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 are looking for things to do in Burlington, we hope this list can spark some adventure ideas throughout the Green Mountain State for you and your loved ones. No matter if you are a local, visitor, or a destination expert there is always something new, fun, or different to try! Here is a list…

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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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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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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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HOW TO GET OUTSIDE WHEN YOU DON’T SKI OR RIDE

Story and Images by Chadwick Estey Even though I was born and raised in Vermont, as a kid I spent very little time in the mountains skiing or snowboarding. I know what you're thinking, "a Vermonter who doesn't ski or snowboard? Is that allowed?" Well it's rare but it does happen! Here are…

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