Here we are, in the second week of October, and the foliage is either at peak or just past peak, depending on where you are looking and whether you’re a glass-half-full or glass-half empty kind of person.

As soon as the autumn weather starts turning the leaves to orange and yellow and red, another familiar sight pops up on roads and villages around Vermont — long and metal with tinted windows.

Even as the leaves above turn red, orange and yellow, you might want to cast your eyes downward to find the real wonderment of the fall forest.

The woods of Bolton and Richmond will be the setting this weekend for all things climbing at CRAG-VT’s first Vermont Climbing Festival, featuring demos, clinics and competitions, music, camping and food.

September’s full moon is coming up — the so-called “Harvest Moon,” which is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox (Sept. 23). The arrival of this year’s Harvest Moon will depend on which time zone you happen to live in.

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When the idea of a feature story on water skiing was pitched, my first inclination was to keep my head down and avoid eye contact with the editor because it sounded like one of those “learn by doing it” stories.

A kid’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 28-29.

Find things to do this week in Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville and across the county: community, exhibits, film and theater, kid-friendly, meetings, music and nightlife, sports and outdoors, talks, workshops and more.

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