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Ski and Snowshoe Tour at Bluffside Farm
February 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us at VLT’s Bluffside Farm in Newport for a FREE ski and snowshoe tour! Bring your skis or snowshoes and dress for a winter day on the trails. Saturday, February 23, from 10 AM to 12 PM.
The Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation has been grooming ski trails at Bluffside since 2018. The trails meander through managed forestland and agricultural lands along the shores of Lake Memphremagog.
We will meet at the Sugarhouse parking lot at Bluffside at 10 AM for an hour and a half beginner-level ski and snowshoe tour, and a discussion of the ecology of the fields and forests. We’ll return to the Sugarhouse for refreshments provided by the Memphremagog Watershed Association and VLT.
VLT bought Bluffside, previously known as the Scott Farm, in 2015 and invited the Newport community to envision Bluffside’s future. Three priorities emerged: recreation, farming, and nature. Learn more about the farm and VLT’s work there. If you haven’t visited yet this will be a great opportunity to learn about Bluffside, and the new trail through the farm that’ll connect Newport City to bike paths in Canada!
This event is the first of two tours organized by VLT, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center, MWA, and the Orleans County Forester. The second event, also free, will be held in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest in East Charleston on Saturday March 9 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Stay tuned for more information closer to that event.
To RSVP and for additional information, please contact Kendall Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-487-0160.