The research found even those that don’t typically go outdoors are engaging in nature-based activities during the pandemic.
Officials unveiled the trailhead structure at the end of September, and they’re optimistic it will bring biking visitors downtown.
‘This is uncharted territory for the city of Newport,’ said Laura Dolgin, the city manager.
Outdoor stores across the state are scrambling for supply as boating, camping and fishing equipment is flying off the racks.
The project seeks to capitalize on the growing popularity of gravel biking. Supporters say the activity is more accessible than traversing mountains, less regimented than riding pavement.
The $250,000 is meant to help market the region as a destination for trail seekers.
Gov. Scott said this year’s bill was an improvement over last year’s effort, but still flawed.
News Release — Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance April 9, 2019 CONTACT: Kelly Ault [email protected] 802-272-0795 Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance and State Work Leverage Vermont’s Growing Outdoor Recreation Sector Burlington, VT: Vermont has long been home to some of the best-known outdoor recreation companies, including international brands such as Orvis, Burton, and Darn Tough. Now, a […]
News Release — Gov. Phil Scott Oct. 10, 2018 Contact: Becca Washburn 802-793-3432 [email protected] Rebecca Kelley 802-828-6403 [email protected] GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES NEW VERMONT OUTDOOR RECREATION COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM Montpelier, Vt. – During his Orleans County Capitol for a Day tour this week, Governor Phil Scott announced a new grant program available to help Vermont […]
News Release — Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development January 25, 2018 Contact: Susan Bulmer Vermont State Parks (802) 476-0181 [email protected] Philip Tortora Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (802) 522-7323 [email protected] Burlington – The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) will present the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference on April 23-26, 2018, in […]
News Release — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department October 23, 2017 Media Contacts: Maj. George Scribner, 802-828-1483; Neil Van Dyke 802-241-5656 MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is recommending that hunters and hikers practice a few basic wilderness safety precautions and dress for the weather when heading out into the woods this […]
The governor talked about the economic potential of the outdoor industry as he and other government officials met with industry stakeholders in Grafton.
The governor says there are about 34,000 jobs in outdoor recreation in Vermont, and the sector sees about $2.5 billion annually in consumer spending. The new panel will look to boost those numbers.
News Release — Vermont Department of Forest, Parks & Recreation, Vermont Trails & Greenways Council November 29, 2016 Media Contact: Danny Hale, Chairperson, Vermont Trails & Greenways Council, 802-353-6608 Jessica Savage, Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, 802-249-1230 WATERBURY, VT— Exploring Vermont’s outdoors by trail has always been part of the Green Mountain state’s culture, […]