Does a Civil War-era hermit still make his home on Mount Greylock?
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.
Not for the novice downhillers out there, tackling the backcountry takes a different level of winter sportsman. But skiing sans Liftopia is something attainable for all.
Training the next generation of Harris Hill jumpers
Miles of trails; a season of winter fun
“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.
Green Mountain Falconry School makes ancient sport accessible to the masses
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
Appalachian Trail towns open their hearts and homes to through-hikers.
Museum exhibits array of area history tied to the national pastime