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Curious about what’s growing in Stowe? The annual Gardens of Stowe tour will be held Sunday, June 30 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

From bobolinks flushing up from a grassy field to the beautiful song of an Eastern meadowlark, grassland birds greatly enrich summer in Vermont.

One afternoon last summer, my partner Rick called me out onto our deck to see a tiny hummingbird. Not just tiny, but the tiniest hummingbird he had ever seen. My curiosity piqued, I walked out and there it was — hovering in front of the bee balm, sipping nectar and beating its wings at an im…

When the Stowe Reporter launched RIDE in 2012, we wanted to introduce the community to a sport that seemed to be taking off. In the introduction, we credited “a dedicated group of volunteers and biking enthusiasts” who were making Stowe the place to ride in central Vermont.

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As I pedal up Cady Hill Climb (on one of the unfortunately rare rainless days the spring has blessed us with), I can’t help but smile as the sweat begins to bead and my muscles start to ache.

Mountain bikers in Stowe will have a whole network to disappear into for the day by the time the two Adams Camp 2.0 trails are built — likely by the end of the summer, says Roger Murphy, president of Stowe Trails Partnership.

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It’s the original home of Heady Topper, current home of Ben & Jerry’s, and now, Waterbury can claim another title: mountain biking mecca.

The Stowe area is all about interesting, tricky, long, challenging, technical, beautiful singletrack riding. Add to that: jumps, ramps, drops, log-rides and other technical features.

RIDE 2018

There’s a lot going on in the mountain bike world right now and we hope this issue gives you some insight into what the future holds, as well as into some of the movers and shakers who are pushing the needle of progress.

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.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!