Category Archives: Recreation

Jeffersonville: Gateway to the mountains

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS Jeffersonville Lamoille County Village incorporated: 1897 (The town of Cambridge was charted in 1780) Population: 731 In brief Jeffersonville is a village located within the town…

Have you been to Benson?

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS BENSON Rutland County Chartered: 1780 Population: 1,056 In brief Benson is a rural town on Lake Champlain in the northwestern corner of Rutland County. Its…

Rotary Park: A little secret

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY It’s kind of counter-intuitive to write about a place I would prefer to keep to myself, but that wouldn’t be very community-minded of…

Take a hike — to Killington

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS KILLINGTON Rutland County  Chartered: 1761 Population: 811 In brief The online Frommers suggests that Killington is solely defined by its gigantic ski resort — the…

Colchester: More than a bedroom community

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS COLCHESTER Chittenden County Chartered: 1763 Population: 17,067 In brief Colchester is a city at once suburban and rural. Only minutes away from Burlington, many families…

Up the Creek: Taking a ride along the Rutland Creek Path

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY When my husband, daughter and I moved from Vermont to Hattiesburg, Miss., it was a difficult transition. The biggest issue was the lack…

Spring loaded: The Reader Outdoor Guide

The sun is up, the sky is blue. So why the heck are you still inside? Get off the couch with our roundup of some of the area’s best springtime activities. A…