Riding the Lamoille Rail Trail

Last weekend we stuffed our bikes into the car and drove over to Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. We parked at the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail off Route 5. There is ample parking and on Memorial Day there were 8 or so cars. You don’t have to bike on this path, we saw people walking, running, and biking. It would also…

Saint J Forest

Yesterday Lindsay and Alden had an errand to run in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont so we also stopped by the Town’s Memorial Forest off of Concord Ave (and Almshouse Road). We have been here a couple of times now and there are plenty of trails to turn this hike into a long or short walk. We…

Heart Hike

On the weekend before last,  we ventured to Charlotte Vermont to Mount Philo State Park.  Lindsay’s friends Jamie, Matt, and Rylan were hosting the 2nd Heart Hike fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital.  You can learn more about miracle baby Rylan here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rylansheart. We arrived on a sunny morning and met the group in the parking lot…

Up in the Kingdom

Last Sunday we were both feeling like we needed to get away and we had a gift certificate for the Cafe at Newport Natural Market and Cafe in Newport, Vermont.   So we headed to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  We ate a yummy lunch and stocked up on some natural food products in the store…

A Ski at Willoughby

On Sunday, we jumped out of bed early and headed over to the Green Mountain State to meet up with some friends. We planned to meet Amanda and Will at Willoughby State Forest CCC Road on the south end of Lake Willoughby that is the main access point for the Bartlett Mt Ski Area.  Andrew…

Top of Vermont

Trails: CCC road to Sunset Ridge Trail to Long Trail to Canyon Trail to Halfway House Trail to CCC road. Mileage: 7.9 miles round trip, 6 hours including breaks A week or so ago, Andrew and Lindsay were meeting a friend in Burlington for dinner so we found the closest State Park to camp at…

Devil’s Gulch

We headed over to Vermont the other week and had plans to do some backpacking, but the damage from Irene caused us to rethink going into the backcountry where we wouldn’t be certain that trails and bridges were still intact.  Instead we took a look at our maps and found the name: Devil’s Gulch.  Whatever that…