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Every Thursday Evening, January - March, Full Moon/Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Tours
Throughout this winter Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn will be offering Full Moon Snowshoe dinner trips. Come join us on this fun adventure and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the full moon followed by a delicious dinner at The Lareau Farm Inn. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails. Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour and a half. After working up an appetite we will enjoy a delicious dinner featuring local fare. If the full moon dinner dates do not fit your schedule give us a call. We offer head lamp tours under the stars as well. Gather a private party of ten or more or come join a group for this unique Vermont experience. All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. For more information call (802) 496-2708 or email info@clearwatersports.com , https://clearwatersports.com/tours-and-activities/tours-winter/

January 2019

January 1, 2019, First Day Hikes at Vermont State Parks
Start the New Year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont State Park. Join a free, guided, easy, family hikes taking place in state parks and forests throughout the state. Hike leaders include professional guides and outdoor educators, sharing their knowledge and love of the Vermont outdoors. Don't need a guide? Then get outside at the state park or forest of your choice. They are always available and close by to all of us. Entry is free and you will discover a whole new world in the winter. Bring the whole family! Dress for the weather; brin snowshoes if there is a lot of snow. Bring some beverages and snacks. Dogs are welcome (on leash) unless otherwise noted. You don't need to pre-register, just show up. To check the status of the hikes call 802-249-1230. Update messages will be posted on December 31st and January 1st. Check out our website at www.vtstateparks.com 

January 3-8 - U.S. Cross Country Championships
Craftsbury Outdoor Center - We are excited to welcome the US Nordic community to our little corner of the Northeast Kingdom for the 2019 U.S. Cross Country Championships presented by L.L. Bean. With national championship titles and international start spots on the line, the racing action is sure to be fast and furious. We welcome one and all to the event, whether you want to race, spectate, or volunteer. https://craftsburynationals.com/

January 12, 2019 Tour de Frost
Rikert Nordic Center, A fatbike group ride with Ted King that will take you to the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest and the pristine woods that gave inspiration to Robert Frost’s poetry. Groomed ski and singletrack Trails, Ride with Ted King, Robert Frost Cabin sighting. A Rikert trail pass is necessary to attend. Please visit the center earlier to get a pass. Any and all abilities are welcome. Snacks & hot beverages to warm up at Rikert Nordic Center. Rental bikes available on a first come first serve basis at Rikert, and also at Frog Hollow Bikes in Middlebury and Green Mountain Bikes in Rochester, VT. https://www.facebook.com/events/761114244223172/

January 12, 2019 The Bogburn Classic
1051 Skyline Drive, North Pomfret, VT, 13km men and women, 7km for U16 and BKL (distances vary with age group) classic individual start. This race is a part of the Zak and Club Cup Series. https://www.nensa.net/event/bogburn-cross-country-race-zak-club/

January 12, NEVBA Northern Pike Tournament, Lake Memphremagog
12:01 am - 3:30 pm, Check-in Location: South Bay Access Area. Phone: (802) 673-9972(day) / (802) 673-9972(evening)
Email: gstone@jaypeakresort.com

January 12 - 13, 2019, Annual Skirack Winter Swap
Burlington, VT - Join SKIRACK on Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for one of the area’s best ski and snowboard swaps. It’s a great place to find killer deals on telemark boots and skis, downhill skis, snowboards, cross-country skis, snowshoes, boots, bindings, poles, roof racks and more. This year, fat tire bikes will also be accepted. Got gear to sell? The swap begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 12. https://www.skirack.com/ski-swap

January 12 - 13, 2019, Mid Winter Freezer Telemark Clinic
Bromley - This event allows the Telemark skier to specifically be coached on their level of Telemark skiing to date. Movement analysis, personalized lesson plans are crafted to meet your needs individually is our goal. We will help to discover visual cues and triggers for intrinsic and extrinsic feedback that you can apply as you improve during and after the clinic. Your current skill level, should be that you're happy to negotiate blue square terrain comfortably on your Telemark equipment. We can a have group movement analysis discussions or solo discussions that identifying target areas and the fixes. A great clinic to improve your skiing with lots of video and skiing with the focus just on you! https://www.evensi.us/mid-winter-freezer-telemark-clinic-bromley-mountain/284647990

January 12 - 13, 2019, Winter Tracking Intensive
The Winter Tracking Intensive is open to all skill levels and students. The weekend will be predominantly experience based, offering guided ‘dirt time’ in which students can push their skills in real tracking situations. Trailing and interpretation will be a major theme for the weekend as we take in depth looks into the lives of the animals living in Vermont’s forests. When the sun goes down students will be offered ecological tracking information and apply it to creating an accurate map of the land they have tracked and how the animals have moved through it. We will also check out skull and bone, and feather identification. Expect to cover a lot of snow in any weather conditions and to spend two full long days in the forests and fields tracking. Snow shoes recommended. Age: 18 and up. This class is overnight and includes food and camping. https://rootsvt.com/adults/winter-tracking-intensive

January 13, 2019, Stowe Derby
– 20km Long Course, Freestyle & Classic, – 16km Fatbike Course, – 6km Short Course, Freestyle & Classic. The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America. It started in 1945 as a personal bet between two amazing skiers: Sepp Ruschp, an Austrian, and the head of Stowe’s new ski school, and Erling Strom, a world famous mountaineer from Norway. Their challenge was simple: a race from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak to the historic village of Stowe, on a single pair of skis. The ultimate test of a skier’s ability. Ruschp was the winner of the first Stowe Derby. https://teammmsc.org/events/stowe-derby/

January 13, 2019, MMOC Dion Snowshoes Winter Magic Snowshoe Race
Magic Mountain - Race a 5K on snowshoes up the MMOC Uphill Trail at Magic Mountain. Latest update from race organizers is that the race will happen as planned, provided Magic gets the forecast snow it is expected to receive this Wednesday. Proceeds from the event benefit the Magic Mountain Outing Club. https://www.evensi.us/mid-winter-freezer-telemark-clinic-bromley-mountain/284647990

January 18 - 20, 2019, 25th Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic
Exhibitors, Seminars, Speakers and more. http://yankeeclassic.net/

January 19, 10th Annual Whitingham Fireman's Ice Fishing Derby
Whitingham Fireman's Association, PO Box 368, Jacksonville, VT, 05342. Phone: (802) 368-2466(day) / (802) 368-7184(evening) Email: whitinghampublicworks@yahoo.com . Waterbody: Sadawga Lake, Check-in Location: Sadawga Lake F&W Access Area. Town: WHITINGHAM, Fish: Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch

January 19, Winter Wildlife Celebration
10:00am - 4:00pm. Included with admission to VINS. Celebrate the wildlife of winter at the VINS Nature Center with a fun-filled day of family activities! In the morning, join our knowledgeable educators to explore our exhibits and trails with interactive guided tours and talks. The celebration continues in the afternoon with outdoor and indoor games, crafts, and activities that challenge visitors of all ages in their winter adaptation skills. Finish the day by a warm campfire and enjoy some yummy refreshments. Snow or no, it’s sure to be a great way to discover the wonders of wildlife in winter! https://vinsweb.org/event/winter-wildlife-celebration/

January 19, Full Moon Snowshoe
7pm, $10 includes snowshoe rental. Join us under the moonlight at NorthWoods for a guided snowshoe tour, followed by a campfire and s’mores. Open to all ages and abilities! Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT. Contact: 802-723-6551, northwoodscenter.org , events@northwoodscenter.org

January 20, 2019, Annual Skate-a-thon Fundraiser at Lake Morey
The Upper Valley Trails Alliance (UVTA) has set its annual Skate-a-thon fundraiser on the Make Morey Skating Trail for Jan. 20th at the Lake Morey Resort from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day revolves around skating laps on the Lake Morey Skating Trail, the longest groomed trail of its kind in the country. The entry fee, which ranges between $10 and $25 depending on age and UVTA membership status, comes with free Nordic skate rentals (on a first-come, first-served basis), hot chocolate, soup, lunch and a raffle ticket. Skaters get an additional raffle ticket for each lap they complete. All proceeds from the day will go toward the UVTA’s work to develop and maintain trails and programs around the region. http://www.uvtrails.org/

January 20 - Skate Ski Clinic with Craftsbury's Elite Coach Ollie Buruss
Join us at the Kingdom Trails Nordic Center for an intermediate skate ski technique clinic with Ollie Burruss from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Ollie is a former elite racer who now coaches at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The clinic will cover intermediate to advanced skate techniques, with a focus on proper weight transfer and efficient uphill technique. Ages 12 and up. Some experience necessary. Free for KTA Members - $15 for non KTA Members- gives participants a one day KT Trail Pass. https://kingdomtrails.org/events/2019/01/skate-ski-clinic-with-craftsbury-outdoor-center-coach-ollie-burrus/

January 21, Supermoon Snowshoe
7:00pm - 8:30pm, $8 Adults; $5 Youth, VINS Members Free. Come join us as we hit the trails for an evening of snowshoeing under the supermoon. Start the night in our StarLab, where you will be immersed under the night sky with the stars projected all around you; watch and listen as we point out constellations and read the Greek Mythological stories behind them. We will then shoe up and head out for a supermoon-lit snowshoe on our VINS trails. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efxey18jc18f93e1&llr=7rui5moab

January 23 - Leadership, Innovation and Breaking the Spirit of Silence
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Location: Trader Dukes Hotel, South Burlington, Price: $35 for PMI members, $45 for non members,
WHERE TO REGISTER: www.PMICV.org.  If you've never attended an in-person Elemental Edge workshop, now may just be the perfect time to do so! I hope to see you there on the 23rd. www.Elementaledgetraining.com

January 24, 2019 - Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Trips
Every Thursday evening Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn/American Flatbread will be offering Head Lamp Snowshoe dinner trips. No moon? No problem! Strap on a head lamp and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the starry sky followed by a delicious dinner at American Flatbread. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour and a half. After working up an appetite we will enjoy a delicious dinner.   All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. Visit our website https://clearwatersports.com/tours-and-activities/tours-winter/ or call 802-496-2708 for more information.  Advanced reservations required. 

January 25-27, 2019, Smuggs Ice Bash
Kick-off party | Drytooling Competition | Clinics | Slideshows & Speaker Presentation | Raffle | Camaraderie! Free gear demos from the industries leading brands, clinics for the beginner to advanced climbers, multimedia slideshows by sponsored athletes, dry tooling competition and kick-off party, huge raffles and immense camaraderie in Vermont’s premier ice climbing destination, Smuggler’s Notch! The goal of the Smuggs Ice Bash is to promote the sport of ice climbing, to educate climbers, to exhibit and demo new gear, and to share a weekend of fun, challenge, and inspiration with other winter enthusiasts in one of Vermont’s most amazing places, Smuggler’s Notch. The Smuggs Ice Bash is managed by Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School 105 Briggs Street Burlington, VT 05401 802.657.3872 www.smuggsicebash.com

January 25 - February 3, 2019, Waterbury Winterfest
Waterbury Winterfest is a 10-day festival featuring indoor and outdoor venues, traditional and not-so-traditional events. https://waterburywinterfest.com/#

Jan 26, 2019, North Bennington Winter Festival and Penguin Plunge
(North Bennington, VT) –– The annual North Bennington Winter Festival will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 starting at 8:30am. This is a yearly Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce event that draws out locals, visitors, shops and the community to gather and share in some fun during the winter months.One of the main attractions will be the Lake Paran Plunge also known as the Penguin Plunge! The Lake Paran volunteers will be doing a full pancake breakfast at 8:30am served by the Cub Scouts and the plunge at 11am. Looking to plunge? Sign up online at www.bennington.com/winterfest/

January 26, 2019 - Torchlit Trail Experience
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 2079 Darling Hill R. Lyndonville, VT. 05851 Check in at the Nordic Adventure Center and then head out on a torchlit trail for a self guided ski, fatbike or snowshoe to a hot fire and hot chocolate in the woods. A great outing for any age! Free for KTA members - $5 for non KTA members. https://kingdomtrails.org/events/2019/01/torchlit-trail-experience-with-fairbanks-museum-stargazing/

January 26, Vermont’s Free Ice Fishing Day
Vermont’s 6th annual Free Ice Fishing Day is set for Saturday, January 26, and will be celebrated by a fun-filled ice fishing festival in Knight Point State Park, North Hero, VT. Vermont’s Free Ice Fishing Day, which takes place each year on the last Saturday in January, enables both residents and non-residents to go ice fishing on any legal waterbody in Vermont for the day without a license. Vermont’s Ice Fishing Festival also occurs annually in concert with Free Ice Fishing Day, and the 2018 celebration will be held at Lake Bomoseen State Park in Castleton. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 27 and is free and open to anyone interested in ice fishing. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required, and can be completed online at https://vtfishandwildlife.com/fish/fishing-events-and-programs/fishing-clinics-and-events/free-ice-fishing-day-festival

Jan. 26, 2019 - Run and Not Be Weary
Montpelier, VT. Run and Not Be Weary 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-run-and-not-be-weary-1-mile-5k-10k-131-262-montpelier-tickets-52609433231

January 26-27, 2019 - Survival Weekend for Women
Classes will be in Monkton, VT and taught by Jessie Krebs, a former U.S. Air Force SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape), a training instructor from the old-school days when instructors were simply called “Survival Instructors”. In addition to being the founder & head instructor of SERE Training School's SERE-oriented survival training programs for both civilians and outdoor professionals, Jessie is highly sought after as a technical consultant and on-screen survival expert for a number of international survival shows, including Science Channel's Hacking The Wild, Fox's Kicking & Screaming, and National Geographic's Mygrations, where Jessie became one of only a handful of modern human beings ever to complete a primitive crossing of hundreds of miles of Tanzanian Serengeti on foot. Classes include: Survive and Thrive, All About Water, Emergency Shelters and Map and Compass Basics. https://www.outdoorswoman.org/womens-events.html

January 31, 2019 - Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Trips
Every Thursday evening Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn/American Flatbread will be offering Head Lamp Snowshoe dinner trips. No moon? No problem! Strap on a head lamp and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the starry sky followed by a delicious dinner at American Flatbread. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour and a half. After working up an appetite we will enjoy a delicious dinner.   All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. Visit our website https://clearwatersports.com/tours-and-activities/tours-winter/ or call 802-496-2708 for more information.  Advanced reservations required.

 

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February 2019

February 1-3, 2019, Winter Doe Camp
A Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. Fairlee, VT - Announcing a Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women! Vermont Outdoors Woman will soon begin registration for its Annual Winter Doe Camp at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, VT. Participants can camp out or stay in heated cabins at night and play in the snow all day. Spend the weekend learning winter outdoors skills while staying near the shores of Lake Morey! Classes such as archery, fire making, traditional winter camping, survival, cross country skiing, orienteering, spring turkey hunting, ice fishing and many more will be offered. Don't miss the opportunity to receive affordable outdoor education in a stress-free, supportive environment. The minimum age is 15 and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the all inclusive weekend program is $390. Gift certificates and day fee's are also available. Visit the website for more information: https://www.outdoorswoman.org/winter-doe-camp.html

February 2, 2019, Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge
12 Noon, Burlington Waterfront Park. The Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge is a unique winter event where participants raise funds to take a dip in Vermont's icy lakes. Now in its twenty-third year, the Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge event series supports sports training and competition, health screenings, and leadership opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Vermont. Today, Special Olympics Vermont serves 1,310 athletes (people with ID) and 400 Unified partners (people without ID who train and compete with Special Olympics athletes) offering thirteen sports and nine state-wide competitions each year. In 2017, Penguin Plunge events raised a record-shattering $572,000, or nearly 40% of our operating budget. Thank you to our loyal event sponsors, donors, and most importantly, our Plungers for supporting the Special Olympics movement and building inclusive communities. https://penguinplunge.org

February 2, Winter Fire Making
Come out to Roots for the day and bring your fire skills to a new level! We will cover basics of building and maintaining a good hot fire in the snowy winter conditions and learn which trees to select for our fuel. We will then carve our own bow drill kits and put them to use to create fire from friction! https://rootsvt.com/adult/winter-fire-making

February 2-3, 2019, 9th Annual Vermont Pond Hockey Championships
Annual pond hockey tournament hosted by Lake Morey Resort in Vermont where the frozen lake is divided into outdoor hockey rinks. Teams from all over the United States and Canada will be competing for the coveted Golden Sap Bucket Trophy and title of the Vermont Pond Hockey Champions. http://www.vtpondhockey.com

February 2 - 3, 2019, Lake Dunmore Ice Fishing Derby
Enter at Kampersville store. https://www.facebook.com/Lake-Dunmore-Ice-Fishing-Derby-Feb-2nd-3rd-2019-1929451300675476/

February 2 - 3, 2019, Craftsbury Marathon Ski Festival
The largest nordic ski event in the east, now with a twist! Come challenge yourself Saturday, February 2nd, with our classic marathon, skiing either 25 or 50k on some of the most scenic ski terrain in New England with up to 1000 competitors of all ages. ...but get ready for day 2: Sunday, February 3rd will be a slightly shorter freestyle marathon. Whether you choose to compete or to volunteer, we believe you'll find that the marathon is an event with something for everyone! https://www.craftsbury.com/general/about-the-center/events/show/month/

February 3, Tour de Hor
9am - 1pm, $15 suggested donation, Free for CTA/NEKBC members. The NEK Backcountry Coalition has worked closely with the VT FPR to create a new backcountry ski destination on Mount Hor, above magnificent Willoughby Lake. Bring a bag lunch, hot thermos, and plenty of warm layers, as well as alpine touring gear. Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT - Contact: 802-723-6551, www.northwoodscenter.orgevents@northwoodscenter.org

February 7, 2019 - Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Trips
Every Thursday evening Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn/American Flatbread will be offering Head Lamp Snowshoe dinner trips. No moon? No problem! Strap on a head lamp and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the starry sky followed by a delicious dinner at American Flatbread. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour and a half. After working up an appetite we will enjoy a delicious dinner.   All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. Visit our website https://clearwatersports.com/tours-and-activities/tours-winter/ or call 802-496-2708 for more information.  Advanced reservations required.

February 7, 2019, 4th Annual Snow Ball to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
For the fourth year, a group of ski enthusiasts from the Boston area will host their annual Snow Ball event to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. All proceeds from the event this year will go directly toward the organization’s new adaptive sports facility at Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush Resort, with anticipated groundbreaking this Spring, 2019.
http://www.vermontadaptive.org/snowball/

February 9, 2019, Seventh Annual Grafton Winter Carnival
We’re counting down the days until we can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and ice skating. Plus, enjoy a bonfire & s’mores all day! An area for snow sculpture building will be available if snow conditions allow. https://www.facebook.com/events/2210237622524485/

February 9, 2019, Wild & Woolly Competitive Snowshoe Races
Looking for a competitive winter challenge and fun family day out this winter? On February 9th, from 9:30am-2pm, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting the Wild & Woolly Snowshoe Races at their campus in East Charleston. www.northwoodscenter.org

February 9-10, 2019 - Memphremagog Women’s Pond Hockey Tournament
Two days of pond hockey on Lake Memphremagog with teams of 6 women plus one referee/alternate. Two Divisions: Novice/Recreational and Competitive. Three games on Saturday, Single elimination on Sunday, Consolation round if conditions permit. http://memphremagogpondhockey.com/

February 9 - 10, 2019 Barre Fish & Game Club Gun Show
At the Civic Center's Auditorium. More than 200 tables are selling handguns, rifles, ammo and other hunting and sportsmen supplies. The show runs through Sunday. https://www.rlarchery.com/event/gun-show-barre-fish-game-clubs-annual-event/

February 9 - 10, 2019, Islands Ice Fishing Derby
Swanton, VT - The Islands Ice Fishing Derby is entering it's 37th year of providing a fun weekend of ice fishing, while supporting Walleye restoration in Lake Champlain. Just the purchase of your derby ticket alone, qualifies you to enter into a drawing for a Jiffy Power Auger at the awards ceremony on Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2019 which will be held at the VFW in Swanton, as well as prizes for catching and releasing fish. As one of the most talked about events in the winter season, it is surely one that is not to be missed. Now in its 39th consecutive year, the Derby Committee is proud to offer over $7500 in cash prizes. There are seven categories in which to compete for cash prizes of up to $400, plus a trophy for first, second and third place winners. Check-in Location: Hog Island Market (West Swanton); Harborside Harvest Market (North Hero); Martin's General Store (Highgate Springs); Lakeshore Ace Hardware (Colchester); Bayside Bait & Tackle (St. Albans Bay); Keeler's Bay Variety (South Hero) https://www.facebook.com/IslandsIceFishingDerby/ 

February 10, 2019, Green Mountain Rifle Challenge
GMRC is a precision rifle match series hosted by the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association in Jericho, VT. This space is meant for the dissemination and discussion of information regarding the VSRPA's precision rifle series. Please post anything not specifically related to that series on the Northeast Precision Shooters group. https://www.facebook.com/GreenMTNrifleCHALLENGE/

February 14, 2019 - Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Trips
Every Thursday evening Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn/American Flatbread will be offering Head Lamp Snowshoe dinner trips. No moon? No problem! Strap on a head lamp and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the starry sky followed by a delicious dinner at American Flatbread. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour and a half. After working up an appetite we will enjoy a delicious dinner.   All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. Visit our website https://clearwatersports.com/tours-and-activities/tours-winter/ or call 802-496-2708 for more information.  Advanced reservations required.

February 15, 2019 Ice Diving Course
Hosted by Waterfront Diving Center, 6 PM - This course will teach you the skills necessary to dive safely in the unique and beautiful environment under the ice. This class is a three-day introduction to safely diving under the frozen water. The Schedule is: Classroom February 15th 6:00-10:00pm, Diving February 23rd & 24th 9:00am-4:00pm. Learn more: http://www.waterfrontdiving.com/iceDiving.shtml

February 16–17, 2019, Harris Hill Ski Jump Competition
There will be food vendors, a beer tent and event souvenirs at the base of the jump. https://harrishillskijump.com/

February 21, 2019 - Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Trips
Every Thursday evening Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn/American Flatbread will be offering Head Lamp Snowshoe dinner trips. No moon? No problem! Strap on a head lamp and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the starry sky followed by a delicious dinner at American Flatbread. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour and a half. After working up an appetite we will enjoy a delicious dinner.   All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. Visit our website https://clearwatersports.com/tours-and-activities/tours-winter/ or call 802-496-2708 for more information.  Advanced reservations required.

February 22 & 23, 2019, Peak Snow Devil Winter Race
Ultra Snowshoe Race – 100 miles and Snowshoe Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10k Option. The course will be a rugged 6.5 mile loop in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Each loop has 1200 vertical. Riverside Farm 3178 Vermont 100 Pittsfield, VT 05762 http://peak.com/snowshoe-races/world-snowshoe-championships/

February 23, 2019, Torchlight Trail Experience
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. At 2079 Darling Hill R. Lyndonville, VT. 05851. Check in at the Nordic Adventure Center and then head out on a torchlit trail for a self guided ski, fatbike or snowshoe to a hot fire and hot chocolate in the woods. A great outing for any age! Free for KTA members, $5 for non KTA members. https://kingdomtrails.org/events/2019/02/torchlit-trail-experience/

February 23, 2019, Poultney Valley Snowmobile Club Winter Carnival
Snowmobile rides/sliding/games, family fun open to the public. sponsored by the poultney snowmobile club. hot foods/soups/frenchfries/hot dogs/hamburgers (inside warm) hot & cold drinks dessert goodies ALL FOOD & EVENTS FREE check Poultney snow club face book, info. call ERNIE 802-287-9755

February 23, 2019, Moving Up on Ice Workshop
Take your range of mountain skills to a new level. Ice climbing is an amazing Northeastern winter experience--and integrating ice climbing skills into your climbing kit opens up a host of interesting alpine objectives. Whether you're looking to explore the Northeast's ample ice objectives or considering taking your existing mountain skills to places like Mount Baker's North Ridge, Peruvian gems such as Alpamayo, or Alaskan objectives in the Ruth Gorge, this workshop will be a valuable tool in moving forward—and upward! The small-group, customized nature of this workshop will also allow time for participants to direct the learning toward other skills of interest. The Northeast is a mecca for ice climbing and you'll come to love the winter even more once you've discovered the challenges and joys of the vertical ice world. https://www.adventurespiritguides.com/alpine/moving-up-on-ice-workshops/

February 23, 2019, Woodward's Winter Triathlon
11:30 AM 2:30 PM, Woodward's Winter Triathlon at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Racers may choose from either a 4k snowshoe run, an 8k snowshoe run, or a 17k triathlon. The triathlon will include a 4k snowshoe run, 8k fat tire, and 5k nordic (freestyle) ski, in that order. https://www.skireg.com/4876

February 23, Guided snowshoe tour with Franklin County Forester and Nancy Patch
Hosted by the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee and Cold Hollow to Canada, this is our third winter offering this incredible experience. Join Nancy to learn about the landscape that surrounds our Wild and Scenic Rivers. We will start the tour at 9:00am; the location is TBD, so watch our website and facebook page for more details! https://www.vtwsr.org/events

February 23 - 24, 2019, Telefest!
Bromley Mountain Resort, 3984 Rte. 11, Peru, VT 05152 - Come rip with some of the best tele skiers in the East at the 34th Annual Kåre Andersen Telemark Festival! The Tele tradition is strong at Bromley, and we want to share it with you; this event is open to the entire family. Clinic options will include topics appropriate for all ages and levels. https://www.bromley.com/

February 23 - 24, 2019, Abe-BERM-Ham's Fat Bike Slalom & Enduro
Gravity Slalom A fatbike banked slalom unlike any other! Specifically built for shredding, this quarter-mile downhill course is mellow enough for groms but boasts enough berms and features to challenge everyone! Men's and Ladies Open and Masters divisions, and Youth and Grom categories. Day-of registration is 10am-12pm Register Online Now at: www.bikereg.com Race starts at 1pm Great food, live entertainment and local breweries in our beer garden. Bring the whole family! Sunday - Enduro Experience our Mt. Peg trail network like never before! Test your mettle against the clock and 500 of your closest friends as you challenge the time attack stages. Expect everything from fast flowy open sections, to some gnarly single track steeps, and everything in between. Leave it all out on the snow, as you vie for the crown! Register Online Now at: www.bikereg.com  Day-of Registration at 8am

February 23-24, 2019 - Donna Weinbrecht Women's Camp
Join Olympic gold medalist and world champion mogul skier, Donna Weinbrecht, and Killington Resort’s top female coaches for an unforgettable learning experience specifically designed for ladies only. https://www.killington.com/plan-your-trip/lessons-rentals/adult-programs/camps/donna-weinbrecht-womens-camp-ages-18

February 23 - 24, 2019, Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival
Lake Memphremagog, The Eastside Restaurant & Pub, Newport, Vermont. In previous yearst, water temperatures were 30 to 31Degrees Fahrenheit and air temperatures ranged from 10 Degrees to 25 Degrees Fahrenheit. The swim is hosted by The Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society, a volunteer group of feisty winter swimmers operating in collaboration with and under the umbrella of Kingdom Games. The mission of the Society is to assure that winter swimming continues on Lake Memphremagog for years to come and establish friendships with other winter swimmers around North America and around the world. Space will be limited. On line registration is now open. http://kingdomgames.co/memphremagog-winter-swimming-society/

Feb 23 - 24, 2019, VINS Owl Festival
Join VINS for a day of all things owly on either Saturday, February 23rd or Sunday, the 24th at the VINS Nature Center. Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, get your face painted and delight in delicious food. Learn about current owl research and about VINS’ owl rehabilitation. Spice up your experience by dressing as your favorite owl! You never know whooo you’ll run into. https://vinsweb.org/event/owl-festival/2019-02-23/

February 24, 2019, The Next Step in Winter Wildlife Tracking
9:00am - 4:00pm, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, Vermont. Join field naturalist Sophie Mazowita for a full-day immersion in tracking and trailing wildlife in winter, aimed at participants already holding a basic knowledge in track and sign identification. Beginner trackers are welcome to come as long as you are ready to take a deep dive into the tracking world right away. We will look to get on the trail of a fisher, fox, coyote, or bobcat and become intimately acquainted with its story as we walk in its footsteps. We'll ponder tracking mysteries and shine a light on the tracking process, revealing approaches to tracking and building wildlife knowledge. www.vt.audubon.org/events/next-step-winter-wildlife-tracking 

February 28, 2019 - Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Trips
Every Thursday evening Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn/American Flatbread will be offering Head Lamp Snowshoe dinner trips. No moon? No problem! Strap on a head lamp and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the starry sky followed by a delicious dinner at American Flatbread. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour and a half. After working up an appetite we will enjoy a delicious dinner.   All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. Visit our website https://clearwatersports.com/tours-and-activities/tours-winter/ or call 802-496-2708 for more information.  Advanced reservations required.

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March 2019

March 1 - 3, 2019 - WinterBike/Fat Bike Festival
Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered once again for the 7th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival presented by Von Trapp Brewing on March 3, 2018. The year brings the largest Winterbike yet: more pedaling people, more groomed trails, more festivities, more fun! Registration for the event gives you access to the Kingdom Trails network and all Winterbike activities on Saturday including group rides, fatbike demos, lunch and beverages, music, fire, sugar on snow, games, race spectation, and swag! http://kingdomtrails.org/calendar/winterbike/

March 2, 2019, The Frigid Infliction
The Frigid Infliction is an 8-hour winter adventure race for teams of two or three. This race is scheduled for Saturday, March 2. 2019 near Bolton Valley, VT. Offering a challenging, navigation-laden event in the snow. This race features several winter disciplines as well as requiring you to continually navigate. If you have never done an adventure race before, this is the perfect one to start with. This was the first adventure race for about a third of the participants the past six years, so don’t be intimidated! Teams do not need support crews for this event. Outside of what is provided by the race organizers, teams must be self-sufficient. This is an adventure, after all! www.gmara.org/races/frigid

March 2, 2019, Okemo's Light the Night Rail Jam
Okemo is lighting up the snow on Bull Run for skiers and riders of all ages to show off their best moves. $5,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs. A new rail garden constructed specifically for this event will be an optimal venue for participants and spectators alike. Registration starts at 3 p.m. https://www.okemo.com/

March 2, 2019, Tracking Wildlife in Winter
9:00 a.m. – noon. Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area, Grafton, Vermont. Wildlife biologist Chris Bernier has spent his career working with mid-size mammals such as fisher, fox and the elusive lynx and pine marten. Much of his field work with these species has involved tracking them in the snow. Come learn Bernier’s tricks for tracking these and other wild mammals and birds. This tour is sponsored by The Nature Museum in Grafton, Vermont. Backup date: Saturday, March 9. www.nature-museum.org

March 2, 2019, Lake Champlain Walleye Association Banquet
The Lake Champlain Walleye Association annual banquet and fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 2nd at the American Leigon, 100 Parah Drive in St. Albans. Doors open at 4:30, with the meal served at 6:00. Dinner tickets: $35 plus membership
Sponsor: $285 which includes dinner ticket and membership, sponsor gift, one in five chance in a gun raffle, and $200 of raffle tickets. For more information contact: Cubby Smith at (802) 363-7129 or Bob Sampson at (802) 782-0974

March 2 - 3, New England BKL Festival
Rikert Nordic Center, 106 College Cross Rd, Ripton, VT. Take a "Glide on the Wild Side" and come to Rikert Touring Center in Ripton, VT for the NE BKL Fest: a kids's ski festival! This event is so much fun and this year, it's not too far away! MNC always has a good crowd of kids at every Festival and they have so much fun racing and playing on skis together! There are races each day (first day relay, second day individual) and a whole lot more. http://www.mansfieldnordic.org/events/category/calendar/bkl/

March 3, 2019, Green Mountain Rifle Challenge
GMRC is a precision rifle match series hosted by the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association in Jericho, VT. This space is meant for the dissemination and discussion of information regarding the VSRPA's precision rifle series. Please post anything not specifically related to that series on the Northeast Precision Shooters group. https://www.facebook.com/GreenMTNrifleCHALLENGE/

March 3, 2019, 9th Annual Hope On The Slopes
Hope on the Slopes at Jay Peak Resort is a 1-day vertical ski or snowboard challenge for individuals & teams to compete for the most vertical feet. All age & ability levels welcome. Prizes will be awarded for most vertical feet, largest team, funds raised & more! Free buffet dinner & music included. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=93906&pg=entry

March 3, Winter Wildlife Tracking at Dead Creek Visitor Center
Vermonters of all ages are invited to learn about winter wildlife tracking on Sunday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison, Vermont. This guided walk is free and open to the public, and registration is required. Ali Thomas, education manager for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, will be leading the walk. An experienced naturalist and tracker who has worked on conservation education projects throughout the country, Thomas studied under renowned wildlife tracker James Halfpenny. She currently manages the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s popular summer youth conservation camp program, and trains teachers and other educators how to engage students with the natural world. To register for this wildlife walk, go to www.vtfishandwildlife.com

March 3, 2019, Jack Jump World Championships
Championships return to Mount Snow again this March! A combination of homemade Jack Jump design and ingenuity and user skill will factor into determining who can make it down our dual paneled slalom Charlie's Chase course with the best combined time. After the race join us for an after party. https://www.mountsnow.com/

March 4-6, 2019 - Women's Discovery Camp
Join us for an enriching 2.5-day learning experience hosted by some genuinely inspirational coaches. The specific content is custom tailored to the needs of each participant and each group, and our team has an impeccable touch for creating learning experiences with the perfect blend of fun, learning, sharing and lots of skiing and riding. Whether you’re new to Sugarbush wanting a fresh look at skiing or you’re a seasoned Sugarbush guest looking to expand your horizons and simply join in the fun, our Women’s Discovery Camps create a wonderful community for all of us, participants and coaches alike!​ https://www.sugarbush.com/ski-ride-school/womens-discovery-camps/

March 7 - 10, Ladies' Getaway 2019 at Lake Morey Resort
Join us for a weekend filled with workshops, massage therapy, entertainment, good food, friends and fun. Workshops include painting, crafts, exercise, self-help, cooking demo’s, mixology, nutrition and more… Spa Menu 2019. View the tentative schedule here: Ladies GetAWay Weekend 2019 DRAFT. Sign up for the Cornhole Tournament. Ladies Get-a-Way Three-Night Package Rates: Classic Room – $499 / Lake Deluxe Room – $509 / Garden Deluxe Room – $529 / Junior Suite or Lake Terrace Room – $569 / Avery Suite – $779. http://lakemoreyresort.com/accommodations/winter-specials/

March 8-10, 2019, Vermont Open Snowboard and Music Festival
Stratton Mountain - This year’s event kicks off with a retro pipe competition and a rail jam hosted under the stars on Friday, March 8. The party Saturday continues with a slopestyle competition and fireworks in the Base Area at 8:30 p.m. The weekend ends with banked slalom and overall awards on Sunday. Fan favorite, the Washed Up Cup, will be held on Sunday at 9 a.m. Legends 35 and up compete in the banked slalom. Each year, pros like Josh Wylie, Ross Powers, Tyler Emond and Seth Neary show show up to show off their skill and style while celebrating snowboarding’s roots, progression and camaraderie. It wouldn’t be the Vermont Open without music, and this winter Stratton is happy to announce the Ghost of Paul Revere as the headliner. The Maine-based group is known for their combination of rock and folk music and will perform with local band, Saints and Liars. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased online at www.stratton.com

March 8 - 10, 20th Annual Vermont State Boat and Marine Show
Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St., Essex Jct, VT 05452 - Over 100,000 square feet of boats at the 20th ANNUAL VERMONT STATE BOAT & MARINE SHOW! For more information call: (802) 777-7562 or email info.eastcoastshowsvt@gmail.com  http://www.eastcoastshows.com/20th-annual-state-boat-and-marine-show.html

March 9 - 14, 2019, Bow and Arrow Making
Join Roots School for Bow Building and Arrow Making. These courses can be taken separately or together. Spend 6 days out at Roots and leave with a set of primitive hunting gear. Offering these classes together provides the opportunity for students to fully submerge themselves in the skills for 6 days straight. Check out the class descriptions of these three courses for more information. https://rootsvt.com/adults/bows-arrows-and-flint-knapping

March 9, 2019, The Vertical Challenge at Burke Mountain
The Vertical Challenge visits Burke Mountain March 9th! The Vertical Challenge is a series of free casual ski and snowboard races held at ski resorts throughout the Northeast during each winter season. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the races, there is a festival element, featuring snowy activities for all ages and prizes given away throughout a fun day at the mountain. https://ski-vc.com/

March 9, 2019, NorthWoods Demonstration Forest Ski Tour
10am-1pm. Join the NorthWoods forestry staff, Orleans County Forester, Vermont Land Trust Stewardship Forester, and Memphramagog Watershed Association for a forestry-focused ski tour in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest to see how we sustainably and productively manage our own woodlands. This tour will cover 6-10 kilometers of nordic skiing in variable conditions, best suited to intermediate/advanced skiers (or energetic beginners!). Wider nordic backcountry skis are recommended but not required. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided after the tour. For more information or to register, please contact sam@northwoodscenter.org.  A similar tour, more suitable for snowshoers and beginner skiers, will be hosted two weeks earlier at the Vermont Land Trust’s Bluffside Farm in Newport, on February 23rd. Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT. Contact: 802-723-6551 x302, www.northwoodscenter.org ,   forestry@northwoodscenter.org

March 10,2019, The Vertical Challenge at Bromley Mountain
The Vertical Challenge visits Bromley Mountain March 10th! The Vertical Challenge is a series of free casual ski and snowboard races held at ski resorts throughout the Northeast during each winter season. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the races, there is a festival element, featuring snowy activities for all ages and prizes given away throughout a fun day at the mountain. https://ski-vc.com/

March 10, 2019, New England Club Relay Championship at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
New England Club Relay Championship 4 x 5 km *NENSA Club Cup Series Event* The third annual New England Club Relay Championship will wrap up the 2019 Club Cup scoring. The NE Club Relay Championship, hosted by Mansfield Nordic Club, attracts skiers of all ages and abilities and is perfect way to involve all club members in a fun and exciting event. The race format will be four legs of 5km (2 CL and then 2 FS). http://www.mansfieldnordic.org/event/bretton-woods-marathon-classic-21k-42k/

March 11 through April 26, Special Snow Goose Hunting Opportunity
https://vtfishandwildlife.com/hunt

March 14, Modern Traditions in Hunting & Angling: Shed Meet w/ Wild Game Chili & Cornbread Dinner
5pm, Shed meet Free, Dinner $15 - Join NorthWoods and the VT Fish and Wildlife Conservation Group for the 6th Annual Shed Meet. Bring your moose or deer sheds and/or trophies to share and be scored by officials from the VT Big Game Trophy Club. Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT. Contact: 802-723-6551, www.northwoodscenter.orgevents@northwoodscenter.org

March 16, 2nd Annual Screening of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival
Watch eight short films by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, highlighting the fun, adventure, and personal impact that fly fishing can bring to its participants. Fly tying demonstrations, raffles, drawings and giveaways of merchandise and gear. After the films, join us at an after-party at the Burlington VFW Post 782, which will showcase some local fly tyers and rod builders. Food and beverages will be available. Sponsored by Green Mountain Project Healing Waters.Tickets $10. 2 pm. www.flyfilmfest.com.

Mar 16 - 17, 2019, Lamoille Valley Gun Show
Champlain Valley Exposition · Essex Junction, VT. This year at the Lamoille Valley Fish & Game Gun Show they will have more than 175 vendor tables. The vendors will be selling an array of new, used, modern and antique firearms. There will also be hunting equipment and accessories for sale. https://www.rlarchery.com/event/gun-show-lamoille-valley-fish-game-clubs-annual-event/

March 19, 2019, Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet
The Green Mountain Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold their 27th annual banquet Saturday, March 19 at The Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mtn. View Drive, in Colchester. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at 7:00. EARLY BIRD BONUS RAFFLE TICKET PACKAGE: Contains $200 worth of raffle tickets for only $120! All early bird raffle ticket packages must be ordered by Friday, March 1, 2019.
For further ticket package information follow the link below or contact: Jamie & Tasha Grey 802-355-9962 vtgreys@gmail.com 
http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/UserFiles/File/BurlingtonVT19.pdf

March 21, 2019, Interpreting Bird Behavior & Bird Language
There are times when a behavior is all you need to identify a bird! Learn how to interpret what you’re seeing and apply it to identify different bird species. We’ll also look at how understanding bird behavior can add another layer to your experience as a birder. Part of a series of Birding Essentials Classes with Bridget Butler. Barlow St Community Center in St Albans, 6:30-8:30 pm. Visit:  http://stalbansvt.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29983  to register. Cost is $35/pp

March 22-24, 2019, Women on Snow Camp
Stratton, VT - Our multi-day Women On Snow Camp is designed to supercharge your skiing skills! Increase your confidence in a supportive, fun environment with other like-minded women. Coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top women instructors, you will experience the ultimate in personalized coaching, camaraderie, fitness and fun. Whether you are just starting out, an intermediate looking for a big breakthrough, or an expert who is looking to expand their skills even further, this camp is for you. https://www.stratton.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-snowboard-lessons-at-stratton/women-on-snow-camp

March 23, 2019, Okemo `80s Retro Jam
It’s time to break out those old acid-washed jeans, your brightest neon and smoothest on-snow moves. Okemo revisits the 1980s, from 1 to 4 p.m., with a retro celebration and on-snow competition of rad skills. Registration is free for anyone dressed in totally righteous ski clothes. https://www.okemo.com/

March 23,Owl Prowl and Hot Cocoa Tailgate
Join the Bird Diva, Bridget Butler for an evening adventure to find owls! Sponsored by the Richford Conservation Commission, this event will educate participants about the species of owls found in Vermont in Winter, and why winter is a great time to go on an owl prowl! As a warm-up, we’ll enjoy a hot chocolate tailgate party while we learn how to mimic owl sounds. Participants need to be able to be outside for the entire program (6-9pm) and walk on their own in potentially deep snow – most appropriate for adults and kids ages 10 & up. Space is limited, so please register in advance by contacting the Richford Conservation Commission at richfordconservation@gmail.com

March 23, 2019, Bud Light Sink or Skim
Mount Snow Resort - Our annual pond skimming competition! Think you can make it across our 100 foot long icy cold pond? Don your best costume and give it a shot! Those who make it across dry will be judged by our esteemed panel based on costume, form & style to determine this year's Sink or Skim Champion and winner of a 2019/20 Season Pass! https://www.mountsnow.com/

March 23, 2019, Pond Skim Event - Surfs Up
The 31st Annual Pond Skim. This year's theme is... "Surf's Up " ...so break out your best Hawaiian Shirts, Grass Skirts and Lei's, Beach Towels, Board Shorts, Bikinis, Wet suits, Floaties, Zink Oxide Sunscreen, and Shark Repellent BRAH!... Hang'n Ten might be hard, but only the Brave will Charge the pond.....However, Barney's ( inexperienced surfers) are always welcome to attempt the Drop In. 1st place man/woman receive a 2019/20 Winter Season Pass to Burke Mountain. Prizes are also awarded to best costume, best exit and best splash! http://skiburke.com/events-and-activities-2/pond-skim-event-surfs-up-sporsored-by-sierra-nevada-with-dj-newcity-nobby-reed/

March 23 & 24, 2019, Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
https://vermontmaple.org/maple-open-house-weekend

Mar 24, 2019, Kaynor Sap Run 10K
11:00 am – 11:15 am @ Westford Elementary School. Rolling dirt country roads Starts on Brookside Road in front of school and heads south on Brookside Road and then Pettingill Road. Turn around at mile 3 and come back the same way, but finishing in the school driveway. http://gmaa.net/schedule.php

March 30, 2019, Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge
2:00 PM. Stratton Mountain Resort. The Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge is a unique winter event where participants raise funds to take a dip in Vermont's icy lakes. Now in its twenty-third year, the Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge event series supports sports training and competition, health screenings, and leadership opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Vermont. Today, Special Olympics Vermont serves 1,310 athletes (people with ID) and 400 Unified partners (people without ID who train and compete with Special Olympics athletes) offering thirteen sports and nine state-wide competitions each year. In 2017, Penguin Plunge events raised a record-shattering $572,000, or nearly 40% of our operating budget. Thank you to our loyal event sponsors, donors, and most importantly, our Plungers for supporting the Special Olympics movement and building inclusive communities. https://specialolympicsvermont.org/event/stratton-penguin-plunge-2/

March 30, Spring Fling and Pond Skim
Stratton Mountain - Goggle tans and t-shirts are accessories of choice as we enjoy spring's soft snow, longer days and sunshine with a weekend of celebration and the Annual Pond Skim. https://www.stratton.com/

March 31, 2019, Pond Skimming Contest on Lower Allen
At Middlebury Ski Bowl - https://www.middleburysnowbowl.com/event/pond-skimming-contest-on-lower-allen/

 

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April 2019

April 4, 2019, Hammond Cove Shooting Range Opening
HARTLAND, Vt. – The Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vermont will be re-opening for the season on Sunday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The range operates under rules set forth by The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Range users will sign in with an onsite range officer and have a valid Vermont hunting or fishing license or be the guest of someone who does. To ensure these rules are followed, a range officer will be present when the range is open. Before using the range, shooters are urged to review the range rules on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website: www.vtfishandwildlife.com.

April 6, 2019, Vertical Challenge Finals at Jay Peak
The Vertical Challenge will hold its season finale at Jay Peak this year on April 6th! The Vertical Challenge is a series of free casual ski and snowboard races held at ski resorts throughout the Northeast during each winter season. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the races, there is a festival element, featuring snowy activities for all ages and prizes given away throughout a fun day at the mountain. https://ski-vc.com/

April 6, 2019, Okemo Slush Cup & Splash for Cash
Costume-clad Slush Cup competitors schuss toward an 80-foot slushy pond and try to make it across without falling in. It’s a chilly spring dip for those who don’t make it. Open to the first 125 participants. Prizes awarded in a variety of categories. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Presented by Schweppes. Immediately following, for the hearty and soggy, skiers and riders launch off a kicker and grab a dangling bag o’ cash before splashing into the chilly slush pond. Successful contestants keep the cash! Presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties Team. https://www.okemo.com/

April 7, 2019, Harry Corrow Freedom Run
@ 8:30 am – 11:30 am at North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Dr, Newport, VT. 10 mile, 10 km, 5 km, and 1 mile run on the Newport-Derby Bike Path (gravel) and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation trails. Held in conjunction with Newport’sJuly 4th Celebration. http://kingdomgames.co/

April 13, Vermont Trout Season Opens
www.vtfishandwildlife.com

April 13, 2019, New Haven Ledges Race
The New Haven "Ledges" is a classic Vermont creek run. It may be short, but there are plenty of great rapids and drops in that distance. Multiple runs are the norm, and it's a great place for an after-work run. https://www.facebook.com/NewHavenRace

April 13, 2019, ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ Program Seeks Instructors
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers to become ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors to pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition. The department will be hosting a one-day training workshop for new instructors on Saturday, April 13 at the Essex District Office at 111 West Street, Essex Junction, Vermont. Instructors in the ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ program organize and instruct clinics in their communities for Vermonters of all ages. Participants in the training workshop will learn how to teach a basic fishing clinic, as well as learn about fishing ethics, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, habitat conservation and tackle craft. They will also be introduced to conducting specialized fishing clinics, including clinics on ice fishing and species-specific fishing. The class is informal and it is not necessary to have a high level of fishing expertise to become an instructor. Those interested can register through April 10 at www.vtfishandwildlife.com  or call 802-505-5562 at least one week prior to the course date.

April 13 - 14, 2019, 11th annual Otter Creek Classic!
Green Mountain Adventures (GMA) is proud to present the 11th Annual Otter Creek Classic (OCC11) Fly Fishing Event. This is a catch and release, fly fishing only, event. All profits from the OCC11 are donated to Project Healing Waters for local conservation and education programs. We are extremely honored and proud to be celebrating 11 years and have worked to make the OCC11 an event to remember. Competitors that pre-register will receive an OCC11 commemorative gift. www.mmvt.com/fishing/otter-creek-classic 

April 20, 2019, Muddy Onion Gravel Grinder
Come out of your winter hibernation for a fully supported 36.9 mile gravel grinder covering (almost) all of the amazing dirt roads Central Vermont has to offer. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely worth it. For those hesitant to depart their winter hibernation, there is a shorter 21.3 mile loop that will still give you plenty of dirt, fun, and cow sitings. Fully stocked Aid Station in Adamant, and a support vehicle. Stay after for the parking lot party & bbq (included in your reg fee) https://www.bikereg.com/muddy-onion-spring-classic-gravel-grinder

April 20, 2019, Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon
Save the date for this year's rendition of the Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon. The exact course will be determined as conditions solidify, but will include a 10k freestyle ski, 5 mile run, 5 mile paddle and 12 mile dirt road bike! Check this news item for more info as we have it! https://www.craftsbury.com/general/about-the-center/events/mud-n-ice-quadrathlon/

April 20, 2019, Springtime Hill Climb
XIP Training Systems and Northern Physical Therapy have joined forces to create our first annual Springtime Hill Climb! This event will be a team relay where teams of four will spend two hours lapping the Lyndon Outing Club and getting in as many loops as they can before the timer goes off. All proceeds from the event will be donated to NEK Prospers efforts to help benefit Suicide Prevention. Every team will be given a brick that each climber is responsible for carrying with them - this brick represents the weight of mental illness on those who might be suffering and in need of help. https://www.facebook.com/events/2417400804959075/

April 20, 2019, Annual Pond Skimming at Jay Peak
Come get wet & wild at our annual Pond Skim; costume are encouraged. $10 per person, Registration: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Event starts at Noon- top of the pond, Awards at 4:00 PM in the Pump House Indoor Waterpark at our annual Beach Party.
https://jaypeakresort.com/things-to-do/events/annual-pond-skimming

April 20 - 21, 2019, Earth Day Celebration Weekend
Join VINS for an all-weekend Earth Day Celebration! We’ll be exploring the many ways you can take action to help the environment in your daily life. Learn how easy it is to start composting, get creative with upcycling projects, and take home some tasty recipes for locally-sourced, seasonal foods. You’ll also meet some of our resident raptors and reptiles up close, and learn what you can do to help these majestic creatures thrive in the ecosystems we share with them. https://vinsweb.org/event/earth-day-celebration-weekend/

April 25, 2019, The Art In Birding
Honoring Earth Day, the return of spring, and our imminent open-daily season, the Birds of Vermont Museum is hosting P. Brian Machanic, a Charlotte-based author / photographer / lecturer, and his excellent The Art In Birding presentation. Thursday at 1:30pm, April 25, at the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, discover birds, tales of birding, and more, with Brian’s many lovely wild bird photographs and a narrative that is both informative and jocular. Bird sightings are guaranteed, and no binoculars or insect repellents are needed! www.birdsofvermont.org

April 26, 2019, Introduction to Bullhead Fishing
Friday, April 26, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Panton, VT. The clinic will explore different fishing styles to target bullhead, which are found in many of the shallower, muddier lakes, ponds, and rivers of Vermont. Brown bullhead, like other species in the catfish family, are nocturnal bottom feeders, so the clinic will take place in the evening when they are beginning to be active. Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the programs will take place outside. All seminars are free, and participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks or meal. Please send an e-mail to corey.hart@vermont.gov  or call the office staff at 802-828-1000 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

April 27, 2019, DisasTOUR VIII
A fun, family-friendly, multi-sport event that tours through Rochester, Hancock and Granville, Vermont. First staged in 2011 just weeks after Tropical Storm Irene, the Disas-Tour was created as a way to boost community morale, celebrate the resilience of the towns, and raise money for flood relief. Since then, organization of the event was transferred to the Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA). All proceeds from DisasTour events benefit the White River Valley communities of Granville, Hancock, and Rochester. https://www.rastavt.org/disastour/

April 27, 2019, 27th Annual Vermont Sports Medicine Center’s 5K Run/Walk
The 5K course starts and finishes at VSMC located at 5 Albert Cree Drive, across from Rutland Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration is suggested. The first 100 to pre-register will receive an event T-shirt. The pre-registration entry fee is $20 for adults ages 18 and older and $15 for kids ages 10-17. The day of registration entry fee is $25 for adults ages 18 and older and $20 for kids ages 10-17. Kids under 10 are $5 and adaptive athletes participate for free. Race day registration will be 8-9:30am. https://www.vermontsportsmedicinecenter.com/Events/a~6102/article.html

April 27, 2019, Pittsford Trail Runs 5k & 1 mile
At 9:00 am. Join us on the beautiful Pittsford trails at the recreation area for a 5k and 1 mile run/walk to benefit the Pittsford Recreation Department. Rain or shine event! Start at the Pittsford Recreation Area Pavilion, prizes awarded for finishers in age groups sponsored by local businesses. This event is a fun run and ONLY times for the top finishers will be recorded. Water stations at 1 mile intervals. Pre-register by April 8, 2019 to be guaranteed a shirt. Entry fees: $12 for pre-registered 5K - $7 for pre-registered 1mile, $20 for Race day 5k - $15 for Race day 1 mile. Printable Registration form available at: http://pittsfordvermont.com/departments/recreation-department/

April 27 and 28, Youth Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend
www.vtfishandwildlife.com

April 28, 2019, 23rd Annual Mutt Strut
Little River State Park, Waterbury. A fun 3 mile race for dogs and their owners. http://cvrunners.org/?page_id=232/

April 28, 2019, Wildlife Photographer to Give ‘The Art in Birding’ Presentation in Castleton, VT
Vermont wildlife photographer Brian Machanic will present ‘The Art in Birding’ at the Kehoe Education Center in Castleton, Vermont on Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. The presentation will be followed by a one-hour bird walk at the new Bonsawino Wildlife Management Area adjacent to the education center. Machanic is a native Vermonter who has had a passion for wildlife since childhood and has been an avid naturalist and photographer his whole life. He began selling scenic and wildlife images 30 years ago at his Nature’s Eye Studio in Charlotte and has published photos and stories in regional and national magazines. Machanic recently published his first book, entitled This Book Is for The Birds. The event is limited to the first 25 participants. To register, contact Ali Thomas at alison.thomas@vermont.gov  or 802-971-9975.
 

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May 2019

May 1 - 31, Spring Turkey Season
www.vtfishandwildlife.com

May 4, Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens
www.vtfishandwildlife.com

May 4, Green Up Day
https://greenupvermont.org/

May 4, 2019, 41st GMAA Pump it up 5 Miler
Certified (VT13009JK) rolling 5 miler on Old Pump Rd - out and back. A partner is not a requirement for this race. Prizes will be awarded to age group winners as well to partners in our partner categories - see below. Pre-registration encouraged, fill out form located here or register online (online registration closes May 2).Race day at Jericho Elementary School. If you wish to run with a partner you will be able to do that paperwork on race day. Open to all runners 12 and older. For runners under the age of 12, the runner must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the race. http://www.gmaa.net/schedule.php?raceid=PUMP2019

May 4, 2019, Introduction to Trout Fishing
Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury, VT. This clinic will teach the basics of fishing for trout using a standard fishing rod known as ‘spin casting gear.’ Participants will learn they don’t need fancy gear to fish for Vermont’s premiere cold-water fish. Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the programs will take place outside. All seminars are free, and participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks or meal. Please send an e-mail to corey.hart@vermont.gov  or call the office staff at 802-828-1000 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

May 5, Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast itching for spring then be sure to check out the nineteenth annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on Sunday, May 5, in Rockingham, Vermont, presented by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society. Herrick’s Cove, on the Connecticut River, hosts one of the most popular festivals in the area, with organizers reporting close to 2,000 people normally attending. The festival includes a turtle walk with herpetologist Jim Andrews, a bug walk with Michael Sabourin, live hawks and owls, bird banding, a butterfly program, fishing activities with the department’s Let’s Go Fishing program, and several exhibits about fish and wildlife. https://amasvt.org/herricks-cove-wildlife-festival

May 10-12, 2019, Spring Migration Birding Weekend
Early May is perhaps the most exciting time of year for bird watching, being at the heart of spring migration, and the serene forest surrounding Blueberry Hill Inn is a perfect place to enjoy this spectacle. Migrant birds will be flooding into the area, and we’ll watch the frenzy of bird activity as they refuel from their long journeys, and sing their hearts out to set up territories and attract mates. Birding will be led by Dr. David Hof, an expert birder, ornithologist, and overall fun bird guide. We’ll watch nesting herons and loons, and see raptors, owls, and scores of colorful warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, orioles, vireos, and more. We’ll likely find over 100 species in total during the weekend, including more than 20 warbler species. This is a great way to hone your birding skills, learn a ton about bird migration, behavior, and ecology, and to simply have fun with other bird enthusiasts. https://blueberryhillinn.com/birds/

May 11, 2019, Girls on the Run VT Central 5K
Over 1,000 girls, coaches, family members and friends of GOTR will lace up their shoes at Castleton University and take part in a 5K to support and celebrate the girls' completion of their 10-week life skills and empowerment program. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, Girls on the Run inspires Vermont girls in 3rd - 8th grade to define their lives on their own terms through lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, physical and mental development. Participating in a Girls on the Run 5K gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize even the seemingly impossible is possible. http://gotrvt.org/central-5k/

May 12, 2018, Girls on the Run VT Southern 5K
Presented by Against the Grain Gourmet, our 2018 Girls on the Run Southern 5k is unlike any other running event. It is a community celebration of Girl Power and the successful completion of our ten week Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole empowerment program. By the day of the 5k, the girls’ enthusiasm is so unbridled that they are running around before the race! Positive energy abounds as the girls dance to warm-up music, get their hair “happied” and faces painted, and wearing tutus and capes they gather with their teammates to hold hands and head to the starting line. Each 5k participant who crosses the finish line will be rewarded with a medal or ribbon. With each GOTR girl proudly wearing the number “1” on her bib, our 5k is a non-competitive event that creates memories to last a lifetime! http://gotrvt.org/southern-5k/

May 12, 2019, Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Vermonters are invited to join Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s lead botanist Bob Popp for a Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Stranahan Town Forest in Marshfield. Popp will be leading the walk along with Annie Reed, chair of the Marshfield Conservation Commission and biology instructor at Vermont Community College, on Sunday, May 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The walk is free and space is limited to the first 25 people who register at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.

May 17-19, 2019, Women’s Weekend Retreat
A special weekend for women to gather, retreat, rest, engage and feel inspired. Massage, hiking, yoga, saunas, music and more. This is a weekend for you; you may participate as little or as much as you like. Meals will be communal gatherings around our farmhouse tables featuring local and seasonal food as available. . The focus will be on healthy and nourishing foods with some special treats included as well. Herbal tea will be plentiful. Dietary restrictions honored with advance notice. Blueberry Hill does not have a liquor license. You are welcome to BYOB as you like. https://blueberryhillinn.com/womens-weekend/

May 17, 2019, Introduction to Fishing for Panfish with Artificial Lures
Friday, May 17, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Lake Paran, Bennington, VT. Panfish are the smaller fish species that fit in a pan, including pumpkinseed and bluegill sunfish, perch, rock bass, and crappie. They’re easy to catch and tasty to eat! The clinic will focus on catching these species using artificial lures – perfect for people interested in taking the next step from a basic hook and worm! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the programs will take place outside. All seminars are free, and participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks or meal. Please send an e-mail to corey.hart@vermont.gov  or call the office staff at 802-828-1000 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

May 18, 2019, Dandelion Run @ Derby Beach House
1, 2, 4, 6.2, and 13.1 mile run A competitive and recreational half marathon (with shorter 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. It’s May! It’s Time to Run! Just for the Fun of It. http://kingdomgames.co/

May 18, World Migratory Bird Day
The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Previously known as International Migratory Bird Day, this year marks the 26th annual celebration. Saturday's events will begin with an early morning walk on the Maquam / Black Creek trails at 5:30 am. At 7:30 am we'll meet at the refuge headquarter building to get a headcount for lunch and to break into groups. For more information, visit http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/calendar/

May 18, Full Moon Paddle
@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. It seems that ice-out will be later than last year, which gives us even MORE time to prepare for the open water. At NorthWoods we are sharpening our paddle blades and assessing the fleet of canoes for the fast approaching paddling season. This May, we are offering a full moon paddle to kick off the warm Vermont months. Let’s meet up at the NorthWoods Lodge to gear up and then head down to the Clyde River! http://www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/event/full-moon-paddle/

May 18, 2019, Champlain Bridge 5K
Join us for a scenic 5K cross country course as we continue to enjoy the trails, roads, and fields and the beauty of our shared bridge. https://racewire.com/register.php?id=10349

May 18, 2019, 4th Annual Richard's Ride
Richard’s Ride brings the entire RTF community together to celebrate Richard’s life as well as his enthusiasm for cycling and all that it adds to our lives. Richard’s Ride has something for everyone: from short family rides, to mountain bike trail rides, to road rides from 15 to 70 miles. http://www.richardtomfoundation.com/

May 24 - 25, 2019, Vermont City Marathon Sport & Fitness Expo
Interact with thousands of sport and fitness enthusiasts at this successful two-day Expo! https://www.vermontcitymarathon.org/resources/expo/

May 24 - 26, Total Archery Challenge
Pico Mountain Resort, 73 Alpine Dr, Mendon, VT 05701. Yeti Total Archery Challenge fueled by MTN OPS is coming to Killington/Pico, Vermont for FOUR days and is bringing you the greatest outdoor 3D archery experience in the nation. We work hard to provide a fun, family friendly environment where everyone can enjoy the great sport of archery. It’s like we always say, “Life… Its Better with a Bow!” This is the one archery event you do not want to miss. All adult participants that pre-register online will get an awesome event t-shirt, 5 raffle tickets and an extra entry to win a Prime or Quest bow (Target bows are not included). https://totalarcherychallenge.com/events/killington-pico-vt/

May 25, Birding the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail with Bird Diva Bridget Butler
We’ll meet at the terminus in Richford and explore the trail heading toward Berkshire which is known as one of the birding hotspots along the trail. Guide, Bird Diva Bridget Butler will provide binoculars for participants who don’t own their own or would like to try something new. And, she’ll help us identify birds along the way during the spring migration here in Vermont. Space is limited so please register in advance. We’ll meet at the parking area at the end of the Rail Trail on Troy Street in Richford. 7:30-10 am. Please register by contacting the Richford Conservation Commission at richfordconservation@gmail.com.

May 26, 2019, People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon
Burlington, VT - https://www.vermontcitymarathon.org/

May 26, 2019, Barton,VT Demolition Derby
4 and 6 Cylinder Demolition Derby at the Orleans County Fair. Vermont's Orleans County Fair, 278 Roaring Brook Rd, Barton, Vermont 05822 https://www.facebook.com/events/2302746439941282/

May 29, 2019, Fish Processing
Wednesday, May, 29, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Ferrisburgh, VT. Learn how to catch your own dinner! The program will focus on how to cut up a variety of fish species quickly, easily, and safely, as well as how to safely store just-caught fish to keep it fresh for eating. Veteran anglers may also learn a few tricks to make processing fish easier and more efficient, as well as ways to maximize the amount of meat harvested from each fish. Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the programs will take place outside. All seminars are free, and participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks or meal. Please send an e-mail to corey.hart@vermont.gov  or call the office staff at 802-828-1000 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

May 31, 2019, Introduction to Fishing
Friday May 31, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Bomoseen State Park, Castleton, VT. This clinic is great for beginners and families looking to get started fishing. Participants will learn about Vermont fish species, different styles of fishing, aquatic ecology, and fish habitat. (While the clinic is free, a park day use fee is required to enter the park.) Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the programs will take place outside. All seminars are free, and participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks or meal. Please send an e-mail to corey.hart@vermont.gov  or call the office staff at 802-828-1000 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

May 31 - June 2, Bow Fishing Tournament
Pelkey's Archery Inc. · Saint Albans, VT Cash Payout !! 1st Place $750 2nd Place $400 3rd Place $200 T-shirt for all participants Door Prizes and Food at Official Weigh-In!! Bow Fishing Tournament Friday, May 31st (2pm) – Sunday , June 2nd (12pm), 2019 Team Division (up to 4 people/one boat, 5 biggest carp) and Big Fish Pot Individual Division (heaviest carp) Fee: Team $70 / Big Fish Pot $20Registration: e-mail - register@pelkeysarchery.com  phone - (802)524-2582 Deadline: Friday , May 31st, 2019 @ 2pm Official Weigh-in at Pelkey’s Archery Sunday, by 12pm sharp! Saturday weigh-in available 12pm to 2pm. Great Fun for all ages. http://www.pelkeysarchery.com/


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June 2019

June 1, National Trails Day
https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/

June 1, 2019, Girls on the Run, Northern VT 5k Celebration
Presented by People’s United Bank, our 2018 Girls on the Run Northern 5k is unlike any other running event. It is a community celebration of Girl Power and the successful completion of our ten week Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole empowerment program. By the day of the 5k, the girls’ enthusiasm is so unbridled that they are running around before the race! Positive energy abounds as the girls dance to warm-up music, get their hair “happied” and faces painted, and wearing tutus and capes they gather with their teammates to hold hands and head to the starting line. Each 5k participant who crosses the finish line will be rewarded with a medal or ribbon. With each GOTR girl proudly wearing the number “1” on her bib, our 5k is a non-competitive event that creates memories to last a lifetime! http://gotrvt.org/northern-5k/

June 1, Trek to Taste on the Trails of Woodstock, VT.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Trek to Taste, an annual celebration of trails, local food, and healthy living will be hosted at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park and Billings Town Park. Guided walks start at 10:30 and noon, or grab a map and venture out on your own. Choose from several hike options and along the way sample free, delicious foods from local producers. Enjoy family games, arts and crafts, demonstrations, an ice cream social, music and more. This free event is co-sponsored many community organizations. For more information on the event visit www.nps.gov/mabi  and select Trek to Taste or call (802) 457-3368 ext. 222.

June 1 - Craftsbury Beer Run
- a point to point trail and dirt road half marathon from the Center to Hill Farmstead Brewery. Race entries raise money for WonderArts, specifically their Farm to Kids’ Table program. You'll pass through the fields and forests of Vermont's working landscape, through sugarbush, dairies, woodlots and more en route to the finish line at Hill Farmstead. Your first beer is on us, as is post-race picnic by the Craftsbury General Store. When you're adequately refueled, refreshed and ready to get your car, hope aboard a shuttle that will take you back to Craftsbury and your vehicle. Hard to imagine a better day of running! $75 entry, Online registration only - AND WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF ENTRIES (100!) Sign up now! https://www.craftsbury.com/running/running-events/craftsbury-beer-run/

June 2, 2019, Onion River Race and Ramble
The Race and Ramble has grown to be the largest downriver race in Vermont. The 10.5 mile race spans a beautiful stretch of the river from Bolton to Richmond. Want to paddle but not race? Be a Rambler. Want to paddle as a family? Sign up for the Youth/Family class. Want to race but don't have a long or fancy boat? Join one of the Recreational classes. And of course, there are classes for the fast and furious! Registration opens on April 1. Head on over to our Facebook event to express interest. Additional details will be posted there and on our website. https://winooskiriver.org/race-overview.php

June 7 - 8, 2019, Tour de Kingdom
We offer a “full plate” of cycling on carefully selected back roads of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Our offerings have grown over the years. Three days of fully supported rides in June and a shorter, Fly to Pie, Doin the Dirt at the end of September. Do one day or do them all. New to the Tour these past couple of years is The Moose which offers a great opportunity for fine, fast riding on some of the smoothest, most beautiful, and most “car hungry” roads in Vermont. Wrapping up the season is our Fly to Pie – Kingdom Marathon. It’s a “vista riddled” 26-mile bike (and running) race on dirt roads through “the gut” of the Kingdom to Parker Pie in West Glover. All the pizza you can eat, a great band, and a cash bar with local beer on tap including Hill Farmstead. http://kingdomgames.co/tour-de-kingdom/

June 7-9, 2019, Hope on the Rise
Tall Timber Lodge in Pittsburg, NH. - Hope on the Rise offers free weekend fly fishing retreats to women at any stage, and with any type of cancer. Our mission is to provide women cancer survivors an opportunity to join other women in learning to fly fish, while finding hope and healing in a safe, natural environment. https://hopeontherise.org/

June 7 - 9, 2019, Strolling of the Heifers Weekend
Gallery Walk & Street Festival, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Main Street and the River Garden, Food, music, dancing and fun at our annual downtown block party!, The Strolling of the Heifers Parade, 10 a.m. sharp, up Main Street. The heifers lead the parade, so don’t be late! NO DOGS, PLEASE! Pre-parade entertainment!, Famous Farmers Breakfast, Tour de Heifer, Vermont’s most challenging dirt road cycling rides — 15, 30 or 60 miles (plus family-friendly 3-mile Round Mountain hike) Beginning and ending at Lilac Ridge Farm, W. Brattleboro. https://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/our-parade-and-weekend/

June 7-9, 2019 - Wise Souls Retreat, Readsboro, Vermont
Join this group of wise souls in creating a place and feeling of unity and healing for the earth and us to move forward and help spread love in this realm and in your own lives. You will be treated to meditation classes, massages, yoga classes, creativity workshop, fire circle and so much more. Shared accommodations for those traveling to Vermont are included, as well as some meals. Then join us in the picturesque setting of the Southern Green Mountains! For pricing and registration information please visit: https://magicalearthwomen.com/retreats/wise-souls/

June 8, Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day
Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, Bass Opener both on Free Fishing Day.
Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8 this year, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season. Free Fishing Day in Vermont also will be celebrated at the “Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival,” to be held at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station at 14 Bell Hill Road in Grand Isle. The festival will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Designed for young anglers and families, this exciting event offers basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in a hatchery pond. No prior fishing experience is needed, and Vermont Fish & Wildlife will be supplying fishing rods, reels and bait for use by participants. The festival will also highlight the updated Ed Weed Fish Culture Station visitor center, so fishing festival participants will be able to see the educational exhibits and learn how to identify Lake Champlain fish species in the exhibit aquariums. Vermont’s regular bass season also opens on June 8, marking the start of some of the hottest bass fishing action in the northeast. The season opens each year on the second Saturday in June and extends through the last day of November. www.vtfishandwildlife.com

June 8, 2019 White River Open Fly Fishing Tournament
The White River Open is a fly fishing only tournament, intended to be a fun and exciting way to promote Vermont's White River! $25 - Adults $15 - Youth. Registration is through our email address - wrofft@gmail.com . https://www.facebook.com/pg/White-River-Open-Fly-Fishing-Tournament-641158929253020/about/

June 8, Rutland Ramble Triathlon
Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center and Rutland Recreation Department bring you The Rutland Ramble. Ramble (noun): A leisurely excursion for pleasure. Climb - Mountain Bike - Trail Run, Self-Supported Triathlon, Individual and Team options open to all ages. Beginning at 8:00 AM with climbing at GMRCC. Climb: Choose between climbing 250 feet (10 climbs) or 500 feet (20 climbs). The climbing grade is each participant’s choice. Each climber needs their own belayer approved through the gym. Need a belayer? Let us know or see the registration confirmation email for more information. Mountain Bike: Make your own way to Pine Hill Park to complete one or two laps of our approximately 5k course. Trail Run: Immediately following the bike portion, hop on the trail to run one or two laps of the 5k trail run course. https://www.facebook.com/events/425457084908325/

June 8-9, 2019, Spring 25/15 CTR&D & 50/25 Endurance
June 8, 25- and 15-Mile Competitive Trail Ride & Drive: The first day of the weekend is an ECTRA-sanctioned competitive trail ride and drive. Learn more about the sport at www.ectra.org. There will be 25- and 15-mile divisions. The day starts early, with breakfast at 5:30 and riders starting at 6:30am. June 9, 50-Mile Endurance, 25-Mile Limited Distance Endurance & 15-Mile Endurance Introductory Ride: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e45a8aa2aa2fb6-spring1

June 14 - 16, 2019, 40th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival
The 40th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival is Father’s Day Weekend - June 14th, 15th, 16th 2019. Featuring up to 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled throughout the weekend and additional tethered rides during the day, attendees can enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and more than 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include Euro Bungee, a Rock Climbing wall, bounce house and more. And a variety of festival favorites and new food offerings with local healthy options and a beer, spirit and wine garden are planned. https://www.quecheeballoonfestival.com/

June 14 - 16, 2019, B3 Fest: Bikes, Brews & Beats
Various locations throughout Stowe, VT, The B3 Fest – Bikes, Brews & Beats is an annual celebration of Vermont mountain biking, craft beverages and music. This three-day, town-wide festival offers family-friendly events, food and drink specials, live music, group rides and more. During B3 Fest weekend, area bike shops will host mountain bike group rides throughout town, which start from and end at participating B3 Fest venues. All group rides are free to the public. Group rides will include: Secret Safari Ride (advanced) Sterling Valley Ride (intermediate), Relaxed Social Ride (beginner). https://www.gostowe.com/event/b3-fest-bikes-brews-beats/

June 15, 2019, YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga's Centennial Celebration
Community Open House from 10am to 2pm at Camp Hochelaga, 34 Hochelaga Road, South Hero VT, 05486. Fun for the whole family, camp tours, games, free barbecue lunch and cake included! Join us in celebrating 100 years of empowering girls and women. Visit https://ywcavt.org/centennial-celebration/  for more information. 

June 15, 2019, Switchback Bike for the Lake
Do your part for clean water, get some great exercise, connect with friends, and experience some inspiring scenery in Vermont and New York at Friends of Northern Lake Champlain’s annual event! This year, they are featuring a century ride, as well as loops of 80, 60, and 30 miles along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. A rolling start for all riders and all distances between 7:00am and 10:00am. BBQ will start at 11:30am and end at 4:30pm. Funds raised from this event will support the work of FNLC on projects to prevent nutrient pollution and ensure that we will continue to enjoy this natural treasure for many generations to come. Location: Knight’s Point State Park. $65/pp, register online. https://www.friendsofnorthernlakechamplain.org/event/bfl-2019/

June 15, The Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center Opens for the Summer, Open House
Open House with a special presentation by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Biologist, Lael Will. Lael has done work for fisheries across the country and has been working with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department since 2012. Notably, part of Lael’s work focuses on monitoring several migrating fish species that use the fish ladder in Bellows Falls including the American eel, Sea Lamprey, and American Shad. From 11 to 12, Lael will give a presentation about her work and share her knowledge surrounding migrating fish species in Vermont and will be available to answer questions from visitors. In the afternoon join us for a World of Owls program presented by our Senior Environmental Educator Jay DeGregorio from 2 - 2:45. This program is geared towards the whole family, young and old! Learn about what makes these often nocturnal raptors so special. From silent flight to night-time sight, these birds of prey who call Vermont home are truly magnificent! Get a chance to check-out some great hands-on owl biofacts and ask Jay all about owls. Learn more at www.nature-museum.org.

June 22, 2019, The Catamount Ultra Marathon
The Catamount Ultra Marathon starts and finishes at beautiful Trapp Family Lodge outside of Stowe VT. The 25k course is primarily wide, hard-packed dirt trail. Rolling through highland pastures and hardwood forest complete with maple sugar tap lines in place and ready for the spring "run", this course is not to be missed. Our course circumnavigates the incredibly well maintained and protected Trapp Family Lodge trail system at the foot of Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. To complete the 50k course, runners will complete the 25k loop, two times. There is an 9 hour racer cutoff. https://www.catamountultra.com/race-info.html

June 22, 2019, Kingdom Heritage Trail Official Opening
9am in Downtown Island Pond. Join us for the official opening of the Kingdom Heritage Trail system as we celebrate a truly collaborative two decade effort to construct over 20-miles of remote hiking trail in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Partner organizations, volunteers, and officials will be on hand and the public is invited to attend to learn more about this incredible new trail resource and join us on a series of guided hikes to introduce the new routes. Opening remarks at 9am in downtown Island Pond at the covered footbridge. Guided hikes start at 10 am. 4 pm apres-hike gathering at the Essex House. Maps, snacks, prizes & partner info. Where – Island Pond behind the Railroad Station. 23 miles long, 20 years in the making Hiking, Snowshoeing, Skiing & Traditional Uses. https://www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/event/kingdom-heritage-trail-opening-celebration/

June 22, 2019, Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal & RiverFest
The Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal takes place on Saturday, June 22 in Richford, Vermont. This family-friendly event combines 6.5 miles of paddling down a Wild and Scenic section of the Missisquoi River and 5 miles of cycling on the nearby Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail. https://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/get-involved/missisquoi-paddle-pedal/

June 22, Kingdom Heritage Trail Opening Celebration
9am-4pm, Free. Join us for the official opening of the Kingdom Heritage Trail system as we celebrate a truly collaborative two decade effort to construct over 20-miles of remote hiking trail in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Partner organizations, volunteers, and officials will be on hand and the public is invited to attend to learn more about this incredible new trail resource and join us on a series of guided hikes to introduce the new routes. Opening remarks at 9am in downtown Island Pond at the covered footbridge. Guided hikes start at 10 am. 4 pm apres-hike gathering at the Essex House Tavern. Maps, snacks, prizes, partner info. Location: Covered Footbridge, Island Pond. Contact: 802-723-6551, events@northwoodscenter.org www.northwoodscenter.org 

June 22, 2019, Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride
Bridgewater Corners - Formerly known as the Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive, the 9th Annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing offers multiple routes for cycling and mountain biking, plus a kid-friendly 5K bike ride and more. Whether cycling on the 100-mile, 60-mile or 40-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K bike ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride. All courses start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride at the brewery, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed. https://www.localmotion.org/vt_adaptive_charity_ride_2019

June 22 - 23, 2019 - Ditch Pickle Classic Fly Fishing Tournament
Lake Champlain, Swanton, VT "Catch-Photo-Release" is open to anglers of all ages and skill levels. You don't need a big fancy bass boat to fish the DPC either! Kayaks, canoes and motor boats are all permitted. The DPC is a team event and we make every effort to pair people up with team mates and fill empty seats in boats. Each team will have 1-3 anglers and, if you want to be a 1-man team, you will be responsible for the team entry fee of $100. If you are your own 1-man team, you must still have a co-rider to assist with photographic documentation of your catch! We're allowing more than 1 team to fish from a boat as long as it's within reason. www.fishthepickle.com

June 23, Mountaintop Birding at Jay Peak Resort
6 AM, A unique opportunity to experience the birds that breed on mountaintops in our region, including the rare and elusive Bicknell's Thrush. We'll ride the tram to the top of Jay Peak and spend some time birding the mountain before returning by tram to the base for breakfast at the Clubhouse Grille. Cost of the tram ride is included in fee, folks will pay for breakfast separately. Folks taking the van from St. Albans will meet at 6 am. If you'll be meeting us there, please arrive by 7:15 to make our scheduled tram ride at 7:30 am. Registration is required for programs offered by the St. Albans Recreation Department in St. Albans, Vermont. The fee is $40 residents/$52 non-residents. Please call the Recreation Department at 524-1500 x266 to sign up for individual walks! Limit to 15 participants. We have space in the van leaving from St. Albans for 10 people. When registering please note whether you will need to ride in the van, or would like to meet the group there. https://www.facebook.com/events/344924379716287/

June 23-27, 2019, 9th Annual Vermont TU Trout Camp
Campers (age 13-16) will be introduced to the basics of fly fishing through a series of fun and engaging outdoor activites. Participants will learn from some of Vermont’s most accomplished fly anglers and conservationists. Fly fishing skills covered will include casting, knot craft, fly selection and tying, reading the water, presentation and safe wading. Campers will learn about fish biology, fish habitat and stream ecology as well as aquatic entomology. We’ll explore some of the issues around fishing etiquette and ethics, as well as the conservation issues facing our cold water fisheries. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to participate in a local TU conservation project. Campers will have ample opportunity to test their newly acquired skills while fishing the upper Connecticut River and nearby ponds, hopefully catching lots of fish! Jackson’s Lodge is a family owned three season lodge, originally dating back to 1926. It is nestled in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom on the eastern shore of Lake Wallace. Campers and Counselors will stay in Jackson’s well kept 3 season cabins. Camp registration includes all meals, beginning with dinner on Sunday and ending with a BBQ lunch on Thursday (some lunches may be in the field). http://www.vermonttroutcamp.com/about/

June 29, 2019, Vermont Gran Fondo
The Vermont Gran Fondo was born from the cumulative passion of a group of local cyclists looking for a more challenging local event. Most of the Addison County based cycling events were geared towards recreational cyclists looking for a more relaxed ride and because this segment was fairly well accommodated for, it was time for something else in the mix. The VTGF was inspired by the mystic of the LAMB, a local term for the bucket list 4 gap ride to conquer Lincoln Gap (Rated the steepest paved mile in the US), Appalachian Gap, Middlebury Gap and the Brandon Gap: not necessarily in that order. Our inaugural event set the standard at 100+ miles climbing 10,000+ ft over predominately paved roads but, always some level of dirt roads: it is Vermont after all. The VTGF is truly a challenge. Ride it if you can. http://vermontgranfondo.com/about-vermont-gran-fondo/

June 30, Paddle and Picnic
Join the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee as they paddle the Missisquoi River from the Canadian border to Richford (water levels permitting), and enjoy a provided picnic along the way! For more information and to register visit www.vtwsr.org.  Free, meet-up location TBD.

June 30, 2019, Champ's Challenge for CF
Come Ride the 12th Annual Champ's Challenge for CF At Basin Harbor Club, 4800 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes Vermont 05491. Since the first ride in 2007 the event has raised over $100,000, which has directly helped children and adults with cystic fibrosis to lead a more active lifestyle and enjoy a better quality of health, physically and psychosocially. With your tremendous participation and fundraising support, the CFLF awarded the 1,000th CF Recreation Grant this year bringing the lifetime total of direct assistance to patients to more than $500,000 in direct assistance. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/NDMzODM=/34868

July 2019


July 16, Sunset & Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10. In the heat of the summer we invite you to take some paddle strokes with us as the sun closes out the day with a fiery show of brilliance and the full moon rises. The Clyde River hosts diverse wildlife such as osprey, trout, salmon, perch, and beavers as well as various other bird and aquatic plant species. We look forward to enjoying the hum of the evening with you. We will meet at the NorthWoods Lodge before heading down to the River! Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT. Contact: 802-723-6551, events@northwoodscenter.org www.northwoodscenter.org

July 18, River of Light
Full Moon Paddle on the Winooski River. Get your friends and family together to start planning your lighting scheme for the 3rd River of Light: Paddling by the Light of the Moon on July 18th, 2019. We will meet at the Heineberg Bridge Access (on the Colchester side of the Rt 127 bridge over the Winooski River) at 7:00 PM. Participants will leave their boats and drive their cars to the Colchester Point Fishing Access. There participants will organize self-shuttles to come back to the put in. The goal is to launch at sunset and paddle the 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain. All paddlers must wear a properly fitted PFD. All paddlers must be facing forward or in the case of a row boat, there must be a passenger in the bow, facing forward. https://winooskiriver.org/river-of-light-moonlight-paddle.php

July 18-21, Harley’s Iron Adventure Run
The 2019 Iron Adventure Rally of New England will be July 18 – 20 at the Okemo Ski Resort in Ludlow, Vermont. From there you can tour Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory, the Vermont Country Store, or the many cheese stores, sugar houses, and wineries – all with tastings. But the best part is the riding. From the curvy and steep mountain passes with names like Sherburne Pass, Lincoln Gap, and Smugglers Notch, to the majestic views of the Green Mountains. Add the on-site entertainment and there will truly be something for everyone, including a few surprises. We hope to see you in Vermont! https://www.gardenstatehogchapter.com/welcome/event/iron-adventure-ne-regional-hog-rally-ludlow-vt/

July 19-21, 2019, The Vermont 100
The Vermont 100 has one of the sport’s richest histories as one of America’s oldest 100 milers, and is part of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. All proceeds support Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports. Featuring unrelenting rollers that add up to 17,000 feet of climbing, the VT100 winds its way over country roads, through forested trails, and alongside breathtaking views of the southern Green Mountains. 400 RUNNERS, 70 HORSES, 17,000 VERTICAL, 30 HOURS. https://vermont100.com/

July 20, 2019, Goshen Gallop
Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen, VT., Since 1978 the Goshen Gallop has invited runners from across Vermont and around the world, seeking to take the road less traveled. Hosted by the iconic Blueberry Hill Inn, in the heart of the spectacular Green Mountain National Forest… participants can tackle either the famous 10.2K— or the equally awesome, but more merciful 5K run. Runners looking for an exceptional backcountry course find it here… in the Moosalmoo National Recreation Area. From a natural obstacle course to a stunning surprise view from the south end of Hogback Mountain, the Gallop’s elevation profile and rugged terrain have earned the race the nickname “the toughest 10k in New England.” Then there’s the victory party. Revel in a relaxed post-race barbecue, enjoy spirited live music, and freewheeling pond dipping. Camp out or stay over at the Inn if you like, and continue the festivities with a bonfire post-party. http://goshengallop.com/

July 25, 2019, Pathfinders Workshop for Veterans
at 5:30 PM at Stable Connections, Equine Assisted Therapy. This is an innovative workshop for active or retired military personal using horses to heal. It is designed to provide a fun & safe arena to explore emotions as they relate to life. The relationship being built through this effort helps military personnel connect with their emotions. Stable Connections, offers a safe and tranquil place that can encourage change by expanding awareness of one's personal healing process. The experience of working with horses facilitates moving to the heart of the problem because horses are so adept at reading body language, the interaction with the horse can provide opportunities to address underlying challenges. https://www.facebook.com/events/2030339107271616/

 

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August 2019

August 3 - 4, 2019, Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival
The 200 members of Dragonheart Vermont members paddle all summer and compete around the region, the country, and the world. We welcome new paddlers through most of the year. SISTERS AT HEART CELEBRATION. Dragonheart Vermont strives to strengthen and empower breast cancer survivors & supporters through the challenging sport of dragon boating instilling in its members the values of teamwork, fitness & community giving. https://dragonheartvermont.org/

August 10-11 2019, Smugglers' Mountain Race
Smugglers' Mountain Race is a weekend of stout mountain runs at their finest. These are extremely challenging sky-run style mountain races located on the rugged slopes and trails of Smugglers' Notch Resort, in Mount Mansfield State Forest! Both races climb to the highest point of land; Madonna Mountain, on the North side of Smugglers' Notch via steep, unforgiving terrain. Loose rock, mud, slippery slopes and long unrelenting climbs with spectacular views should be expected. Two days of races, and two days of fun! Smugglers' Notch Resort is one of the best family resort destinations you will find! In addition to incredible mountain trails, Smuggs offers infinite family fun! While you run, your family will be enjoying a weekend of water parks, zip lining, disc golf, and more! Room rate discount for race participants! https://www.ironwoodadventureworks.com/smugglersmountainrace

 

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September 2019


September 1 - 30, Vermont River Cleanup Month
Many of Vermont's watershed groups and other community organizations organize events to clean up Vermont's rivers, streams and lakes.  Learn about your local watershed group.  Your participation will help make VT River Cleanup Month a success! Watersheds United Vermont helps to coordinate this effort by providing resources to organizers and outreach about VT River Cleanup Month. Together we can make 2016 VT River Cleanup a success! www.watershedsunitedvt.org/vtrivercleanup

September 6-8, 2019, Outdoor Family Weekend
Stillwater State Park, Groton, VT., Outdoor educational experiences for the whole family! Expert instructors begin each class with the basics, providing hands-on experience and encouraging participants to ask questions. The variety of classes includes wildlife, forestry, orienteering and GPS, hiking, fitness, camping skills, kayaking, firearm safety, fishing, and much, much more. This program is a joint effort by UVM Extension and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Forests, Parks and Recreation to promote, address, and instill in the general public a basic understanding of environmental conservation, safety and fun in the out-of-doors. https://www.uvm.edu/extension/outdoorfamily

September 7, Capital River Clean-up
08:30 am - 12:00 pm - Volunteers needed for river clean-ups in the Montpelier/Barre areas. Meet at City Hall in Montpelier at 8:30 AM. http://www.winooskiriver.org/river-clean-up.php

Sep tember 14-15, 2019, Spartan Race Vermont Ultra, Beast & Sprint Weekend
Killington Ski Resort, Killington VT., Welcome to the Birthplace of the Spartan Beast. The Killington, VT Spartan Race has hosted three Spartan World Championship events. If you think you’re among the baddest of the east, we welcome you to come play in what is known as “Joe’s backyard.” This is where Spartan Race was born; and that means anything goes. You can expect steep slopes, off-trail descents, massive climbs, and chilly swims. The wonderful ski-town of Killington welcomes Spartans with open arms. Come see where it all began and witness the menace that gave Spartan Race its roots. Be forewarned though: this course has been known to destroy those not prepared in their mind, body, legs and soul. https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/4812/overview

September 22, 2019, The 10th Annual CircumBurke Trail Challenge
East Burke, VT, NEK Vermont’s epic trail challenge. for bikers and trail runners, organized by Kingdom Trails, Victory Hill Sector and Burke Mountain. +/-26 mile circuit on remote singletrack and logging trails. The two lap 50 mile version, “the CircumBerzerk” is for bikers only. Venue: Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge, 3 Sherburne Lodge Rd, East Burke, VT. https://circumburke.org/

September 28, Westmore Mountain Challenge
All Day, $115/person: 1 day. 5 Mountains. 26 miles. Join us for the third year of this epic mountain challenge that traverses some of the most beautiful trails in the region. Proceeds benefit the NorthWoods Stewardship Center, whose youth crews have helped to build and maintain the trails of the region over the last decades. This event usually fills in less than a month, so make sure to register early! Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT. Contact: 802-723-6551, events@northwoodscenter.orgwww.northwoodscenter.org 

September 29, 2019, The 27th Annual Vermont 50
The Vermont 50 is an annual race held during the last weekend of September at beautiful Mount Ascutney located in West Windsor, Vermont. Net proceeds go to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. A wonderful place where youth and adults with disabilities gain a measure of self confidence and independence by participating in adaptive sports programs and activities year-round. We offer the Vermont 50 mile Mountain Bike Race, the 50 mile Ultra Run, the 50 Km Endurance Run, the 50 mile Team Relay Run and NEW for 2018 a Womens 50 Mile Mountain Bike Relay. On Saturday we have a Kids Fun Bike Ride and Run. http://vermont50.com/


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  October 2019

Oct. 5 - November 1, Vermont’s Archery Deer Season
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November 2019

November 16-23, 2019 - Radiant Enchantress Retreat, El Yunque, Puerto Rico
Retreat with us to Puerto Rico and gain tools to live a life of clarity, purpose and connection! The Radiant Enchantress Retreat will be the yummiest and most peaceful event you will ever experience! We will form a perpetual circle of enchantresses who will support YOU, lift YOU and care for YOU. You will be enveloped in the lush tropical rain forest and the gentle sea breezes will caress your body. When you arrive at the Retreat your stress will slip away as you start to relax and unwind after your journey. During our retreat you will be treated to the organic and locally sourced meals and your sumptuous accommodations with views of the magical gardens and forest. Just imagine waking up to yoga, sinking your toes in the sparkling sand, awaking your inner creative child while you get to release, relax and rejuvenate. You will step out of your day-to-day world and discover tools to create a life of clarity, purpose and connection. More info and registration: https://magicalearthwomen.com/tropical/ 

 

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December 2019

 

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