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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 Vermont and looks down upon…

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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 from Stratton is the Orvis…

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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 05340 What to Expect FUN!…

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Introducing Venture Vermont: A Vermont Travel Guide

It is no secret that many of our readers and guests may only visit Vermont in the winter time. However, have you ever visited us in the summer, to witness the beauty of the Green Mountains in all its green glory? This summer, starting June 18, join us on the journey to Venture Vermont and explore Southern Vermont’s best summer activity spots, all within a short distance to Stratton Mountain. Our goal with…

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Would You Do This For 24 Hours!?

By Courtney DiFiore March, as always, is packed with events at Stratton. Spring skiing and fun events go together like peanut butter and jelly – a classic combination. Last weekend, the Vermont Open rocked the resort with amazing riders of all levels. This time around, it’s anyone’s game as we kick off the Annual 24 Hours of Stratton. This is your chance to enjoy skiing and boarding from dusk to…

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Where the Frank did North American Go?

By Kirby Daly If you are like me, you grew up taking some fall line filled turns down the infamous race trail, North American. Shooting directly uphill from Mid-Mountain Lodge, North American spanned 15 acres and had a mixture of vertical terrain with rolling knolls, steep fall lines and an epic valley view. But where in the world did North American go? It didn’t go anywhere actually, it just got a…