By Elizabeth L. Dugger
This experience consultant to Vermont covers mountain climbing, cycling, canoeing, camping out, horseback using, diving and snowboarding, in addition to the fundamental wishes of visitors akin to the place to stick, eating places, buying, getting round and sightseeing.
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Extra resources for Adventure Guide to Vermont, 2nd edition (Hunter Travel Guides)
The related sports of tubing and water-skiing are mentioned with boating discussions. ” It’s not really true: only the most northern mountains suffer the problems of snow in June or August! But the reliability of long, cold winters brings skiers, both downhill (alpine) and cross-country (Nordic), as early as mid-October to the resorts where snow is encouraged by spray rigs. Spring skiing in April is a treat on the last peaks to thaw out. Good snowcover made by nature settles in a bit later in the season.
More changes are coming, and can be followed at the state parks Web site listed below. com. n Maps and information, mostly at no charge, are available from the Green Mountain National Forest (231 N. Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701-2417; % 747-6700, TTY 747-6765). Better yet, visit one of the three local offices and talk with Forest Service rangers in Manchester (Routes 11 and 30, % 362-2307), Middlebury (Route 7 just south of town, % 388-4362), and Rochester (Route 100 south of the village, % 767-4261).
The tower is surrounded by pleasant walking trails. You can park on Route 30 by Linden Lodge and walk the marked path to the tower in the daytime. If you head south instead, go all the way to Vernon on Route 142 to find the Connecticut River fish ladder at the New England Power Company station. American shad and Atlantic salmon negotiate the elevation of 35 feet along a 984-foot fish ladder in a series of 51 pools. The best viewing is from mid-May to mid-July, and it is open at no charge seven days a week.