The Vermont Cynic

Exploring the beauty of Vermont’s state parks

A small stream leads to a cove at the Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester, VT. The park offers sweeping views of Lake Champlain from its cliffs and a number of trails to explore.

Nina Loutchko, Feature Writer

September 10, 2019

Tucked away behind the shadows of the state’s tallest peaks, blue waters, sandy shores and luscious greenery are the natural spectacles of Vermont State Parks. Vermont currently maintains 52 developed state parks and 21 undeveloped properties spanning from the Northeast Kingdom to the islands of Lake ...

Birding for Change: UVM professor and students lead after-school program to get kids outside

Birding for Change: UVM professor and students lead after-school program to get kids outside

Gordon Coates, Staff Writer

October 20, 2018

Ostrich ferns brush the ankles of 4th and 5th graders as they run amongst the huge silver maple forest and sink knee deep into mud on the banks of the Winooski River. On Wednesday afternoons, Trish O’Kane aims to combat the ailments of an increasingly indoor, sedentary, screen filled world thr...

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