The fresh new snow that has fallen over the past few days has everyone invigorated to be outside enjoying it. In addition to all of the outdoor activities, winter events are already on the schedule. The following are fun free events you may want to mark on your calendar. All of these are hosted by the Stowe Land Trust, and begin in January.
- January 24th - Hikes for Tykes at 10:00 a.m.
- Explore the winter world along the Mill Trail. Designed for children up to 5 years old, to connect with new friends on the trails while fostering their love for the world around them. Enjoy a fire and hot cocoa at the Mill Trail Cabin afterwards.
- February 18, 2017 - Peak-a-View Snowshoe at 9:00 a.m.
- Strap on your snowshoes for a hike in the Page and Sterling Forests. Warm beverages served afterwards. Directions: From Stowe Village, head north on VT-108. In 3 miles, turn right onto Edson Hill Rd, then continue onto Weeks Hill Rd. In 2 miles, turn left onto Wade Pasture Rd; look for the Robinson Springs sign. After 1.5 miles, turn right onto Dish Ln. Park at the end of the road. Note that parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged.
- March 4, 2017 - Apple Tree Pruning Workshop from 1:00 - 4:00 at Burnham Farm, 2864 Stowe Hollow Road
- Come learn the basics of fruit tree pruning and care from Lamoille County Forester, Rick Dyer, at Kelly Murphey & Rachel Fussell's orchard at the SLT-conserved Burnham Farm in Stowe Hollow. Bring your clippers or a pruning saw and gloves. Extra equipment will be provided. Hosted by the property owners, Kelly Murphey and Rachel Fussell.
Source and photograph: Stowelandtrust.org