Families

A PAWS-itive Perspective

Accomplished production designer Ken MacLeod finds new fulfillment through his flourishing dog training business.

Shopping

Vermont Country Store
Cabin Fever

Conquer seasonal boredom with some wholesome and engaging recreational pursuits, courtesy of Vermont’s most beloved stores and companies.

Snow Sports

STRATTON’S SISTER: SUGARBUSH RESORT

A vacationer’s guide to Stratton’s distinguished northern neighbor – Sugarbush Resort.

Local

A Hidden Treasure

Dig in at Retreat Farm. This one-of-a-kind place has something for everyone.

Families

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Not Just 4 Kicks

Nothing puts a spring in your step like a new pair of kicks and, this winter, The Stratton Foundation is working to instill confidence and comfort in children throughout the region with their new KICKS 4 VT KIDS initiative…

Out and About

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Columbus Day Weekend

When Vermont leaves burst into vibrant color, Stratton’s Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Fest fills the Village with endless family fun. Attendees enjoyed live music, hay rides, scenic lift rides, mountain top yoga, and so much more at Harvest Fest…

Out and About

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Mountain Friends and Freedom Independence Day Celebration at Stratton Mountain Resort

Stratton celebrated their Annual Mountain Friends and Freedom Festival June 29–July 2. Attendees enjoyed live music performed by The Marshall Tucker Band, gondola rides, beer versus wine workshops, barbecues, children’s activities, and a spectacular fireworks show…

Families

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Create 4 Freedom Contest

The CREATE 4 FREEDOM ℠ Contest 2018 offers students the unique opportunity to test their own creativity and problem-solving abilities. THE MILL, in association with the 4 Freedoms Festival, LLC, is proud to announce the contest, which challenges today’s high school students to examine the meaning of freedom in 2018…

Families

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Puzzle Family Fun

Stratton Magazine presents a special crossword puzzle for our Winter 2018 issue…

Families

My Far Away Grandma
My Far Away Grandma

Intrinsically nomadic, I spent many years gallivanting around the globe as a journalist, raising three children, on two continents, in nine homes. But the birth of my first grandchild in Germany, separated by 3,672 miles from our home in Vermont, not to mention an ocean, was the game changer…

Families

Their Own Holiday Inn
Their Own “Holiday” Inn

Among the interesting and remarkable cast of characters who do appear in their own sequels at the Wilburton Inn for Christmas and New Year are several storied families who seem to claim part ownership of the mansion just by virtue of the fact that they’ve been repeat guests, not just two or three times, but year after year for decades…

Families

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Father’s Day

On June 18 we celebrate, and remember, all you dads and dads-to-be with tributes from dads in our community on what it means to be a father, and the inspiration their dads provided. “ What do I enjoy most about being a father? All of it. It’s been so satisfying watching my daughters grow from babies to toddlers and then girls to…

Families

floodbrook school
The ABC’S of Education in Manchester and the Mountains

Our top priority was the type of academic experience our children would receive. We were seeking a place where our children would flourish; a place that would be fulfilling but fun; challenging yet engaging; competitive but community minded and after concluding our research…

Families

Back to Ski School

Interested in getting your preschooler out on the mountain to learn how to snowboard or ski? Congratulations! Getting kids on the slopes at an early age is the perfect way to instill a lifelong love for winter and the outdoors. But there can also be a flurry of frustrations along the way…

Families

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Picking Projects

The autumn season wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins and apples. Choose the perfect pumpkin and pick your own apples at these local spots that are great for the whole family.

Families

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Vermont Open Farm Week

Vermont Open Farm Week, 8/15 through 8/21, promises to be a busy one at Merck Forest & Farmland Center, with special demonstrations, workshops, tours and family-fun activities scheduled all week long.

Families

Vermont Perfection at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry

Lowell Lake State Park is located at the end of a dirt road in a beautiful, secluded spot overlooking the lake. The park is operated differently than most other Vermont State Parks because it does not offer any type of facilities, and camping is not permitted. Still, it’s a popular spot for kayaking, fishing, and walking.

Families

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The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski

Teaching my daughter Phoebe to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area turned out to be a valuable lesson in parenting, and a memorable experience for both of us. Over four weeks, I learned to keep my expectations in check and just have fun.

Families

Burr and Burton Mountain Campus
In a Cabin, In the Woods…

At Burr and Burton’s mountain campus, students learn to define the skills and habits that will create positive change in our communities and environments.