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Explore the great outdoors in Bennington

5 places to hike, bike, walk or just enjoy a day in the sun By Cherise Forbes Bennington, Vt., is blessed with a bountiful and beautiful landscape, which makes it all the more difficult to decide where to explore next! Whether you’re

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The Wonder of Herbs

Decorative, fragrant herbs are ‘plants with a purpose’ that are useful as condiments, medicine, tonics and insect deterrents. Every serious garden should have some Original article published in UpCountry, May 27, 1977. This article has been edited for content and length. By

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5 tips to get your garden started

The first day of spring arrives on March 20 this year and what better way to celebrate than by sowing some seeds? You’ll need to start most of them inside, as it’s still too cold out for most crops to survive. We’ve

A Healthy Start for Seedlings: The Peat Dilemma

By Thomas Christopher For me, this season brings with it an ethical dilemma. This is the time of year when I start sowing seeds indoors. Every late winter through spring I grow 400-odd seedlings under lights in my basement to plant out,

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2021 UpCountry Alpine Ski Guide

In Southern Vermont Bromley Mountain 3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru, Vt.802-824-5522bromley.com Killington Resort 3861 Killington Road, Killington, Vt.800-734-9435killington.com Magic Mountain 495 Magic Mountain Access, Londonderry, Vt.802-824-5645magicmtn.com Mount Snow 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, Vt.800-245-SNOWmountsnow.com Okemo Mountain Resort 77 Okemo Ridge Road,

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Otis Ridge Ski Area continues to thrive

Founded in 1946, this family-friendly ski hill still has a lot to offer By Margaret ButtonOTIS, Mass. At one time, the Berkshires was the home to more than 35 small ski areas that catered to families. But as larger resorts opened, the

Sharing the joy of snowmobiling

Woodford SnoBusters keep vast network of trails clear for winter fun By Cherise ForbesWOODFORD, Vt. In 1984, the Woodford SnoBusters got their start from the front porch of the McKenna homestead, thanks to a group of snowmobilers determined to share the sport

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Big things are happening at Bousquet

Mill Town Capital invests in historic Pittsfield ski area By Mike WalshPITTSFIELD, Mass. It’s a small sign, just two words in black on a white backdrop. Yet, the three of us linger beneath it in silence for a long moment. “Food +

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Q&A with Krista Schmidinger

Berkshire native and two-time Olympian returns to Bousquet roots Editor’s note: Michael Walsh recently connected with two-time Olympian and Berkshire native Krista Schmidinger over email. Bousquet recently announced a partnership with Schmidinger, an Alpine skier who competed in the Winter Olympics in

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