The Shale Hill Workout

Published on August 31st, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

As we walked towards the starting line, Rita Beardwood pointed at my ankles and laughed hard. “Say goodbye to your socks,” she said. Beardwood’s joke held a degree of seriousness. After several weeks of rain, anyone [&hellip... Read More

The Great Outdoors

Family fun is a canoe ride Brighton State Park by Heather Sefcik

Northeast Kingdom Camping

Published on August 26th, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

If you want to get away from it all, head northeast. Just 30 minutes from Burke (see Weekend Away: Burke in this issue) and 40 minutes from Newport, Brighton State Park’s campsites on Spectacle Pond and [&hellip... Read More


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The Roads Less Biked

Published on August 17th, 2015 | by Lisa Lynn

If you find yourself in the backwoods of central Vermont on August 23, don’t be surprised to come upon a few bike racers crouched low on drop handlebars, brushing through branches, skinny tires spitting mud and [&hellip... Read More


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5 Great Gravel Grinder Rides

Published on August 17th, 2015 | by Lisa Lynn

Cyclocross, the sport of racing a bike over a course of trails, hills and obstacles, is officially the nation’s fastest-growing two-wheeled discipline: During the last five years, participation in cyclocross events has more than doubled, going [&hellip... Read More

Race Recap

Shelburne's Flo Meiler, vaults her way to victory at the National Senior Games and then goes on to set the world heptathlon record in France.

At 81, Flo Meiler is Setting World Records

Published on August 14th, 2015 | by Vermont Sports

By Elliot Burg Flo Meiler of Shelburne is 81, a grandmother and a world class athlete. Barbara Jordan of South Burlington will turn 80 in October, also a grandmother and a world-class athlete. In July, the [&hellip... Read More

Gear and Beer

Selk'bag Campfire

Gear & Beer: A guide to cozier camping

Published on August 13th, 2015 | by Vermont Sports

By Sue Halpern and Bill McKibben Look at your average camping catalogue and there’s a picture of a tent pitched by a glacial lake with a broad meadow full of wildflowers. For New Englanders, these pictures are [&hellip... Read More

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Weekend Away: At play in Burke

Published on August 12th, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

Burke is one small town in Vermont’s wild Northeast Kingdom that knows how to play hard. On any given summer or fall day, you’ll see cars packed with mountain bikes, camping gear, and kayaks hustling along [&hellip... Read More



Pain Truth

Published on August 11th, 2015 | by Vermont Sports

By Jessie Donavan At the end of 2013, I had raced nine Ironman triathlons and seven 70.3s in just two years. I had managed to win three, place on the podium three more times and finish [&hellip... Read More


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Surf’s up, Vermont!

Published on August 11th, 2015 | by Brian Mohr

Photo by Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto Early summer’s frequent rains may have been bad news for some. For me, it meant one thing: surf’s up. After nearly a foot of rain fell in June, Vermont’s rivers were at [&hellip... Read More

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