August Nature Ramble @ Landon/Round Pond Connector Trail
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

August Nature Ramble @ Landon/Round Pond Connector Trail

  • 111 Landon Road South Hero, VT, 05486 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

August 14, 6 to 7:30 PM – Landon/Round Pond Connector Trail/

Meet at the Landon Community Trailhead at 111 Landon Rd, South Hero, VT 05486

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

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Pizza! Family Table Cooking Demo @ the Market
Aug
15
3:00 PM15:00

Pizza! Family Table Cooking Demo @ the Market

 

Make pizza with Christine Mack of Cook Sisters Cafe and Emily Alger from South Hero Land Trust! Visit the market on Wednesday for a drop-in cooking demo learn to make amazing pizza on your grill or stovetop using fresh market ingredients. 

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Apple Day @ the Market!
Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

Apple Day @ the Market!

Apple season is here! Visit the market on Wednesday to see South Hero Land Trust and Hackett's Orchard partner up to bring delicious apple tastings and fun apple-themed activities using deliscious early apple varieties to the market!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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September Nature Ramble @ South Hero Rec. Park
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

September Nature Ramble @ South Hero Rec. Park

  • 75 South Street South Hero, VT, 05486 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

September 11, 6 to 7:30 PM -- Folsom Trail (South Hero Recreation Park)

Park at the Folsom School parking lot (shared parking lot with trailhead) at 75 South Street, South Hero, VT

 

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

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October Nature Ramble @ Allen Point
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

October Nature Ramble @ Allen Point

  • Island Line Trail and Martin Road South Hero, VT United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

October 9, 5:30 to 7 PM -- Allen Point (Sunset Hike)

Park at the Allen Point Access Area at the corner of Martin Road and the Island Line Trail

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • 75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486 South Hero, VT 05486 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Farmers’ Stepping up for Water Quality
Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

Farmers’ Stepping up for Water Quality

Visit the market on Wednesday for tastings of local ice-cream and learn all about what farmers are doing to protect the health of Lake Champlain, and what you can do too!

Join South Hero Land Trust and the Lake Champlain Basin Program for tastings,  interactive games and fun activities for kids and adults alike!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Family Table Cooking Demo
Aug
1
3:00 PM15:00

Family Table Cooking Demo

Visit the market on Wednesday for a drop-in cooking demo on how to make a delicious and easy summer platter with vegetables, cheeses, fruits, and more. Mix and match to create your own easy and fun meal for your family and/or entertaining guests. Tastings and activities for kids too!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Annual Celebration & Picnic
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Annual Celebration & Picnic

Join us to celebrate the land and honor the people who make South Hero’s community special. 

We will be kicking off the celebration with two great activities: a special children’s exploration of the pond and forest behind Folsom School with naturalist and educator Ellen Gawarkiewicz, and a pollinator tour of Hackett’s Orchard with farmer John Hayden of the Farm Between (RSVP required for the two morning walks). Then we’ll gather under the tent for a potluck picnic, the latest news from SHLT, and our community conservation awards.

We are thrilled to be recognizing Dr. David Hobbs with this year's Community Conservation Award, in thanks and recognition for his ongoing commitment to getting kids and adults outside and active in South Hero. Dr. Hobbs has been instrumental in building trails in our town, including the Round Pond Natural Area Trails and the South Hero Recreation Park. He is also one of the forces behind the Bike Train to Folsom School, the "Try-athalon" race for kids, annual swim lessons at White's Beach, and more. We hope you will join us to say thanks and celebrate the work Dr. Hobbs has done in our special town. 

Cook Sisters Catering will provide the main dish at the picnic, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVPs for the picnic are welcome but not required (it helps us to estimate how many to cook for, but please show up no matter what!). Please call Emily at 372-3786 or email emily@shlt.org to sign up.  

You can sign up for the whole day, for just a morning walk, or for just the picnic.

Schedule of Events:

9:30    Children’s Pond and Forest Exploration with special guest naturalist Ellen Gawarkiewicz (optional, please sign up when you RSVP

9:30    Pollinator Walk at Hackett’s Orchard with special guest John Hayden of the Farm Between (optional, please sign up when you RSVP)

11:00    Gather under the big white tent

11:15     Potluck Picnic

11:45     Annual Meeting and Awards

The South Hero Recreation Park is located behind the Folsom Education & Community Center at 75 South Street in South Hero. Please park in the lot next to the school, and look for signs to the trail. It will take about 5 minutes to walk from the parking area to the tent, if this will be difficult for you, please contact Emily to arrange for a ride by emailing emily@shlt.org.

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Kids Kitchen @ the Market
Jul
25
3:00 PM15:00

Kids Kitchen @ the Market

Visit the market on Wednesday for fun games and activities and a hands-on cooking table for kids! Kids can come over, put on their chef apron, and learn to prep and make easy, kid-approved dishes suing market ingredients and other fun food activities.

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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From Tree to Syrup - Maple Day at the Market
Jul
18
3:00 PM15:00

From Tree to Syrup - Maple Day at the Market

Visit the market on Wednesday for great tastings of maple-infused dishes and recipe ideas! Featuring Crescent Bay Farm and the VT Maple Farm!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

 

 

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Family Table Cooking Demo and Art
Jul
11
3:00 PM15:00

Family Table Cooking Demo and Art

Visit the market on Wednesday for a drop-in cooking demo on how to make great, simple, and tasty summer salads, and killer dressings using fresh market ingredients. Kids tastings of fresh summer veggies with dip. Kids games and activities!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

 

 

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July Nature Ramble @ Landon Community Trail
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

July Nature Ramble @ Landon Community Trail

  • 111 Landon Road South Hero, VT, 05486 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

Tuesday, July 10, 6 to 7:30 PM -- Landon Community Trail (111 Landon Rd, South Hero, VT 05486)

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Jul
9
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Garden Party!
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

Garden Party!

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help us kick off the season at the Folsom Garden! We're hoping to have enough hands to plant the four L-shaped beds with mixed vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for those beds all summer, and we'll be setting up bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month.

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

RSVP via eventbrite to let us know whether or not you can join us for the planting festivities! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/folsom-garden-volunteer-planting-registration-46575397267?aff=es2

 

 

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National Trails Day at Landon Community Trail
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

National Trails Day at Landon Community Trail

This year for National Trails Day we are headed back to the Landon Community Trail to do some much-needed repair work on the beautiful split rail fence, remove some invasive garlic mustard, and give the trail some TLC. It should be a lot of fun, and I hope you can join us!

Tools will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves.

No experience is neccessary. All are welcome. 

Questions? Call Guy at 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org.

Follow the eventbrite link below to register for the event: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-trails-day-at-the-landon-community-trail-registration-46197038586?aff=es2

 

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Champlain Islands Farmers' Market Opening Day
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Champlain Islands Farmers' Market Opening Day

Visit your favorite local farmers, makers, artists, and cooks at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market! The market in open two days a week from May 19th through September. Saturdays in Grand Isle at St. Joseph's Church from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Wednesdays in South Hero behind St. Rose of Lima Church from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. 

South Hero Land Trust will be hosting events at the Wednesday Market, check out calendar or events for more details!

 

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Meet the Lambs at Paradise Bay Farm
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Lambs at Paradise Bay Farm

Join us for our annual Mother's Day weekend expedition to Paradise Bay Farm and meet this year's new lambs. We'll start with a wagon ride from the top of Buermann Hill, visit the lambs, and then learn about spinning yarn and weaving from farmer Ann Buermann.

Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org to with questions.

Please note: Please register to receive directions for meeting the wagon ride.

RSVP Here at EventBrite

 

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Green Up Day!
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Green Up Day!

Join your friends and neighbors on May 6th for a community clean-up effort on Green Up Day!  South Hero Land Trust is organizing this annual event to clean up beaches, streets and trails that make South Hero special. There will be volunteer options for the whole family, and all volunteers are invited to the free BBQ afterwards! An hour or two of your time will make a huge difference in cleaning up our community in time for spring.

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The Farms as a Classroom: Fostering Farm-to-School Partnerships
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Farms as a Classroom: Fostering Farm-to-School Partnerships

Join farmers, teachers and community organizations on April 17 and build your farm to school toolbox! Learn farm-based education activities you can adapt to your farm or classroom, dig into the "Anatomy of a Farm Field Trip" with farmer panelists, and participate in a mapping exercise to identify the many farm-to-school opportunities in the region. The workshop will conclude with an optional supper. 

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Maple Sugar Walk at Crescent Bay Farm
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Maple Sugar Walk at Crescent Bay Farm

Head up to Crescent Bay Farm to see the sugar bush in action! Enjoy a taste of maple
syrup as we get a tour of scenic Fox Hill with naturalist Alicia Daniel and the crew at Crescent Bay Farm, see the sugar-making operation, learn to tap a tree, and see the journey of sap becoming sweet maple syrup. 

After the hike, stick around at Snow Farm Winery for VT Maple Open House weekend festivities, including a sugar-making demonstration and more! 

Contact Guy at 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org or click here to RSVP via EventBrite

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Wally's Place 10th Birthday Party
Mar
22
6:00 AM06:00

Wally's Place 10th Birthday Party

Wally's Place is turning 10! Help celebrate this exciting anniversary and support SHLT too! The crew at Wally's Place will have fun activities happening all day, and Emily and Guy will be on hand to talk about SHLT's latest projects. More details coming soon.

Wally's Place will donate 25% of proceeds from the day to SHLT, so come on over- eat bagels and support land conservation on March 22nd!

 

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Winter Wildlife Signs- A Tracking Walk
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Winter Wildlife Signs- A Tracking Walk

Join South Hero Land Trust and expert tracker Sophie Mazowita as we exploring the forest in search of winter wildlife signs and sightings! Sophie is a graduate of the Field Naturalist Masters Program at UVM , a youth mentor and naturalist at Crow's Path, and organizes the Burlington Tracking Club. We are very excited to have Sophie lead this walk.

During the walk we'll learn how to identify common tracks and other signs of wildlife in the field, as well as teach us about how these animals adapt to the winter. This is going to be a great walk. We hope you can join us!

Please register HERE>> to reserve your spot. Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org with questions.

Please note: This walk is on private property. Please register to receive directions.

 

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Embrace The Winter: A Family-Friendly Snowshoe Hike at Round Pond
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Embrace The Winter: A Family-Friendly Snowshoe Hike at Round Pond

  • 45 East Shore Road South Hero, VT, 05486 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Embrace the Winter!

Join South Hero Land Trust and Rise VT for a morning ramble on showshoes at Round Pond Natural Area. We'll enjoy the quiet woods, fields, and beautiful lake Champlain shoreline. This family friendly hike is relatively flat and about 1 mile round trip.

We'll bring some hot cider!

Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org with questions.

If you need snowshoes to borrow, call or email us!

Learn More and RSVP at Eventbrite

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Reading the Forested Landscape: A Winter Naturalist Walk
Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

Reading the Forested Landscape: A Winter Naturalist Walk

"Reading the Forested Landscape -- What Trees Have to Tell Us"

Join us for a morning ramble on the Landon Community Trail with naturalist Alicia Daniel. We will be exploring the world of trees from the mighty oak to the sweet sugar maple. The walk is easy-medium (one hill) and appropriate for all ages. 

Please let us know if you plan to join us: RSVP here. Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org with questions.

Directions: Please park in the Landon Community Trail parking area. From Route 2, turn onto Landon Road (near the Sandbar, it is a right hand turn if coming from the village, a left hand turn is coming from the causeway). The parking area is about 1 mile down, on the right. 

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Fall Workday at the Landon Community Trail
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Workday at the Landon Community Trail

Join South Hero Land Trust and the Friends of South Hero Trails for a fun afternoon working on the Landon Community Trail! We had a great work party at Landon back in September and we'll be back just one more time this season to finish up some work before the cold weather comes. We'll be clearing branches and other debris on the trail, clipping back brush, and generally getting the trail ready for fall. Tools will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves.

No experience is necessary. All are welcome.

Visit our eventbrite page to sign up for this event!

Questions? Call Guy at 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org.

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Autumn Nature and Foliage Photography Workshop with Green Mountain Exposure
Oct
15
6:45 AM06:45

Autumn Nature and Foliage Photography Workshop with Green Mountain Exposure

Sunday, October 15th 6:45 AM – 6:30 PM (Rain date: Saturday October 22)

Limited to 8 participants to maximize one-on-one instruction. Please email guy@shlt.org or call 802-372-3786 to reserve your place.

Cost: $95.00 per person. Payment due upon registration. Checks can be made out to South Hero Land Trust. 

Join us for this full-day, small-group photographic workshop featuring the South Hero Land Trust’s favorite properties. This program teaches how to use your camera to develop a deeper connection with nature, while building the technical skills to dramatically improve your photography. We’ll visit farmsteads, orchards, forests, and fields to photograph South Hero’s most beautiful scenery in prime morning and evening light, and spend the afternoon practicing exercises that fuse natural history with composition and camera technique. Participants will leave with beautiful photographs and a powerful new approach to walking in the woods. Suited to photographers and nature lovers of all skill levels!

Breakfast is included. Please pack a lunch. A digital camera is required, and a tripod is recommended. More specific details will be provided upon registration. This workshop is limited to 8 participants to maximize one-on-one instruction.

About the Instructor:

Sean Beckett is a professional naturalist guide and photographer who brings guests to see and photograph North America’s most beautiful landscapes and charismatic wildlife. In addition to his work as an expedition leader for the World Wildlife Fund, Sean is a Frog Hollow Artisan and photography instructor in Burlington. Sean received his M.S. from UVM’s Field Naturalist graduate program. For more information, see www.greenmountainexposure.com

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Trail Workday on the Landon Community Trail
Sep
9
9:30 AM09:30

Trail Workday on the Landon Community Trail

Join the Friends of South Hero Trails for a fun morning working on the Landon Community Trail! We'll be clearing branches and other debris on the trail, clipping back brush, and generally getting the trail ready for fall. Tools and snacks will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP here.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Apples with Hackett's Orchard & Vermont Land Trust
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrating 50 Years of Apples with Hackett's Orchard & Vermont Land Trust

Celebrate 50 years of business with the Hackett family! Take a wagon ride through the orchard with Ron Hackett and his grandson, Devin, and learn about various aspects of apple growing in Vermont. Then meet Celia Hackett and her daughter Deb to learn about the store, washing/sorting room, and the kitchen. Enjoy refreshments from the orchard and learn how this multi-generational farm has grown and adapted over the last 50 years.

This event is free and open to everyone. To register (because headcount are helpful!) now, click HERE

This event is part of Vermont Land Trust's 40th Anniversary Event Series. Visit vlt.org/events to see the rest of our 40 events happening across the state this summer and fall!

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