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Explore the Parks of the Winooski Valley Park District

The Parks of the Winooski Valley Park District is the place to be for a family celebration or just a hike with friends.

Spring Hiking & Mountain Biking Meet a Unique Twist at the Millstone Trails

A network of multi-use trails traverses the historic quarry lands of Millstone Hill.

Tradewind Aviation takes a look at St. Barth

A quick look at one of Tradewind Aviations destinations.

Fall Driving Tips from Mid State Dodge/Hyundai

Fall can bring a lot of challenges when driving. Here's a few tips from our friend and owner of Mid State Dodge/Hyundai. Mitchell Jay

A look at Tradewind Aviation's CJ3

Take a look at the CJ3, just one of the fleet models used by Tradewind Aviation, now flying out of Stowe Vermont among other locations

A Can't Miss To Do When Visiting Chicago

When visiting the Windy City you have to take this in.

Top 5 Travel Destinations To Escape The Harsh Vermont Winter

No matter if you're trying to find warmer weather, or just get out the rat race for a few days, we could all use an escape from the winter blues.

An Elegant New Year

Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec, it is the heart of it. At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, guests are guaranteed a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the world’s most beautiful—and walkable—cities. Spend a special New Year’s Eve at the Le Château Frontenac with their Hip New Year’s Eve package. Welcome the New Year in a fun and hip way this year with the popular 80s band Karma Kameleons!

Explore Outdoors

Elmore State Park Visit beautiful Lake Elmore by Elaine Ambrose With more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park offers camping, hiking, picnic tables and grills (with a pet-friendly area), and rowboat, canoe, and kayak rentals on 219-acre Lake Elmore. Elmore Mountain, elevation 2,608 feet, offers a variety of hiking trails through mostly hardwood. Climb the tower atop the Fire Tower Trail for magnificent foliage viewing. Beaver Meadow and Mountain Brook Nature Trails won’t disappoint leaf peepers either, and dogs are permitted on and off leash on the trails. Check out the historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse, built in 1935 and restored to its former glory this year. New tables, stools, and benches were hand crafted in Alburgh from the wood of a large, old white pine that had to be cut down at Big Deer State Park in Groton, and out of cedar from the Champlain Islands. The park is open from 10am until sunset through Columbus Day weekend, October 11. After that, the facilities close for the winter, but you can still hike Elmore’s many trails, including the Catamount—a cross-country ski trail that has been in the making since 1984 and was fully linked together in 2008. At 300 miles long and spanning the state from bottom to top, the Catamount Trail is one of Vermont’s treasured gems.

The Reefs Club

Experience beachfront residences in Bermuda Ask The Reefs owner David Dodwell what brings people to his idyllic resort, and he replies, “Our people are very loyal. They come back here for generations. They know we’re going to take care of them.” First as manager and then owner of The Reefs for 36 years, Dodwell had an opportunity to purchase one acre of prime real estate next door, and he jumped at the chance. Contemplating how to make the best use of the land while giving his customers the luxury lifestyle they want, he settled on the concept for a private residence club. How It Works Instead of selling a unit to one family, Dodwell is selling 1/10 of each of his 19 units, so there are 190 owners instead of just 19. “This concept makes owners feel they’re buying into a lifestyle without the ongoing financial and emotional worry that comes with owning a typical timeshare that they’re not using for 51 weeks of the year,” says Dodwell. By contrast, The Reefs Club owners may visit the resort multiple times per year. Two- and three-bedroom units are available, and every bedroom and living room has a balcony and a view. As an owner, you are also able to use any of the hotel’s facilities, including restaurants and a spa. Worry -Free with Amenities Galore Leave your cares behind when you jet off to Bermuda, knowing that The Reefs Club staff is managing and maintaining the residences and grounds, arranging bookings, and upgrading the facilities. Once you arrive, you can enjoy a private fitness center and a pool with private access to the beach. Call ahead and The Reefs Club staff will stock your refrigerator and have your favorite wine waiting for you. Only the Best According to Dodwell, the best part of The Reefs experience may be the camaraderie among his customers, who build lifelong friendships while enjoying a private club atmosphere and who also appreciate the personal attention and stability of a long-time, family-run business. “I’m hands-on every day,” Dodwell says. “My son is involved in the business, and our customers appreciate the continuity of having the next generation involved. The Reefs is a family business and has never been for sale.” What’s the best part of his job? “Seeing people enjoy a home away from home in a relaxed, comfortable vacation destination,” Dodwell remarks.


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