat! No advance sign-up or RSVP needed!  Location Meet at Airport Park (parking available) Contact

July 13 - 18, 2014 - Advanced Intermediate/Advanced, 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont offers a 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp Package appealing to all levels of riders. Whether you have always dreamed of learning to ride or your goal is to improve and advance your riding skills, you will find the perfect week. Our location in the Green Mountains of central Vermont is ideal for this five day intensive program. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Or call 802.483.2311.

July 14 - 18, Mountain Bike Camp
A fun half day camp focusing on mountain bike riding. Campers are taught technique and offered guidance by experienced riders and counselors ensuring a terrific time on the go. Counselors are certified in first aid and CPR. Build stamina, strength and hone your riding skills in fun and safe environment. You'll ride the trails at Hard'ack, the Franklin County Rail Trail and then hit the City Pool for a refreshing dip before heading home. Mountain bike camp makes for a fun and exciting week. 12:00noon to 4:00pm, Drop off at Hard’ack, pick up at St. Albans City Pool. $69 residents, $90 non-residents. online at 

July 15-16 - Guest Clinician Series at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Riding with the Whole Self with Paris Kern. $140 per day includes lunch. For more information and to register call the Equestrian Center at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. 802.483.6089.

July 18 - 19, Burlington, Vermont - Brewers Festival
Celebrating Craft Beer and the Brewers who brew them. The third weekend in July at Burlington Waterfront . "A New England tradition celebrating for twenty two years. A Craft Beer Festival celebrating Craft Beer and the Brewers who brew them. The third weekend in July at Burlington Waterfront Park with scenic views of Lake Champlain framed by the Adirondack Mountain Range. Located at Burlington’s Waterfront Park.  Tickets available online:" Waterfront Park I Main St Fri 5:30-9:30, Sat 11:30-3:30 & 5:30-9:30 802-760-8535

July, 18 - 19, Waterbury, VT - Crossroads Motorcycle Rally 2014
The Crossroads Motorcycle Rally in Waterbury, VT is a true biker rally, run for fun, while giving back to the local community. This year’s rally is July 18 th and 19th and promises to continue their tradition of good music in a friendly atmosphere.  Bands are big part of the Crossroads Rally. This year, the Friday night bands are Cruise Control and The Chin Hippies. Saturday bands include an AC/DC tribute band, the Jimmy T Bird and the Party Crashers.
The Crossroads has always had great contests and this year is no exception. Friday night there is the Painted Lady Contest. Saturday there is a Loud Pipes and Burn out contest, dyno shoot-out, mud wrestling, a mechanical bull riding contest, a wet t-shirt contest and the Miss Crossroads contest.
This year’s bike show is Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

July 19, Goshen, VT. -  The Goshen Gallop 2014
5 or 10 K cross country trail race. "Trail Race run through the rural roads of Goshen and trails of Blueberry Hill. Open to all ages. Race entry fee includes BBQ meal, goodie bag and prizes. Spectators welcome - everyone can enjoy the entertainment and the meal can be purchased separately. Free T-Shirt to 1st 100 entries." Blueberry Hill Inn 1307 Goshen Ripton Road Mass start at 4 pm. 802-247-6735 X2009, 802-3882009

July 19, 2014, Black River Beatdown 15k Trail Race
Running at Craftsbury Presented by Lost Nation Brewing. Craftsbury Outdoor Center and the Green Racing Project are excited to host to the 5th Annual Black River Beatdown Trail Race. Whether on foot or by bike, racers will enjoy an adventurous mix of singletrack, ski trails and meadows beginning at 8:00am, Saturday, July 19. Tentatively, we plan that cyclists will do 2x7.5k laps, mostly on singletrack. Runners will do one 15k lap. Post-race, racers and their families should stick around for post-race food and wood-fired pizza lunch from our VT Fresh Network Dining Hall included as part of the event.

July 19, Benson, VT -  TRI-OBSTACLON
Mountain Bike - Swim - Obstacle Course Run "Register at Non-traditional triathlon: Mountain bike single track & gravel roads, swim, mountain bike back to start & finish with a run on our 5K or 10K obstacle course at Shale Hill Adventure Farm" Shale Hill Adventure Farm 517 Lake Road 802-537-3561

July 20th 2014, Vermont Sun Triathlon
start at 8:30AM, Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2014, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2014 season. Triathlon Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women. Relay Teams: 2 to 3 person teams are allowed. Categories will be: all female, all male and mixed (co-ed) with 39 and under OR 40 and over age groups (note: all members of a relay team must be 40 and over in order to compete in that division). Awards: Top 5 overall, top 3 in each age group and top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony immediately following the race.

July 20, 2014, 8th Annual Champ's Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis
On July 20th, 150-200 people from across the country will come together for a day of activity at the 8th annual Champ's Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis. The event will be held at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT and directly creates change by raising funds for exercise based activities, a critical part of thriving with the lung congestion of CF.

Jul. 24 - 26, Ludlow, Vermont -  2014 Iron Adventure Run
Celebrate the sport of motorcycling, the legend of Harley-Davidson and “Livin’ Life Behind Bars”! Harley Davidson riders and other motorcycle enthusiasts travel to the Okemo Valley region for this exciting three-day event to share their passion for motorcycles and riding from the moment they arrive in our region. From the array of colors, motorcycle models, lights and chrome, visitors will have an opportunity to experience some of the finest motorcycles on the road. Jackson Gore 111 Jackson Gore Road all day 802-747-8567 

July 26, 2014, 11th Annual Onion River Century Ride
8:30am. To benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library 2014. LOCATION: Ride begins and ends at the Montpelier Rec. Field beside the Montpelier Pool (Poolside Drive, Montpelier, VT). The Onion River Century Ride is a beautiful ride through the heart of central Vermont and the North East Kingdom. The ride leaves at 8:30am sharp with a police escort through downtown Montpelier. All proceeds benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. All rides leave at 8:30 with a police escort out of Montpelier as far as Route 302.

July 26,  East Dorset, VT -  Plant ID Walk
Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Emerald Lake State Park. Learn to identify local flora — flowers, edibles, medi Join Steven for a Plant ID Walk through Emerald Lake State Park. Learn to identify local flora — flowers, edibles, and more. This event will be held from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Emerald Lake State Park 65 Emerald Lake Lane 802-362-1655 

July 27, 2014, The Biggest Loser RunWalk Killington Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
9:00am. The Biggest Loser RunWalk Killington Half Marathon/5K courses each have a twist! Participants run/walk down the mountain, then take the ski lift back up and continue along with breathtaking views of Killington Peak, the second highest peak in Vermont. A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! Killington Resort's K-1 Lodge, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751  Office: 815-464-1265,

July 28 -31, Hiking the Appalachian Trail: West Hartford, VT to Kent Pond
For: Children entering 7th to 9th grade. Cost: $475 member, $525 nonmember (overnight camp, includes meals) North Branch Nature Center is proud to offer our first foray along the Appalachian Trail. We'll be hiking along a 33 mile section, starting in the village of West Hartford and ending at Kent Pond, near Killington. We'll average 8 and 1/4 miles a day as we traverse rolling mountains and forgotten farm fields. While no previous overnight backpacking experience is necessary, participants are expected to provide their own gear and be able to hike while carrying a 35 lb pack. Please contact Ken Benton at the North Branch Nature Center for more details (802) 229-6206 or


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August 2014


August 1, 2014, The 5th Annual 2014 Hank Schaefer Memorial Golf Tournament
Starts at 9:00 AM, Rocky Ridge Golf Club in St. George, VT. The 5th Annual 2014 Hank Schaefer Memorial Golf Tournament is a fundraising event that supports the services provided to the community at the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County. $90 per player or $360 per foursome, includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, prizes, raffle, and more! Contact Gary De Carolis at  for more information or go to  to register.

August 2, 2014 , 11th Bitter Pill Adventure Race
The Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association wants to show you what Vermont outdoors is really all about. Challenge yourself to trek, swim, paddle, mt bike, and navigate through one of the toughest, muddiest 12-hour races anywhere. (And get yourself an entry to USARA Nationals if you win.) Past years have seen everything from pouring rain and swollen rivers to baking heat, but accelerated cutoffs mean even beginners can finish with the pack and have a great time. Luckily, our course designers make it their mission to get you lost and damaged - if you don't want to work for it, are you sure you're in the right sport? This is the 11th Bitter Pill - yes, we've been creating awesome for that long. You want to be here - ask anyone who's raced with us in the past. Bring your friends, bring your enemies, push pull or tow... if you miss it, you'll be sad! (And so will we.) What: Trekking, swimming, canoeing, mt biking, paddling, navigation . Who: Teams of 2 or 3, coed or single-sex. Where: Richmond, VT. Cost: $310 for 2, $435 for 3. GMARA membership is included! Price increases June 2nd, so register soon!

August 3, Burlington, VT -  Sisters At Heart and Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont presents the liveliest event of the summer: the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival! It’s 1,600 dedicated teammates racing 41-foot long dragon boats for an unforgettable day of fitness, fun, and fundraising. Our community teams are put together by local businesses, non-profits, service groups, neighbors, and families who know that together we can make a real difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors with cancer. Our fun, fast-paced DRAGON DERBY returns this year! Teams will match up head-to-head in 200 meter sprints to crown the champions! Are you ready for some dragon boat racing?

August 9, 2014, Ride the Harpoon Point to Point
The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is a charity cycling event created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. Whether choosing to tackle 100, 50, or 25 miles, all riders will find a beautiful, well supported course. The post ride party at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor is top notch with hot showers, delicious BBQ, live music and fresh beer, straight from the source! Family and friends are welcome. Help a neighbor in need and have fun doing it!

August 10, 2014, Vermont Sun Triathlon
start at 8:30AM, Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2014, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2014 season. Triathlon Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women. Relay Teams: 2 to 3 person teams are allowed. Categories will be: all female, all male and mixed (co-ed) with 39 and under OR 40 and over age groups (note: all members of a relay team must be 40 and over in order to compete in that division). Awards: Top 5 overall, top 3 in each age group and top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony immediately following the race.

August 13 - 17 Stratton Vermont Challenge
A challenging multi-day bicycling tour plus Gran Fondo you don't want to miss! "The Vermont Challenge is a bicycle challenge that traverses Southern and Central Vermont over 3 or 4 days plus a one day Gran Fondo century option on Saturday for all riders.  Challenge Options: • The 4-day Grand Challenge, including Gran Fondo Saturday, • The 3-day Weekend Challenge, including the Gran Fondo Saturday, • The 1-day Legendary ""Gap"" Century Gran Fondo, 73 & 65 mile shorter options" Stratton Mountain, Vermont 8 am 203-668-0194

August 16, 2014, 100 on 100 Running Race
The 100on100 Relay is a 100-mile team running relay race through the Heart of Vermont. Runners from across the country converge on the Green Mountain state each August for this long distance relay along scenic Route 100. Running races in New England are bounding in popularity and Vermont running races put on by Heart of Vermont Productions are looking to lead the way. Heart of Vermont Productions has taken the Plege of Sustainability and aims to produce great events that are respectful of our delicate surroundings. Please help us in this effort whenever you participate in an event or by the way you run through life.

August 21 - 24 West Dover, VT -  2014 New England Victory Rally
Join your fellow Victory Riders for an end of the summer bash in the beautiful Deerfield Valley of Southern Vermont. "Join your fellow Victory Riders for an end of the summer bash in the beautiful Deerfield Valley of Southern Vermont. Located near Mount Snow, right on Route 100, the Valley offers some of the best motorcycle roads in the country. Brought to you by the Massachusetts Bay Victory Riders and the Granite State Chapter of the Victory Motorcycle Club. Benefiting ""Home for Our Troops"" and the ""New Hampshire Make a Wish Foundation.""" Matterhorn, Inn West Dover. VT 248 Route 100 802-464-4676

August 23,  Milton, VT -  Champlain Basin Bike Tour
This is a ~60 mile, point-to-point, bike tour to help draw attention to water quality issues in the Lake Champlain Basin Remember, Vermont isn’t Vegas: what happens upstream doesn’t stay upstream! Funds raised from the Champlain Basin Bike Tour will directly support Lake Champlain International’s year-round work to protect and restore the streams, rivers, and lakes, including Lake Champlain, of the Champlain Basin. Saturday at 8:00am 802-8645794

Aug. 23 West Dover, VT -  Deerfield Valley Food Pantry Annual Benefit Motorcyle Ride
100+ mile self-guided motorcycle ride, After the Event Party, silent auction and all day, on-site vendors "Registration 9-10:30 AM and After The Event Party 3:30-5:30 PM. A $20 per rider pre-registration donation or $25 per rider donation on the day of the event includes the 100+ mile self-guided ride, an event t-shirt and a BBQ meal at the After the Event Party. Vendors will be on-site all day and a silent auction held at the After the Event party. All donations benefit the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry. To pre-register or for more information e-mail: " Valley View Saloon 131 RT 100 802-464-8520

Aug. 24,  Stowe, VT -  The North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont
Run, Bike or Hike to the Top of Vermont on this 4.3 mile course that climbs 2564 feet up VT's highest peak-Mt Mansfield Every August the North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont draws as many as 800 hikers, mountain bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. Come challenge yourself and help support the Catamount Trail Association, the non-profit responsible for maintaining Vermont's 300 mile long backcountry ski trail. Stowe Mountain Resort Sunday at 9:00am 802-8645794 802-8645794

Aug. 24, Stowe, VT -  MVP Health Care Run For Fun
This event is a 1 or 2 lap off-road run for youths ages 4-14. The MVP Health Care Run For Fun youth event is designed to give youth ages 4-14 the opportunity to experience running in a fun environment with other kids in a similar age group. The event takes place before the awards ceremony at the Race to the Top of Vermont and there will be hundreds of people on hand to cheer the kids on. Every child will receive a custom made finisher medal. Stowe Mountain Resort Sunday at 12:00pm 802-8645794 802-8645794

Aug. 29 - 31, Ludlow, VT -  2014 Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car Show
First Annual Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car Show On Labor Day Weekend, cars from decades ranging from the 1910’s-1989 will be represented and judged. Car enthusiasts, novices, family & friends are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to view the antique & classic cars and guests will even have a chance to rate their favorite car in the “People’s Choice” competition. There will be a Car parade each day. Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts 611 Route 103 S 802-228-5830 

August 30, The 2nd Annual Dirty 40 Fall Classic
start at 9 AM EST at 57 Junior High Drive in Derby, VT. Hailed Vermont’s Toughest Gravel Road Race, this 60 mile (40 miles of gravel) road race travels some of Vermont’s most pristine, scenic landscapes. The Dirty 40 is themed to focus on the rural and vintage lifestyle of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.”

Aug. 31,  Stowe, VT -  Darn Tough Ride
A bicycle ride held in Stowe annually on Labor Day Weekend The FULL Darn Tough Ride is indeed TOUGH, with over 100 miles of challenging road cycling on Vermont’s most scenic roads. Be ready for over 7,300 feet of elevation gain and two timed-hill climbs on both sides of Smuggler's Notch (Mt. Mansfield). Who will be KOM and QOM this year? Fun low key 65, 45 miles and family ride are also offered to satisfy friends and family of all levels. Count on us to assist you, to feed you, to cheer you on, and to pick you up if needed. No worries. Commodores Inn 823 South Main Street 7am-3pm 802-2539216 802-2539216


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September 2014

September 1 – 2, 2014 - Guest Clinician Series at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
‘Centered Riding’ with - Lucile Bump. $280 for the 2 day program; includes lunch both days. For more information and to register call the Equestrian Center at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. 802.483.6089.

Sept. 6, 2014, 9th annual Kelly Brush Century Ride
Starting and ending at Middlebury College. Participate in the Kelly Brush Century Ride as a volunteer or as a rider (the steps to register are the same for both). Get rolling by choosing your method of participation (individual or team captain/team member) and then selecting your participation type. When you register for the Kelly Brush Century Ride, you gain access to your very own Participant Center that allows you access to a personal web page, sample fundraising emails, tips, ideas and much more! Use your personal page to tell others why you are riding and accept donations online in support of your personal fundraising goal.

Sept. 6, 2014, The Maple Leaf Half Marathon and Kotler 5K Run and Fun Walk
The premier half-marathon in Manchester and the Mountains, VERMONT. All participants in this year’s Maple Leaf will be receiving a performance material runner’s beanie, a Maple Leaf magnetic decal for your car, and, for finishing, a commemorative Maple Leaf medallion with a dated lanyard.

September 7, 2014, 2014 Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic
at 10:00 AM (EDT) Fairlee, VT. Join us for our very popular, scenic, progressive pedaling picnic through the Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy the autumn foliage and beautiful scenery at your own pace, meet local food producers and community members, and stop at local farms and restaurants along the way to taste delicious harvest bounty. Choose one of our three routes: Classic Loop (20 miles), River Road Extension designed for advanced riders (34 miles); or the family-friendly Lake Morey Loop (6 miles). Please see below for information on other new features this year as well as a synopsis of the three routes (when registering you will be required to identify which route you will be riding).

Sept 13, 2014, Jeffersonville, VT. - 5k Goes to The Dogs!
Proceeds go to the North Country Animal League. Please join us on September 13, at Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville, for a 5k Fun Run/Walk. 5k starts at 9 am, please pick up race packet by 8:30 am. Pre-register at Sterling Ridge Resort or NCAL. for only $20 ($25 on day of the race.) DOGS ARE WELCOME! (please be sure that they are leashed) For more information please call Jessica at 802-644-8265 or email

Sept. 13-14, 2014, O2X Summit Challenge at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont
A new kind of mountain running race that finishes at the summit of 4,083-foot Mt. Ellen. The winding course includes single-track trails, glades and open slopes, as well as unique natural terrain challenges. Two different race courses include a Single Diamond route gaining more than 1,000 net vertical feet, and a Double Diamond route gaining more than 2,000 vertical feet. For spectators and participants, a weekend-long “BaseCamp” will blend on-site camping, scheduled nature hikes for friends and spectators, training-and-performance exhibits, and a farmer’s market-inspired gathering of local fare. Registration is $120. Limited camping is available. For more information, please visit  or go to

A road and mountain bike ride followed by dinner and festivities at Vermont Goat Collaborative. When: Sunday, September 14, 11am-6pm. Where: Vermont Goat Collaborative, Colchester, VT. Join Vermont Farm Tours for the first annual TOUR de GOAT! 10 or 30mile road ride (the road goat) and/or a 6 or 18mile mountain bike ride (the mountain goat). Return to the farm for tours, music, Nepali dinner, and goat roast! $45 adult, $20 youth. Registration and more information at

Sept 19 - 21, Fall Doe Camp
Vermont Outdoors Woman is planning a sports weekend retreat for women of all ages. Instruction in hunting, shooting, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, survival and more classes are under development. We are pleased to announce the location will be at Jackson Lodge and Cabins, Canaan, VT, located in the heart of Vermont's backcountry. 

September 21, 2014, The 2nd Annual Raid Half Marathon
Run like Bandits on one of Vermont's most scenic and historic trails! Follow part of the escape route from the original heist. Race begins in front of the actual location of the bank that was robbed 149 years ago. The Saint Albans Raid was the northern most skirmish of the Civil War. Beautiful out and back flat and fast course. Most of which is on the rail trail. Avoid vehicle traffic. Water stations every mile. 2 N Main St, Saint Albans, Vermont 05478


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  October 2014

Oct. 1 - Nov. 14, Vermont Woodcock Hunting Season

Oct. 1, 2014, Woodcock Season, Archery Moose Season

Oct. 4,  Start of Vermont’s Archery Deer Season

Oct 4, Archery Turkey

October 5th, 2014, Kingdom Marathon
Doin’ the Dirt – Pie to Pie – Run – Bike – Hike. Through “The Gut” of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Coventry, Brownington, Barton, Irasburg, Glover, VT. Dirt Roads – The Kingdom – Fall Foliage. It’s a Marathon Race You Will Talk About the Rest of Your Life. One of the most challenging and beautiful marathons in the East.

Oct 31, Trout and Landlocked Salmon Season ends

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November 2013


Nov 2, 2013, Fallen Leaves 5K Series
9:00 am, Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier, VT. Low-key, three-race series on a flat and fast 5K race course that begins and finishes on the Montpelier High School track, and incorporates the Montpelier bike path. Contact: Tim Noonan, 802 223-6216.

Nov 2, 2013, XIP Single Bypass Mountain Climb
8:00 am, Burke Mountain Resort, Sherburne Lodge, East Burke, Vermont. 8am registration, 8:30 rules and course description, 9:00 race begins
Burke Mtn Resort Mid Burke Lodge, Sherburne Drive East Burke VT 05832. The Single Bypass will take competitors through one ascent and one descent of the upper mountain. There will be an obstacle at the start and finish. Competitors should prepare for a steep climb that although is not that long will tax the legs and the mind. Obstacles will be announced at 8:30 on race day…there will be prizes for top finishers as well as prizes to top men’s and women’s costumes worn by competitors. $30 for adults,$15 for kids under 16 yrs old.

November 3, S. Burlington, VT. - DealChicken 5K Run and Walk
Time: 8:30 AM, Location: Dorset Street Park, South Burlington, Distance: 5K and 1M. Contact Name: Thahir Basha. Contact Email: Website/URL:  Description: VTs 1st Chicken Run! Fun event for the entire family. All participants receive a race T-shirt and are encouraged to wear it during the event. 1st 250 people to register will receive a FREE chicken hat. Kids 1 Mile Run. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and donations to support COTS, 

Nov 3, 2013, Shelburne Half Marathon
8:00 am, Shelburne Health & Fitness at The Field House, 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne, VT. This is the last of our three half marathons this year. Beginning at Shelburne Health & Fitness at The Field House in Shelburne, Vermont, you’ll start out running through one of Shelburne’s most popular neighborhoods before heading out into the countryside. After a short jaunt through Shelburne Farms, you’ll progress north to the Shelburne Shipyard where you’ll turn around and head back south (don’t miss the beautiful view of Lake Champlain along the way). Continue down the Shelburne Bay Path and the historic Ti Path (the path that was once used to transport the historic Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum) before returning to The Field House. Because this race will be timed using chip timing, there will be a mass start to this race. There is a limit of 600 racers for this race.

Nov. 9-10 is Vermont Youth Deer Hunt Weekend

November 11, 2013, South Burlington, VT - DealChicken 5K Run and Walk
VTs 1st Chicken Run! Fun event for the entire family. All participants receive a race T-shirt and are encouraged to wear it during the event. 1st 250 people to register will receive a FREE chicken hat. Kids 1 Mile Run. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Time: 8:30 AM, Location: Dorset Street Park, South Burlington, Distance: 5K and 1M, Contact Name: Leslie Davis, Contact Email: , Website/URL:  Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and donations to support COTS,

November 14, 2014. Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance's "Vermont Backcountry Ski Forum".
RASTA's Vermont BC Ski Forum will bring together like-minded enthusiasts interested in the pursuit, growth and sustainability of BC skiing, riding and sliding. The purpose of the forum is to open and advance a dialogue among land owners/managers, recreationists, economic developers, industry leaders and public safety providers. The Forum will be held at Pierce Hall Community Center in Rochester, VT from 6-9pm.

November 14, 2013, 7-9 PM - Fisheries of Vermont & the Missisquoi River Basin
Join the Montgomery Conservation Commission as we: Learn how Vermont native fishes became native by making their way through post glacial waterways. Get involved with the discussion on Vermont fisheries management strategies. Enjoy a chance to view local fish species in their own environment… underwater! Free & Open to the Public! Donations for future programs are always welcome. Email  with questions and for directions. Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7-9 PM Public Safety Building, Rt.242 Montgomery Center, Vermont

Nov 16 - Dec 1, 2013,  Rifle Deer Season

Nov 16  - Nov 24, 2013 - Black Bear Late Season
The "late season” bear tag is included on each hunting license except the nonresident small game license.

November 17, Journaling Nature
1 - 3 p.m., Connect with nature’s quiet season and join us for an afternoon of journal-making, drawing, and reflecting upon the world around us. Learn a few simple book-binding techniques and create your own nature journal. Hike into the woods for inspiration and to collect some treasures. Cozy up by the wood stove with some hot chocolate and let your creative side take hold. A nature journal makes a great gift; get some ideas for your winter gift-making. Ages: Families with children ages 5 and up. Pre-registration is required: 434-3068 or email

Nov. 22 - 23, -  Stowe Ski Swap
Come and sell your new or lightly used cross-country skis, boots, poles and snowshoes and pick up something new! "Drop off: Friday 2:30pm – 6:30pm Sale: Friday 6:45pm – 8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Pick-up: Saturday 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Proceeds benefit VTXC, a Stowe area based ski club that provides professional level coaching for athletes of all ages while " Outdoor Center 802-253-5755

Nov 23, 2013, Westford Turkey Trot
10:00 am, Westford Elementary School, Brookside Rd., Westford, VT. 10k run, 3k walk/run, 100 yd dash (ages 6 and under); Registration 8:30 (day of race only); Great homemade food and prize table. Fun for the whole family! Proceeds benefit the Westford Committee for Children and Families. $10 suggested donation.

Nov 24, 2013, Middlebury Turkey Trot 10k & Gobble Wobble 5k
12:00 pm, Middlebury Municipal Gym, 94 Main St, Middlebury, VT. 5 km and 10 km Races, 12:00 Noon Start Time (Both Races) Check in between 10:00-11:40 at the municipal building, Medals for Male and Female Overall Race Winners in Both 5k and 10k, FREE Custom Tee Shirt for All Entrants, Race Gift For Each Runner. Raffle Prizes, Chip Timing, Online Registration, Food Drive to benefit Addison County Food Shelf. Presented by Middlebury Fitness and the Middlebury Recreation Department. $35 by November 22nd, $40 after November 22nd.

Nov 28, 2013, Barton Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
9:00 am, Barton Memorial Building, Main St, Barton, VT. 5k walk/run to benefit people and families with cystic fibrosis. Pre-registration is highly recommended. $12 pre-registration and $15 day of race.  or 802-525-3689

Run to support local charities/organizations, ALL AGES WELCOME! START TIME 9:30 am, AT JAX'S, 1667 KILLINGTON ROAD, Killington, Vermont 05751 open to all ages! register below $20.00 or race day for $25.00. race day registration will begin at 8:30 am at Jax's 1667 Killington Road. plenty of parking!

Nov 28, 2013, Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K
9:00 am, Stratton Mountain Resort, Base Lodge Parking Lot, Stratton Mountain, VT, Earn your Thanksgiving feast in the 8th Annual Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K Fun Run. Bring your friends, family and a funny costume and jump start your Thanksgiving with a run through the resort, starting at 9 am. The course runs starts at the Clocktower and takes runners, walkers and turkey-trotters through the Village and around the resort before finishing back at the Clocktower. Register now on for $35 or register at the race for $50. Fee includes the 8th Annual GGW race t-shirt and proceeds benefit local food pantries.

Nov 28, 2013, GMAA Turkey Trot 5K
11:00 am, Gutterson Field House, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. $5 (or $10 per family) or food donation for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. ($1 of every entry will be used to pay the UVM facilty fee and the race insurance cost) Run for fun and charity and make room for your Thanksgiving dinner! Free 1/4 mile kids’ race at 10:45 am. Prizes: The race will be timed with large race clock, but no results are recorded other than top 3 male and female finishers. Random prize raffle at noon for all participants. Race Directors: Tracy and Brian Joslin,  Website for registration/more info:

Nov. 30,  Stratton Mountain Village Rail Jam
The season's first terrain park contest. "Drop in and compete for a cash prize and swag on the mountain’s most visible stage in the heart of Stratton’s Village. Register for the Village Rail Jam from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Burton Store @ Stratton for $20. Rail Jam starts at 2 pm with awards directly afterward." Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont 5 Village Lodge Rd 800-STRATTON  Registration Fee

Nov.30-Dec 1, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
CT Valley Auto Auction Ctr ( formally Kealton Complex), 1567 Rte 14, Hartford,VT. 05047,

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December 2013

December 1, Craftsbury Opener
Interval start racing to kick the season off, right on your home trails.  Craftsbury Outdoor Center,

Dec. 5, 2013, 3rd Annual Running of the Bells
Race starts at 6:30 p.m. Join the Peoples Trust Company & the St. Albans Messenger for the 3rd Annual Running of the Bells in downtown St. Albans. The Running of the Bells is a holiday fun run, walk, jog that involves participants attaching jingle bells to their hats, shoes, gloves, coats, strollers, and wherever they would like to in order to make some noise as they move. The course is 1 mile in length and takes participants through downtown St. Albans while enjoying all of the holiday lights. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the event for best holiday costumes! The Running of the Bells will benefit Operation Happiness. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods and toys for Franklin and Grand Isle County families in need. There will be a van available on Kingman Street to place canned goods and toys in.

Dec. 7, Smugglers' Notch 19th Annual Brewfest Part 1
Sample the finest in local & regional beers and wines. Sample the finest in local & regional beers and wines, with music, munchies, and prizes. From 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. For Brewfest Lodging info call 800-521-0536. Smugglers' Notch Resort Meeting House 4323 Vermont Route 108 South 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 800-521-0536

Dec 7,  - Dec 15, 2013 Muzzleloader and Archery Deer

December 8, Demo Day at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Save the date as we prepare for an early season, on-snow demo from Caldwell Sport along with other retailers and manufacturers from the ski world. This is a perfect opportunity to learn what all the fuss is about the new skis, boots, poles, bindings, grinds, wax - all the gear to make your skiing more enjoyable. More details to come - keep watching the website. Craftsbury Outdoor Center,

Dec. 14, East Charleston, -  Island Pond Bird Count
 Join us as NorthWoods participates in the longest run Citizen Science survey in the world. Join us as NorthWoods participates in the longest run Citizen Science survey in the world, the 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count! Tens of thousands of birding enthusiasts throughout the Americas volunteer each year, collecting data that Audubon in turn uses to assess the health of bird populations, and help guide conservation action. Did we mention it will also be super fun?! Check out  for more details. Potluck to follow. the NorthWoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Drive Sat., 7:30am-4:30pm 802-723-6551 X115 Free

Dec. 20, Stratton Mountain Full Cold Moon Snowshoe Hike
Experience Stratton in a whole new way while letting the light of the moon guide you across the snowy mountain. Stratton Mountain Resort - 

December 21, Solstice Snowshoe over Moose Mountain
9:30am-1:30pm, $15, What better way to celebrate the first day of winter than to go for a snowshoe hike? We will hike the Moose Mountain Trail from the east to the west, just under four miles total. This is a beautiful trail through hardwood forest and rolling, not-to-steep terrain. The peak of Moose Mountain is 2,339 feet, and enroute we will come across scenic vistas overlooking the northern range of the Green Mountains, Lake Willoughby, and Wheeler pond. Meet at Willoughby Lake’s north end beach parking lot for shuttle. Bring a picnic lunch, a hot drink, and warm layers. Registration required. Snowshoes available.  The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit organization in East Charleston, VT. Our mission is to “Empower new generations to appreciate, understand, and wisely use the land through science, education and action” Please register for events at least 24 hours in advance by calling 802-723-6551x115, or email . Visit our website at

December 21-22, NENSA Eastern Cup at Craftsbury, VT
Craftsbury is very honored to host the opening weekend of NENSA's premier regional series, the Eastern Cup, for the fourth consecutive year. Whether you're racing, spectating or volunteering, you'll be able to learn more about the event on the website.

December 21—30, Burlington, VT - Chill out at ECHO’s FrostFest
FrostFestAs temperatures plunge ECHO looks for ways to embrace the winter chill and celebrate winter! This year we’re having a blast with FrostFest between December 21 and 30 (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when ECHO is closed)! Join us for indoor snowball fights, bury a moose in snowflakes, and explore some crazy-cold programs. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. spend time in the creation cafe making upcycled bows and decorations for the holidays - or just let your imagination run wild and add your masterpiece to our creation-cafe sculpture gallery. Too cold to stay outside and play in the snow? Come inside and join us at Story Explorers, a morning story time for our youngest visitors. There will be something for everyone at this year's FrostFest. Go to our FrostFest webpage to see the list of daily activities. Come chill out at FrostFest - we'll see you here!

December 28, 2013, Bird Monitoring Walk at the Museum
8:00 am - 9:30am, Join experienced birders on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum's property. We go out the last Saturday of every month. Coffee and tea after! Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars. Free • Please pre-register by emailing  or calling (802) 434-2167 Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462

Dec. 31 - Feb. 25 Stowe Trapp Nordic Cup Time Trial Series
(Every Tuesday for 10 Wee A timed 5K race for classic and/or skate. A timed 5K race for classic and/or skate. Compete each week on a marked race course complete with timing and start area. You pick your start time each day between the hours of 9am and 4pm. A 10 week series with prizes for both skate and classic. 802-253-5755



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