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Fat Bikes, Freedom, Fun and Fossil-Fuel-Free

A fat bike parked in front of the Village Sport Shop Trailside, on the Darling Hill Road, in Lyndonville, Vermont. Photo by Danielle Sussmann Turo.

By Danielle Sussmann Turo

Do you know what a fat bike is? Fat bikes are your guarantee of a fun bike ride in all-terrain, in all types of […]

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

One of the Greenest Resorts

Jiminy Peak is striving to become 100% powered by renewable energy sources. Courtesy photo.

By Roger Lohr

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort located in the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts just announced the construction start of a 2.3 megawatt community solar facility located on 12 acres of […]

A “Walk in the Woods” Movie

A “Walk in the Woods” on the Appalachian Trail Becomes a Movie

By Roger Lohr

An AMC Outdoors Magazine article referenced the coming movie version of Bill Bryson’s 1998 bestselling book “A Walk in the Woods,” a comical ill-fated attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT). The recent success of Reese Witherspoon in the movie […]

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 family […]


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 were […]

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 to […]

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 take […] 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 a […]