Category Archives: Recreation

The Diamond Run Mall

RUT YOU SEE  |  By PATRICK GRIFFIN The first time I visited the Diamond Run Mall, I was put off. Why is this mall so short? only one floor? have tenants…

Snow daze: Area college students embrace winter in Vermont

By ELICIA MAILHIOT CORRESPONDENT Like many of us who were born and raised in Vermont, I often forget the allure the Green Mountains has on young adults — or anyone,…

Dogged determination: Keeping active during the winter months

By DR. ANNA DUNTON-GALLAGHER OFF THE LEASH It is a new year, a blank slate and a chance to start fresh on those things that you didn’t love about last…

Don’t mess with Texas Falls

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS Hancock Addison County Chartered: 1781 Population: 323 In brief Hancock sits at the confluence of the Hancock Branch and the White River, explaining some of…

Find your cross-country ski legs in Ripton

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS Ripton Addison County Chartered: 1781 Population: 588 In brief Ripton is simultaneously a sleepy mountain town and a happening community stronghold. Steeped in literary history,…

Cold comfort: Tips for safe winter hiking

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS As October slid into November, I found myself at around 4,000 feet wearing an odd assortment of wool layers, lamenting a pair of cotton gloves…

Norwich: See it all from here

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS NORWICH Windsor County Chartered: 1761 Population: 3,414 In brief Norwich is a classic New England town complete with town green, white steeples and a quintessential…

Mud sport: Conquering Shale Hill Adventure Farm

By ROB DiTURSI CORRESPONDENT I had always been an active person; skiing, hiking, biking — all the outdoorsy stuff that so many up here in the Green Mountains enjoy was…