June 6th, 2013 by Kelsey Eaton
Summertime in Vermont is unlike anything else. I went to college here for 4 years before getting to enjoy a Vermont summer, and it certainly changed my perspective of this state. I’ve always known that Vermont was great for a variety of reasons: the sense of community, the foliage, the beer… but what I didn’t recognize before was the beautiful shift that happens when the weather transitions from the springtime rain (or snow) to the summertime sun. Anyone whose spent time here in the summer months knows what I’m talking about.
Vermont really comes alive in the summer. Besides the fact that you get to see your friends and neighbors that you might not have seen in a while (Vermonters are a lot like bears in that they love to hibernate through the colder months), you also get to do so many fun things that you can’t do here in the winter. You can even go outside without having to layer on your hat, boots, fuzzy mittens, parka, and snowsuit! ; )
‘Vermont Days’ is a reminder of just that. During ‘Vermont Days,’ which runs from June 8th to June 9th, Vermonters get to enjoy 2 days of free access to all of the things that make summers here so awesome: fishing, swimming, state parks, historical sites, and the VT history museum! You can’t really beat that.
For more information on Vermont Days 2013 (such as help finding a local fishing hot-spot, state park, or historical site near you) visit: www.vermontdays.com
Now gather your family or your friends, get moving, and get outside! : )
June 4th, 2012 by Kelsey Eaton
By Heather Barrett
Here at Vermont Woods Studios, we deeply appreciate our outdoor playground that is the Green Mountain State. Our terrain allows us to partake in a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing, and relaxing in the shade of large trees. Vermont is home to 284 lakes, over 7,000 miles of streams, and 52 state parks.
The State of Vermont has created an annual event known as "Vermont Days," that provides a weekend of opportunities for Vermonters and visitors to explore the vast outdoor recreational activities Vermont has to offer. Vermont Days is opening up State Park day areas, state-owned historic sites, and the Vermont History Museum, for a free of charge weekend.
One event of the weekend includes joining Governor Peter Shumlin for the grand opening of the interactive, multi-media exhibit at the Calvin Coolidge Museum & Historic Site on Saturday, June 9. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States, and grew up in rural Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The event will begin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and will continue with a day-long celebration. Activities include free tours of the museum, cheese & wine tasting at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, old-time country music, and much, much more.
Also on the weekend agenda is Vermont's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 9. This is a once a year chance for Vermont residents and visitors to discover Vermont's high quality fresh water fishing on our pristine lakes, rives, and streams without a fishing license.
Join me in begging Mother Nature for a beautiful Vermont weekend!
Heather Barrett is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.