Blog :: 09-2019

Vermont Hiking in the Fall

Experience Vermont Fall Foliage Up Close With These Hikes

1) Mount Philo State Park - Easy 3/4 mile hike to summit, FEE, Leashed Dogs OK

          Parking at 5425 Humphreys’ Rd, Charlotte   #802-425-2390

          Open 8am to Sunset thru October 20th


2) Libby’s Look @ The Preston Pond Conservation Area, Bolton – Easy 2.6 mile loops, Pets OK, Trails are maintained by citizen        volunteers in Bolton 

           2 Parking spots at 3638 Stage Rd Trailhead & 4 spots at 3643 Notch Rd Trailhead


3) Camel’s Hump State Park - Moderate 2.4 or 3.4 miles to summit, Leashed Dogs OK

          Parking at 3160 Camel’s Hump Rd in Huntington for The Burrows Trail 2.4 miles

          Parking at end of Camel’s Hump Rd in N Duxbury for The Monroe Trail 3.4 miles

          Also from Duxbury lot is The Camel’s Hump View Trail .8 mile easy stroll with

          benches and very nice vistas, great for kids and elders. CLICK HERE for Camels Hump Trails


4)      Underhill State Park/Mount Mansfield – Moderate/Advanced 5 miles+ up and back

          Eagle Cut Trailhead in northeast corner of Parking lot easy .7 miles then pick up

          Sunset Ridge Trail which is more difficult hiking to “Chin”. Leashed Pets OK

          Parking at Underhill State Park Parking Lot

          CLICK HERE for Mount Mansfield "The Chin"

          CLICK HERE for Eagle Cut Trail

          CLICK HERE for Sunset Ridge Trail


5) Stowe Pinnacle - Moderate/Advanced 1.7 miles to summit, Dogs OK

          Parking at 663 Upper Hollow Rd in Stowe     

          CLICK HERE for Stowe Pinnacle Trail

          CLICK HERE for Stowe Area Hiking Guide


Vermont Fall Foliage Reports

NOTE - Deer season starts in early October - When you dress for a hike, items of blaze-orange clothing that are visible from all directions are best, such as a cap and vest.  And don't forget your four-legged pal. Pet stores carry blaze-orange collars and mesh vests for Fido's safety, too. It's not a bad idea either to stick to established trails and limit off-trail hiking at this time of year.



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    Fall Painting


    The cooler temps and lower humidity make this time of year A GREAT TIME TO PAINT!

    20 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You  By Brett Martin And Ezra Dyer Dec 10, 2018


    1. Sand Away Flaws

    2. Buy the Best Supplies

    3. Cover Furniture

    4. Use Tinted Primer

    5. Press Tape With a Putty Knife

    6. Eliminate Brush and Lap Marks with Paint Extender

    7. Scrape a Ridge in Textured Ceilings

    8. Use Canvas Drop Cloths

    9. Finish One Wall Before Starting Another

    10. Scrape (Don't Tape) Windows

    11. Box Paint for Consistent Color

    12. Buy an Extra Bucket or Two

    13. Wash Roller Covers

    14. Take Off Those Switch Plates

    15. Give Yourself a Good Set

    16. Light It Up

    17. Clean Dirty Walls with Degreaser

    18. Start with a Loaded Brush

    19. Push Paint to Avoid Runs

    20. Bag It Up



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      Corn Mazes


      Vermont Corn Mazes

      First Day of Autumn is Monday 9/23/19 and Corn Mazes are a Fun Autumn Activity! 

      Below is a list of some of the more well known mazes, we hope you get a chance to give one or more a try.


      Great Vermont Corn Maze -  Largest Maze in New England

      1404 Wheelock Rd, Danville, VT     802-748-1399

      Open 7 days a week weather permitting until October 14,2019 - we are not open in the rain!

      Hours - Monday thru Friday 10am to 2pm  Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm

      *Arrive by 1pm to solve before close.


      Sam Mazza's Corn Maze

      277 Lavigne Rd, Colchester, VT     802-655-3440

      Open 7 days a week thru October. 

      Hours - Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm Sundays 10am to 5pm

      *No maze tickets sold within and hour of closing.


      Isham Family Farm Corn Maze

      3515 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT     802-872-1525

      Open weekends starting Sept 22nd from noon until dusk

      Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

      347 Fay Lane, Williston, VT     802-879-5239

      We will be opening September 21st, 2019!!!

      Hours: Sat/Sun 10am-5pm  Come explore our 4-acre corn maze.


      Percy Farm Corn Maze

      Route 108, Stowe, VT      802-371-9999

      Open daily 10am to 5pm weather permitting until mid October (we may not be open in the rain!)


      Gaines Farm Corn Maze

      6343 Coolidge Hwy (US Rt 5), Guilford, VT     802-257-0409

      Open weekends September 14 to October 27. 

      Hours: Sat/Sun 11am to 5pm (Also open Columbus Day 10/14/19 11am to 5pm!)


      Hathaway Farm Corn Maze

      741 Prospect Hill Rd, Rutland, VT     802-775-2624

      Vermont’s Premier Family Corn Maze

      2019 corn maze theme is “Kids Color Their World With Kindness!”

      Hours Closed Tues, Sat 10am-9pm, rest of days 10am-5pm









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        Apple Picking Time

        Apple Picking Tips!




        1. FIND AN ORCHARD  - Click HERE  to visit our Blog for a direct link to the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Assoc website for a list & links to Vermont orchards and cider producers.     

        2. APPLE RIPENING  -  Apples on the outside of the tree ripen before apples on the inside and apples Do Not continue to ripen once picked.     

        3. HOW TO PICK  - Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give it a little twist, Do Not pull straight away from the tree.  Also Do Not shake the branch or tree.

        4. HANDLE WITH CARE  - Try not to bruise, as the apple will go bad more quickly.

        5. CLEANING  - Wait and wash apples just before using.  

        6. STORAGE  - Store apples in a cool dark place.  If possible store in the  refrigerator in their own drawer.  If storing in the basement or root cellar, Do Not store with potatoes.                              




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          TMT Fall Newsletter 2019


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