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Vermont Winter Event

January 31st, 2013 by Kelsey Eaton

Vermont Winter Event in Waterbury

This Vermont winter event is the perfect opportunity to get outside to do something you love, or to try something new. There is a small fee to participate in the event, $10 (or $8 if you’re a member), but the Green Mountain Club’s 17th Annual Snowshoe Festival and Winter Party is to benefit their education programs.

The event consists of guided snowshoe hikes and nature walks around the 40 acres surrounding the Green Mountain Club’s headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont. The tours are tailored towards a variety of skill levels, so if you’re a beginner, don’t be afraid to join in on the fun! This is a great time to learn how to snowshoe and enjoy wintertime. The event will also have tours for intermediate and advanced snowshoers. These hikes will take place from 8:30am-3:00pm.

If staying at the Green Mountain Club’s headquarters is up your alley, here is the list of on-campus workshops:

  • A Bird On Glove demonstration by VINS (with funding from Kettering Family Foundation)
  • Dog Sledding with Anam Cara Siberians
  • Winter Cooking and Camping with South Burlington’s Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Kids’ activities through the Winooski Valley Park District
  • Massages by Jeffery Williams, Certified Massage Therapist
  • North Branch Nature Center’s Animal Tracking
  • How to Dress in Layers and Having Fun with Kids with Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Face-painting with Joy from
  • Snowflake making, snacks, and more!
Later in the day (3:00pm-5:00pm) the winter party will begin! The winter party consists of snacks, hot cocoa, a raffle and silent auction! With the raffle you could win a Concept2 Skierg Nordic Trainer or a Model D Indoor Rower. For more information and to purchase a raffle ticket, visit the Green Mountain Club’s website. Dave Day and Friends will be playing live Irish music during the winter party.
Join the Green Mountain Club on Facebook or visit their website for the full details on this exciting Vermont winter event.

Maple Syrup Lovers Unite! In Vermont. This Weekend.

March 22nd, 2012 by Dennis Shanoff


Vermont is America's # 1 producer of pure organic maple syrup

Guest Blogger:  Dennis Shanoff
Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture


Love Vermont Maple Syrup?  Check out Vermont’s Maple Producers Open House Weekend!

Vermont sure has a whole lot of trees and it is estimated that over 75% of the state is forested. And the biggest percentage of these trees just happens to be of the maple variety.
Well year round these abundant maple trees provide wood and lumber for a variety of products such as wood bowls, cutting boards, wood toys, and of course maple wood furniture.

But come February and March these maple trees are known to produce a very special treat, real Vermont maple syrup! And no wonder with so many sugar maple trees that Vermont is the largest producer of pure organic maple syrup (not a single ingredient added) in the United States. And Vermont’s perfect climate and soil conditions also play a part in our quantity and quality of maple syrup.
So with the maple sugar season in full swing, now is the time to plan to visit Vermont and see first hand what this sugaring is all about! And you can’t beat the upcoming Vermont Maple Open House Weekend (held March 24th and 25th) to experience maple syrup production up close. This is a public celebration of the maple syrup season in Vermont and a great opportunity to visit one or more sugarhouses and see just how the clear sap of the maple tree is transformed into a delicious golden syrup.

See you at the Sugar House!