Trifecta of Burlington Parks

We’ll start at Ethan Allen Park, circling around the park, up a path to the Pinnacle then on to the tower and down to the parking area. We’ll then walk through a neighborhood to get to the paths at Rock Point Park with stunning views of the Adirondacks. After our tour of Rock Point, we’ll […]

Spring Work Trip

Help clear the Long Trail (and some side trails). Bring work gloves, lunch, water. Tools provided or bring your own. Meet at Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30 AM. Moderate Work hike. Relaxed to Moderate pace. 5-10 miles. 1000-2000' elevation gain.

Mt. Elmore

From Elmore State Park we'll hike up the Fire Tower trail to the old ranger station foundation and continue up to the fire tower at the summit. We'll then follow the Ridge Trail past Balancing Rock and back to the parking area.Easy to moderate Hike. Relaxed pace. 4.4 miles. 1000' elevation gain.Group limit 10.Contact leader […]

Duxbury Window Hike to see Bear Scarred Beech Stand

A steep but short hike up to a view of the Winooski River Valley from Duxbury Window, with a stop to check out a bear scarred beech stand along the way. See claw marks of bears and "bears nests" in the trees, where bears have fattened up on beech nuts in past autumns. Moderate to […]

Lewis Creek Paddle, Ferrisburg

We will paddle the Lewis Creek, into Lake Champlain and possibly a bit of Little Otter Creek after putting in Lewis Creek fishing access in North Ferrisburgh (off of Greenbush and Long Point Road). Meetup at 10:00 and bring a lunch although this outing is usually less than three hours. Let's hope for high water! […]

Mansfield: Subway to Lakeview

From Underhill State Park we'll climb the Laura Cowles trail, hit the summit, follow the challenging Subway, Canyon North Extension, Canyon North, Canyon, and Lakeview trails that parallel the Mansfield ridge along it's west side, and return by the LT and Sunset Ridge. This is a difficult hike along some of the most challenging trails […]

Mt. Abraham

We'll hike the Long Trail north from Lincoln Gap to the summit of Mount Abraham. There are some rocky scrambles near the summit.Moderate to difficult Hike. Moderate pace. 5.2 miles. 1600' elevation gain.Group limit 10.Contact leader by 6/14/2024.

In Search of the Carnivorous Butterwort

We'll hike up a ski trail on Spruce Peak in Stowe and look for these plans. The butterworts are indeed dangerous (if you are a really small insect), very rare in Vermont, very inconspicuous, and very common in the one small patch, and they seem to bloom about the time of the solstice.Moderate Hike. Leisurely […]

YAC: Mills River Natural Area

Mill River Natural Area 6035 Geogia Shore Rd., Georgia, Vermont, United States

The Young Adventurers Club will explore the preserve, which includes 3.5 miles of easy hiking including a short walk to a waterfall. The group will meet in the parking lot and explore the trail system before taking the short walk down to the waterfall. Plan about two hours to wander at the pace of the […]

The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

Richmond Free Library 201 Bridge Street, Richmond, Vermont, United States

Jim Andrews is coordinator of The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas ( and Chair of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibians Scientific Advisory Group to the Vermont Endangered Species Committee. Jim will give a PowerPoint presentation covering the identification and natural history of the frogs, salamanders, snakes, and turtles of the Central Green Mountains and how […]

Eagle Mountain

We'll climb Eagle Mountain in Milton and take in the view over Lake Champlain from Hoyt's Lookout, then see what's still blooming on the Wildflower Loop.Easy Hike. Relaxed pace. 2 to 3 miles. 200' elevation gain.Group limit 10.Contact leader by 6/27/2024.