We enjoy the views from the Great Cliff after hiking Mount Horrid with a group of locals.
Wilderness.net – www.wilderness.net
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is known for their trail work but they’re also involved with several watershed restoration projects. We visit two crews and learn more about the importance of their projects.
We visit Mountain View Ranch for an enjoyable and scenic fall horseback ride in Danby, Vermont.
Mountain View Ranch – www.mountainviewranch.biz
We hit the water with Jimmy Kennedy, an angler who’s enjoying his dream job. Bass fishing, cooking and promoting some really good cheese are all part of a day’s work for this lucky Vermonter.
In this weeks edition of My Outdoor Journal We spend a day at Burton Island State Park with a group of teenagers who enjoy camping.
Vermont State Parks – Burton Island - http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/burton.htm
One of the greatest attractions to Vermont for locals as well as visitors is the abundance of wild places. The opportunity to view a wide diversity of wildlife, and explore an almost endless number of waterways is just minutes from anywhere in the state. And thanks to the Wilderness Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, Vermont now has 8 wilderness areas that will be protected for future generations in perpetuity. We visited several of the Wilderness Areas to get a brief overview from staff members of the U.S. Forest Service.
Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has long been known for its vast working forest and rugged remote mountains. Thanks to a partnership between landowners, the state and outdoor groups, it’s also becoming a destination for deep woods hiking. A group of young trail blazers with the Northwoods Stewardship Center are busy creating a new long distance hiking trail, which will stretch through one of the wildest corners of Vermont.
While many anglers practice catch and release fishing it's a Vermont tradition to keep some for the table. That's why there's a new effort underway hoping people take the bait on trying the fresh flavors of fish from Lake Champlain.
In this weeks edition of My Outdoor Journal A passionate hiker shares her love of the outdoors and hiking with her grandsons as they climb Camels Hump.
Vermont State Parks – Camels Hump - http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/camelshump.htm
For the seventh grade Mount Abraham Union Middle School students enrolled in Jocelyn Foran’s science class, learning goes far beyond the walls of their Bristol, Vermont classroom. Equipped with ipads and field guides these students are exploring several local ecosystems and sharing their findings with the public through the iNaturalist web site.