BIKING BURLINGTON

By Ralph Kucharek We live in a bounty of biking options. The Burlington area boasts bike path and trail networks that can bring you quite literally across Lake Champlain and on top of mountain ridges, all within thirty minutes of each other. Luckily, bikes have never gone out of style as a…

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FALL FOLIAGE HIKES NEAR BURLINGTON

This story originally appeared in Seven Days and has been edited by Hello Burlington Burlington is where urban vibes and trailhead signs blend seamlessly. Right around the corner, you'll find trails perfect for a casual stroll or full day adventures. For those craving epic terrain, the vast Green…

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WHERE TO GEAR UP FOR YOUR NEXT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Outdoor Gear Exchange 37 Church St., Burlington, gearx.com For two decades, OGE has been the go-to shop for local kayakers, hikers, skiers, climbers and camping enthusiasts. And with good reason: The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the selection is tough to beat. Check the downstairs…

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50 THINGS TO DO IN VERMONT

If you're looking for things to do near Burlington, we hope this list inspires you to get outside and explore Vermont. Whether you're a local, a visitor, or a destination expert, around every country hill-side, there's always something new, fun, or different to explore. Here's a compilation of 50…

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LIVING LIFE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN

By Ralph Kucharek Truth be told, many move here for the mountains, but they end up staying for the lake. Carved between Vermont, New York, and Canada lies Lake Champlain, the western coast of New England and one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Just like the water, Lake…

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5 WINTER HIKES NEAR BURLINGTON

Text & Images by Kelsey Matheson ROCK POINT Town: Burlington Distance from Downtown Burlington: 6 minutes At the far end of North Beach, you’ll find the 1.2-mile trail head for Rock Point. The tip of this trail boasts stunning views of a (mostly) frozen Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks on…

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VERMONTOURING

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO GET YOU STARTED By Ralph Kucharek Photo by Zach Walbridge courtesy of SkiRack Vermont lives, breathes, and eats winter and Burlington is no exception. One local favorite way to spend time outdoors in the winter is touring, also known as “skinning.” It has never been…

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WESTERN SLOPES

The western slopes of the Green Mountains are home to three of Vermont’s iconic independent ski areas. They’re privately owned, offer great skiing and riding, and their commitment to community and family is unrivaled. Privately owned ski areas are an endangered species in many places, but…

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SMUGGLER’S NOTCH

By Berne Broudy Routinely ranked #1 in Ski Magazine’s Reader’s Poll for everything from service to family friendliness, Smuggler’s Notch earned the tagline “America’s Family Resort” with the passion they put into providing a snowy canvas where families can make memories that keep them…

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COCHRAN’S SKI AREA

By Berne Broudy Mickey Cochran. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Cochran In 1960, Mickey Cochran, a passionate skier and mechanical engineer from Burlington, Vermont had his heart set on building his own backyard ski hill. When he and his wife Ginny—they met skiing--spotted a ramshackle…

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