History, Outdoors, People

Ghost on the Thunderbolt

Does a Civil War-era hermit still make his home on Mount Greylock?

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History, Outdoors

Finding the ‘lost ski areas’ that made the Berkshires a skiers’ paradise

Today, the majority of the popular ski areas that brought tourists to the Berkshire Hills, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, beginning with the snow trains and ending with destination resorts from the 1970s and 1980s, exist only as abandoned ski lifts and tow ropes, photographs, postcards and memories.

From the Archives, Outdoors, People, Shopping

From the Archives: The Tree Champ

“When you don’t work for something like this and you get it, you feel kind of embarrassed,” Linwood B. Lesure said, reviewing the events that made him the National Outstanding Tree Farmer of 1977. That wasn’t saying he had not earned the honor, the second one ever awarded by the American Forest Institute. Last year, a Florida tree farmer received the honor, and previously recognition was bestowed only by state and region.

Essay, Outdoors

In the shadow of Mount Monadnock

By Bob Audette I don’t recall when I first summited Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., but it has loomed over my life since my folks uprooted me and my two brothers from suburban Connecticut to the rural, rough-and-tumble village of Troy, N.H., in 1968. In my first dozen years or so in the Granite State,… Continue reading In the shadow of Mount Monadnock