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Summer Hiking in the Northeast

A family hiking at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Courtesy photo.

By Roger Lohr

There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the […]


Stand-Up Paddling, That’s What.

Steve Brownlee Paddling on Lake Dunmore Salisbury, VT. All photos by Emma Brownlee.

By Roger Lohr

Stand-up paddling (SUP) is now the newest contagious water chic. Statistics for stand-up paddling, which is among the fastest growing forms of recreation, is 70% male and a median age of 37. There […]

Solar Sal

By Joanne Coons

Solar Sal

Solar Sal, a 40-ft solar-powered boat, is a great example of a project that had the participation of a broader community. In this case there was not only a dedicated group of friends and helpers, but also help from an unlikely-sounding place, a school system. A lifelong commitment […]

Earth Day

5th Annual 5K Run and Free Fair Celebrate Earth Day in Londonderry, NH

Start of 5K race. Photo courtesy of LOCO Sports and Stonyfield.

On Saturday, May 16, 2015 Stonyfield, local, organic yogurt maker, in collaboration with LOCO Sports, will host the fifth annual Stonyfield Earth Day 5K & Fair. The event will […] Crowns the Greenest School’s Basketball Arena

DALLAS, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —®, one of the longest-standing online energy comparison websites, is a big fan of college basketball and saving energy. With the first round of Division 1 men’s basketball games set to tip off this Thursday, they decided to take a look at some of the top basketball universities in […]

The Art of Cross Country Skiing

by Roger Lohr

Cross country (XC) skiing is a terrific way to enjoy the great outdoors in winter. The pleasures of XC skiing can take your mind off the stresses of the daily grind, whether you seek the solitude of solo skiing or are spending some quality time with family and friends. It’s also a […]

Loon Snowmakers Cut Electricity Use by One Third

New snow making equipment at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire.

By Tamsin Venn

Many New England downhill ski areas are taking steps to reduce energy use. Loon Mountain is a leader in that effort in New Hampshire. In the past three years it has cut its electric bill by […]

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Opens New Sustainable Touring Center Facility

By Roger Lohr

The owners of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center have an ambitious goal of becoming 100% carbon neutral.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont announced the opening of a new facility to house its Touring Center, as well as a café, fitness room, waxing room, meeting space and more. This structure was […]

Along the Trail

by Peter Huntoon.

“The slender cross country skis sing their striding song to the towering trees, rapt in attention. Gliding through the Vermont woods on fresh snow may be pretty close to heaven. But I have to admit, so is painting. On this one I was carving out shapes like a […]

The Great Snow Gun Roundup

Snow guns at Bolton Valley Resort, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Bolton Valley Resort

by Roger Lohr

This summer Vermont ski resorts are investing nearly $15 million to upgrade their snowmaking equipment, thanks in part to an innovative rebate offer from Efficiency Vermont. Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup supports the […]