Winter Guide: Don’t Fool With Mother Nature | Entertainment


You might not be conscious of this reality however Mother Nature has an administrative assistant, moi, and, generally, when Mother (I name her by her first identify) is unavailable for remark, I’m tasked to deal with her tasks.

While it’s not simple to be Mother Nature’s scribe, it does have its perks. You know the climate earlier than WCAX reviews it and “when nature calls,” it takes on a brand new that means. Vacay, child. Yes, life is sweet!

I did get a word from her at this time, as she is off within the Northwest making a rainstorm or two, and he or she wished me to impart a message to you. She is understood to be just a little bit blunt, a peaceful demeanor not her sturdy go well with, however there may be an underlying message she hopes you’ll obtain. Okay, right here goes…

“Get off your damn comfy couch! Get off your smartphone. Stop watching Netflix, and go outside! That’s an order,” she barked. As I mentioned, she is understood to have some perspective.

While I might have put it another way, in a barely much less passive-aggressive tone, Mother does know greatest and I feel she makes some extent. There actually is a lot to do throughout winter within the Northeast Kingdom.

Mother jogged my memory, as if she needed to (with me being a chamber director and all), that there are two world-class ski resorts in our yard, Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Resort. Olympians have expert on these trails and if it’s adequate for gold medalists, most definitely you, your loved ones, pals and kin will benefit from the experience.

For these not desirous to be out within the chilly, which Mother doesn’t perceive, there may be additionally the water park at Jay Peak Resort. Taking a visit down the Lazy River does sound interesting in winter, I have to say, even when I get factors docked off my efficiency overview for saying it. As I mentioned, Mother has ‘tude, but when I’m going to get into bother anyway, I have to as effectively add that these resorts have high-quality lodging and a choice of eating places to, actually, fit your tastes.

Those recommendations are, not at all, the one actions that you may partake in, right here in these components. There is cross-country snowboarding, fat-biking using, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing (holy moly), skating, hockey, sledding/tobogganing, canine sledding, winter mountain climbing and, this shouldn’t shock you Hallmark Channel watchers, the compulsory sleigh experience!

Going again to snowmobiling, it needs to be famous that the Northeast Kingdom has among the greatest trails within the nation, bar none. Our pals at VAST could be glad to steer you in the appropriate route, at By the best way, did you see what I did there, yet one more droll play on phrases.

While there may be a lot to do outdoors, there are additionally many attention-grabbing locations to enterprise to inside. You can store in our downtowns, treatment what ales you at our breweries and enterprise to galleries, museums and artwork facilities all around the Kingdom. Just as a result of it’s chilly outdoors doesn’t imply we don’t have a wide range of performances and live shows all through the winter. Far from it.

If you will have any questions on what to do in these months forward, you possibly can contact any chamber. My personal chamber has a dandy web site and a powerful calendar of occasions, all of which might be discovered at

Well, greatest to get again to work earlier than Mother will get again from the west. She is understood to have a mood and I don’t wish to get on her dangerous facet, fairly precisely a rain of terror. Be secure and have enjoyable, everybody!

Darcie McCann is the director of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.