An early sign of Spring to look for in our forests are tree circles. At this time of year, trees absorb sunlight (which excites electrons, creating heat) which is then radiated outward, melting snow. The darker the bark, the more radiant heat is created and the wider the circle becomes. Snow, being white, does just the opposite, it reflects sunlight. These melting circles are not just limited to trees, however. Inanimate objects, such as rocks, etc. also exhibit this phenomenon.
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Snow rollers are a rare winter weather phenomenon that occur when the conditions are just right. They are cylindrical snow balls, usually hollow, formed with the help of strong winds (30mph) and temperatures in the 37-39 degree range. A layer of wet, loose snow, preferably with an ice layer underneath is pushed by the wind across fields or down slopes. Gravity certainly helps! Snow rollers can be small or quite large (car size). They are also known as Snow donuts.
We are excited to announce our new Gift Shop, offering One of a Kind adult/child aprons and quilted baby bibs. Handcrafted onsite by the innkeeper. Choose coupon code BUYVT10 for opening special of 10% discount thru 12/31/20.
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Mad River Glen: December 12
Stay 3 nights or more and receive a locally produced pint of Maple Syrup to take home with you to enjoy.
10/21/20 We have officially entered Stick Season as I observe that most maples, birch, and ash have given up their hold on this year’s leaves. The stark silhouettes are now framed by what remains—the beech, which holds its leaves to the end and the firs and pines. It’s a transition time between the heat of this summer, the artistry of fall’s colors and the rush of the holidays to come. It’s a time to slow down, catch our breath and enjoy the quiet of Stick Season.
9/9/20 Another great find, Chicken of the Woods, a very desirable, beautiful and edible mushroom. I found this shelf fungus growing on a declining Ash tree. It was easily identified by its bright orange top and sulfurous yellow pores on the underside. ( I also confirmed my identification with a knowledgeable mushroom forager.) I collected 5 pounds to bring home to clean, cook and freeze some for winter soups. Delicious!
9/8/20 One blue Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) jumped and surprised me today, while working in my vegetable garden. The abnormal blue color is caused by the lack of the yellow pigment, a type of albinism. Remember, as children, we mixed blue and yellow together to make green? This blue frog, therefore is a rarity in nature, occurring in about 1:300,000.
Jan 25, 2021
Come and ski Mad River Glen at 1948 prices. Lift tickets are just $3.50 !!!
During these uncertain times we want to ensure that we do the very best for the health and safety of our guests and ourselves. We also want to be ready to offer you a great experience at Johnnycake Flats, as we hope to reopen in early summer 2021. All CDC and VT Dept. of Health regulations will be followed. Please call the inn for more information. Be well.
Commencement – May 1, 2021
CGCS Residency & Commencement – June 21-25, 2021
Homecoming – September 23-26, 2021
Parent & Family Weekend – September 30-October 3, 2021
Norwich University, Northfield
Yellow signs will once again dot the Vermont landscape leading locals and tourists to the studios of over 250 artists and craftspeople. Four local artisans in Roxbury! Click on the website for venues and maps.
June 25 & 26 2021
Unique combination of art, music and fire on a monumental scale celebrating Central Vermont’s colorful granite heritage set in Millstone Hill’s abandoned quarries & ruins. The centerpiece of the event is Firewalk, a 3 mile long procession lit by thousands of candles & luminaries with dozens of bonfires, all leading to a variety of fire lit art & live performance stages. Websterville,VT
June 23-26, 2021
New England’s oldest & largest quilting event. Classes, exhibits and vendors. Celebrating 45 years! Located in Essex, Vermont http://vqf.org
Sugarbush Brew Grass Festival is an artisan craft beer festival celebrating craft beers, tasty local food and jam in’ blue grass music. Held at Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush,VT, 2-6 pm
Come celebrate the 4th of July, complete with parades, BBQ, book sales, music, fireworks & more…American spirit at its best! Neighboring towns of Warren, Randolph, Montpelier, all have special events planned.
Come celebrate small town charm for a weekend long celebration with music, games, food, road, bath tub and duck race!
Festival of Celtic and French Canadian music and dancing
Celebrate Vermont’s Celtic and French Canadian heritage with traditional– and sometimes not so traditional–music and dance. Concerts, music and dance workshop sessions, children’s activities and open dancing unfold on 5 continuous stages. Food and drink provided by the area’s finest chefs and breweries.
Sept 16-19 2021
Best agricultural fair in New England. Enjoy seeing enormous pumpkins, eating maple cotton candy, experiencing the thrill of the pig race, oxen pulls and more… great music too! Don’t miss it! Click here for website.
Sept 29-30 2019
Festival with 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, meat and cheese, handspinning and fiber craft workshops, sheep herding demonstrations music and food. Tunbridge http://vtsheepandwoolfest.com
Nov 16-17 & 23-24
While the hunters go hunting, the rest of us go to the annual Cabot Hosiery Mills sock sale(originator of the ‘Darn Tough’ brand), all at factory prices & below. 8:30 am-4:30pm, Sat/Sun