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Recent Stories

  1. Think You Could Paddle the Longest Canoe Trail in the Northeast?

    Paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail end-to-end means navigating twenty-two rivers, fifty-eight lakes, and over a dozen watersheds, ducking into Canada and traversing wide swaths of backcountry. Think you could do it?

  2. How to Make Your Life Adventure Ready

    It's not always easy, but if you use these simple, tested techniques to keep your life adventure prepped, you'll be able to get out the door (and into the backcountry) with minimal fuss.

  3. SUP in Burlington: The Best Spots to Get on the Water

    With Lake Champlain lapping at its shores, and a handful of rivers and reservoirs close by, SUP in Burlington is a paddler's dream.

  4. Mount Mansfield: The Man, The Moose, The Legend

    Vermont's highest peak, Mount Mansfield, offers epic snow, fascinating folklore, amazing hikes, and endless views of the countryside.

  5. Burlington's New Police Chief is a Badass

    If you want to meet Burlington's new Police Chief, look outside—he's an avid ice climber, skier and cyclist, and is getting to know the local scene.

  6. 7 Reasons to Ditch the No-Snow Blues in Burlington

    The no-snow blues in Burlington are making it a tough go. Here are some helpful hints to keep you thinking positively until the flakes fall.

  7. 5 Incredible Ice Climbing Spots Near Burlington

    From the frozen waterfalls at Smuggler's Notch, to the steep pitches of Lake Willoughby, here's your guide to the best ice climbing spots near Burlington.

  8. Why One Percent for the Planet Has Made Burlington Their Home

    With a new home base and director, One Percent for the Planet is poised for growth in a place where the work-life balance really does matter.

  9. An Inside Look at Vermont's Finest Mountain Rescue Team

    The Stowe Mountain Rescue Team is an accomplished and highly-skilled group of skiers, paddlers, and mountaineers that's been dedicated to mountain safety for over thirty years.

  10. From Crib to Rock: How to Get Your Kids Climbing in Vermont

    Anyone who is a climber knows that once you become a parent, your climbing routine changes a bit. Here's how to embrace the change and get your kids climbing near Burlinton, VT.

  11. 5 of the Best Climbing Areas Close to Burlington

    A guide to some of the most easily accessible, fun, and varied climbing areas close to Burlington, Vermont.

  12. West Side Story: Hiking and Skiing the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail on Mount Washington

    Hiking and skiing the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail in the winter is a formidable task. Here's how to do it well.

  13. The Best Skiing in Vermont: 5 Must-Visit Resorts Close to Burlington

    From the steep slopes of Stowe, to the powder stashes of Mad River Glen, here's your guide to the best skiing in Vermont close to Burlington.

  14. The Lowdown on the Longest Running Winter Adventure Race in America

    Traversing through the winter woods of Bolton Valley, Vermont, there is arguably no other race in North America like the Frigid Infliction.

  15. How to Score Ski Deals Like A Local in Burlington

    Sometimes all you need to score ski deals like a local is a little insider knowledge. Here's how to do it properly in Burlington.

  16. Vermont Maple Syrup for Athletes: An UnTapped Superfood

    Founded in 2014 on the slopes of a tiny ski hill in Vermont, Untapped is an energy food company that's making waves with its pure, maple-based products.

  17. 5 Great Ways to Get Outside on Black Friday in Burlington

    Forgo the hordes of shoppers and get outside on Black Friday to find your own holiday tradition in the great outdoors.

  18. 6 Winter Running Tips from Ultra-Runner Aliza Lapierre

    Snow running can be a challenge. Use these winter running tips from ultra-runner, Aliza Lapierre, to make runs in the snow more fun.

  19. Meet Kel Rossiter: Climber, Skier, and Adventure Guide Extraordinaire

    Kel Rossiter is a down-to-earth mountain man with sky's-the-limit ambitions. Here's why he became a guide and chose Vermont as his homebase.

  20. 5 Amazing Hikes in Vermont with Stunning Foliage Views

    New England is famous for it's beautiful fall colors. Here are five hikes in Vermont with spectacular views of fall colors near Burlington.

  21. Pro Cyclist Ted King on Why Riding in Vermont Is as Good as It Gets

    Pro road racer Ted King shares why he loves riding in Vermont, his favorite routes, and biking tips and tricks for when you hit the road.

  22. 4 of the Best Swimming Holes Near Burlington

    Even though summers in Vermont are short, the days can be pretty hot. Check out these swimming holes near Burlington to stay cool.

  23. The Best Trail Running in Burlington with Ultra-Runner Nick Yardley

    Julbo President and ultra-runner, Nick Yardley, talks trail running in Burlington—including the best trails and why they are great.

  24. Summer, Singletrack, and the Best Mountain Bike Fests in Vermont

    If you haven’t sampled the huge variety of cross-country, enduro, and DH trails here, check out one of these summer bike fests in Vermont and make mountain biking in the Green Mountain State a regular event.

  25. 5 Family-Friendly Adventures in Burlington

    Getting the kids outside helps to get you outside. Here are five family-friendly adventures in Burlington to help you along the way.