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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: 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 of pedaling a bike and…

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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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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 XTERRA triathalon, beating the number…

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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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This is for you, Dad

By Courtney DiFiore Dad. Father. Daddy. Pop pop. Whatever your special name, today’s the day we celebrate dads. If you’re anything like me, you may have forgotten today was the day until, well…today! I didn’t prepare, I’m empty handed and, sure, ‘it’s the thought that counts,’ but is it? As a result, I’ve determined others like me need some help so below you’ll find a list of go-to gifts great…

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Wanderlust – Not Your Average Festival

By Courtney DiFiore Wanderlust [n] a strong or irresistible desire to Travel • Practice Yoga • Listen to Music Eat Well • Be Green • Appreciate Art and create a community around mindful living Expect the unexpected at Wanderlust. You’ll be surrounded by like minded people all looking to accomplish the same thing, yet differently. It’s poetic actually. You’ll learn, practice, reflect and feel the uncontrollable positive energy that accompanies every Wanderlust.…