Tubbs – Mad River Glen Snowshoe Festival – FREE DEMOS!
Saturday, January 8, 2011 – 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Try out a pair of Tubbs snowshoes for FREE! Explore our snowshoe trail network at Stark Mountain or sign up for a two-hour guided Naturalist Program at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.. Wolaver’s – Mad River Glen Backcountry Challenge! - March 19, 2011, 10:00 AM
This challenge pits you against the backcountry! This is not a race. There are no winners and no losers - only those who finish the course and those who don't. Choose your gear - telemark, snowshoe, or randonee - as you adventure through the rugged terrain of the Green Mountain spine. A raffle of aweso me prizes follows the challenge. Sponsored by Wolaver’s Organic Ales. Entry fee is $15 and lunch is included! Thr Nature of December Naturalist Series – December 26, 2010 to January 1, 2011
President’s Week Naturalist Series - February 21, 2011 to February 26, 2011
10:30 AM and 1:30 PM every day.
To us December means holidays and sharing early season excitement with friends and family. But what about our wildlife counterparts? Join us this holiday week to discover what animals and trees are doing this time of year, and how they have prepared for the long, cold months ahead. Easy to moderate difficulty, all ages welcome. Evening Environmental Programs Full Moon Snowshoe Trek (2 hours)
December 29 & 30 , January 29 & 30 , February 26 & 27, March 27 & 29
Enjoy the beauty and magic of the moonlight on snow, while exploring the nature of Stark Mountain! This easy to moderate outing includes hot chocolate. Advanced reservations are requested for this outing. Weekend Snowshoe Treks
Please note: All programs are two hours in length
Please note: All programs are two hours in length
All About Bears - 12/11, 1/9, 1/22 , 2/5, 2/27, 3/27
Have you seen the bear hair on the “Black
Bear” snowshoe trail sign, or the bite
marks on the Kent Thomas Nature Center?
Mad River Glen has many of the habitat
requirements for bears, who have long
made it their home. Discover facts and
lore about this incredible large mammal
of our forests.
The Art and Science of Tracking - 1/8, 1/23, 2/6, 3/5
Seek out the tracks and signs of our forest
animals and birds, and discover the wild
side of the Green Mountains all while learning
about their ecology and habitat.
Family Snowshoe Adventure - 12/19, 1/2 , 2/19, 3/6, 3/12
Join us for this special outing for families.
While snowshoeing on easy terrain, we will
explore the flora and fauna of the slopes.
Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Moose on the Loose - Februar y 21-26, 2011
Stark Mountain is home to our largest
mammal--the moose! See the signs of
these fascinating animals, learn about
their behavior, what they eat and their
Signs of Spring - Februar y 21-26, 2011
The days are getting longer, migratory
birds are returning, and the maple sap
is flowing. Join us on this easy outing to
investigate the latest sightings and share
stories of the spring. All ages welcome.
Twigs, Buds and Bark - 12/18, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 3/20
Explore the ecology of the hardwood and
boreal forests of Stark Mountain, and learn
how to recognize the buds and bark of
some of our most common trees.
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours - December 17 & 18, January 21 & 22,
February 18 & 19, March 18 & 19
Enjoy the beauty and magic of the moonlight
on snow while exploring the nature
of Stark Mountain at night! Advanced
reservations are required for this tour
to run. Easy to moderate difficulty, all
Outbound Snowshoe Adventures
Available Daily – By Advanced Reservation Only
Join one of our experienced outdoor and naturalist guides for a day-long adventure that you’ll remember - exploring the backcountry trails of the Green Mountains by snowshoe! Discover local gems, like Molly Stark’s Balcony, Wind Gap, or Burnt Rock. Lunch, snowshoes, and transportation are included. Ages 12 and up. 5 to 6 hours. $50 per person.
- Two hour programs
- $25 adult
- $15 junior
- $65 for a family of four
- Outbound Adventures
- $50 per person (includes lunch, snowshoes, & transport.)
Tubbs Snowshoes are available in the Mad River Glen Rental Shop.
- Snowshoe Rental with a Environmental Program – Only $5!
- Snowshoe Trail Pass - $5
- Snowshoe Trail Season Pass - $50
- FOR RESERVATIONS and more information call (802) 496-3551 x. 117 or email Sean at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mad River Glen's Naturalist Programs are led by an incredibly experienced guides;
Allan Thompson is a professional consulting Forester and Wildlife Biologist and holds a bachelors degree in Wildlife Biology. Working throughout Vermont Allan has developed an extensive understanding of Vermont's unique and diverse ecology. Allan has 5 years experience in outdoor science education and is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.
Cory Stephenson is a place-based educator with a Master’s in Environmental Studies and over 9 years of teaching experience. Working both in schools and with the greater community, she strives to bring the wonder of nature to students of all ages. When not out in the woods, you can find Cory spending time with her children, skiing, biking or gardening.