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Located in Richmond, VT
"No child will be denied the opportunity to ski or ride. In 1998, Cochran’s Ski Area became a non-profit organization with a mission “to provide area youth and families with affordable skiing and snowboarding, lessons and race training, in the Cochran tradition.” Cochran’s is the nation’s first IRS 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt ski area. Starting in 1961, Mickey and Ginny Cochran operated their backyard rope-tow with the support and commitment from the local community. Working together each year to cobble together the people, machinery and never-quite-enough-snow, they were able to introduce countless kids to a favorite Vermont winter pastime. "(This excerpt taken from Cochran’s Ski Area website)
Located in Huntington, VT
3 miles from Richmond
"Explore the permanent exhibits, showing lifelike birds in dioramas of their habitats. You could watch live, wild birds at our feeders, from the walk-in tree house, or from our bird blind. You might browse our gift shop, or discover Vermont artists in our annually changing art shows. You could explore our trails, attend a special program, or relax in our pollinator garden spaces. Children love the hands-on spaces, the chance to try crafts, and exploring story and discovery trails."(This excerpt taken from Birds of Vermont Museum website)
Located in Huntington, VT
3 miles from Richmond
"We engage people of all ages, with a special focus on nurturing children. Here, we inspire appreciation, build understanding and foster a stewardship ethic that supports a lifetime of personal well-being and conservation action. These legacies are then passed down to the next generation. Children who grew up exploring the Audubon Center's 250-acres of forests, fields and wetlands along the Huntington River in the 1970's and 80's now bring their own children to summer camps, help with a volunteer project and to enjoy the same trails and swimming holes of their youth."(This excerpt taken from Green Mountain Audubon Center website)
Located in Jericho, VT
5 miles from Richmond
"Welcome to West Bolton Golf Club! Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, only 25 minutes from Burlington or the Stowe area, West Bolton Golf Club proudly offers an 18 hole golf course with breathtaking views, great golf, great prices, and great people."(This excerpt taken from West Bolton Golf Club website)
Located in Bolton Valley, VT
7 miles from Richmond
"Skiing and riding, friendly, professional staff to assist at every turn and 5,200 acres of pristine wilderness make Bolton Valley Resort one of Vermont's crown jewels."(This excerpt taken from Bolton Valley Resort website)
Located in Duxbury, VT
8 miles from Richmond
"Waubanaukee Indians first named it "Tah-wak-be-dee-ee-wadso" or Saddle Mountain. Samuel de Champlain's explorers in the 1600's called it "lion couchant" or resting lion. The name "Camel's Rump" was used on a historical map by Ira Allen in 1798, and this became "Camel's Hump" in 1830. The park came about as an original gift of 1000 acres including the summit from Colonel Joseph Battell, who originally bought Camel's Hump to preserve the wooded mountainous view from his home. In 1911, care of the mountain was entrusted to the State Forester who managed with the aim to keep it in a primitive state according to Battell's wish."(This excerpt taken from Camel’s Hump State Park website)
Located in Underhill, VT
11 miles from Richmond
"Underhill is within Vermont's 39,837-acre Mt. Mansfield State Forest. On the headwaters of the Brown's River, at about 2,000 feet elevation, the park lies on the west slope of 4,300 feet Mt. Mansfield, the state's highest peak. Just over the summit ridge is the Stowe ski area, one of North America's original ski resorts."(This excerpt taken from Underhill State Park website)
Located in South Burlington, VT
11 miles from Richmond
"This 100 acre park is open for use year round.The beach includes a designated swimming area and restrooms. The beach is open to the general public. There is several miles of trails for hiking, jogging, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing."(This excerpt taken from Red Rocks Park website)
Located in Burlington, VT
11 miles from Richmond
"We make all of our chocolates in small batches right here in Burlington, Vermont - a truly special place we are proud to make our home."(This excerpt taken from Lake Champlain Chocolates website)
Located in Burlington, VT
11 miles from Richmond
"Scenic Narrated Cruises offer a breathtaking panorama from Vermont's Green Mountains to the Adirondacks of New York. Kids Love searching for Champ, Lake Champlain's friendly monster."(This excerpt taken from Lake Champlain Shoreline Cruises website)
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