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Venture Vermont: Dorset Quarry

Picture a secluded swimming hole among the forest. Imagine the sounds of running water, birds chirping, leaves rustling in the cool breeze as you bask in the glory of an Indian summer. Now, go experience it! Believe it or not there truly are places like this that are easily accessible just beyond your back door. The Dorset Quarry may not be deep within the forest, … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Dorset Quarry

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Venture Vermont: Women on Target | Gun Excursion

If you’re going to Venture Vermont, you’re going to try new things & travel off the beaten path. That’s why we decided to venture into the small town of Chester, Vermont to take an all women’s gun course called “Women on Target.” Location Chester Rod and Gun Club | 4352 VT-11 | Chester, VT 05143 Excursion Run by: Gun Supply of Vermont | 94 VT-30, Bondville, VT … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Women on Target | Gun Excursion

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Venture Vermont: West River Farmer’s Market

August 3-9, 2015 is Vermont Open Farms Week. What better way to celebrate locally grown fresh fare than at the farmers market in our own backyard? When May 23 – October 10, 2015 | Every Saturday from 9am-1pm Directions Intersection of Rt.11 and Rt. 100 in Londonderry, VT. See map here. When you arrive, you can park at the Mill House Tavern restaurant right on … Continue reading Venture Vermont: West River Farmer’s Market

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Venture Vermont: Stratton Fire Tower Hike

Imagine stepping foot on the exact spot Benton MacKaye conceived the idea of the Appalachian Trail, upon which thousands of hikers trek from Georgia to Maine each year. Well, when you arrive at the Stratton Mountain fire tower, you will be standing on on that exact spot. Built in 1921 and now a National Historic Landmark, the fire tower sits atop the tallest peak in southern … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Stratton Fire Tower Hike

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Venture Vermont: Cycling the Green Mountains

There are many reasons to ride a bike:  For sport and competition, recreation and fun, health and wellness, for a cause or a loved one.  There’s also a lifestyle and culture to identify with, one of coffee, beer and good meals to nourish before and replenish after long days in the saddle.  There are the friendships and camaraderie that are born from a shared passion … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Cycling the Green Mountains

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Venture Vermont: Fly Fishing Excursion

Imagine yourself escaping from city life to the long, winding rivers of southern Vermont. There’s something magical hearing nothing but the sounds of the flowing river, chirping birds, buzzing insects when all you’re used to hearing are car horns and ringing cell phones. In our journey to find the best outdoor activities in Southern Vermont, we knew fly fishing could not be ignored. Not far … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Fly Fishing Excursion

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Stratton Athlete Steve Croucher takes Top Spot in XTERRA Triathalon

When it comes to health, wellness and fitness, Stratton sponsored athlete Steve Croucher is your man. A seasoned triathlete, Steve lived and trained with the snowy mountains of Colorado as his backdrop before returning to the East Coast and calling Stratton, Vermont home. Part of a growing number of extreme sports athletes in Vermont, he took his first overall number one title in last week’s French River … Continue reading Stratton Athlete Steve Croucher takes Top Spot in XTERRA Triathalon

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Stratton Yogis take their Practice off the Mat

 If one lesson was learned at this year’s spectacular Wanderlust Festival, it’s that yoga practice isn’t limited to a mat in a workout room. Thousands of yogis traveled to Stratton Mountain for Wanderlust to stretch it out on stand up paddle boards, hammocks, slack lines and mountain trails. Inspired by this growing trend, Stratton Mountain yoga instructors will be taking their teaching practice off the … Continue reading Stratton Yogis take their Practice off the Mat