7 Ways to Get A True Taste of Vermont This Weekend

This weekend, take part in these amazing, only-in-Vermont events, ranging from a hike on the Long Trail to a feast with the Vermont Fresh Network at Shelburne Farms to a gravel ride put on by former pro racer Ted King to benefit Cochran’s Ski Area.

3 | Long Trail Day, Statewide

Hike segments of the Long Trail by yourself or with a group as part of a statewide effort to get hikers out on all 272 miles of the trail in one day and raise funds for the Green Mountain Club’s trail and stewardship work. gmc.convio.net

2-4 | 2nd Annual U.S. Disc Golf Championships, Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Entry is open to kids 5-18, with one round of tournament play per day to allow families time to explore the area and Smuggs’ other summer activities. smuggs.com

4 | 23rd Annual Vermont Fresh Network Forum Dinner, Shelburne

Sample fresh, local produce in signature dishes prepared by Vermont’s top chefs at the lakeside Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. Warning: this event sells out so buy your tickets ahead. vermontfreshnet.org

4 | Maxxis Eastern States Cup Intense Downhill Series, Killington

The best riders in the East will head to Killington for a day of downhill competition as part of the Eastern States Cup. There will be a kids’ class too. easternstatescup.com

4 | Rooted Vermont

Join former pro bike racer Ted King in the first running of Rooted Vermont, a gravel ride that starts at Cochran’s Ski Area and benefits its programs. rootedvermont.com

4-11 | Mad River Taste Week, Waitsfield

Celebrate the makers and growers of the Mad River Valley with tours, tastings, dinners and other special events. madrivertaste.com

5-19 | 5th Annual Vermont Open Farm Week

Visit a few of the more than 44 farms across the state that open their doors and offer meals, tastings, crafts and tours of their operations, plus live music. digInvt.org


Lisa Lynn

Editor of VT SKI + RIDE and Vermont Sports.