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Lovely Day on the Lake

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upper Valley Trails Alliance’s signature ice trail event, Skate-a-thon, is held on the longest skating trail in the nation.  This season’s event will be held on January 19, 2014. Lunch, hot chocolate, and Nordic Skate rentals provided to registered participants. Visit the uvtrails.org homepage in late fall 2013 for additional Skate-a-thon 2014 details. Come out and enjoy the great outdoor times at this annual UVTA fund-raiser. Special thanks to Nordic Skater (www.nordicskater.com) for providing FREE Nordic Skate rentals to registered participants since 2004. Lake Morey Skating Trail maintained by Lake Morey Resort in partnership with UVTA and Hulbert Outdoor Center.

Ice Sports University - Are there any winter sports that you would like to try?  Enroll at Lake Morey Resort for the Ice Sports University. You can earn your “diploma” in the following “majors”:

  • Pond Hockey
  • Curling
  • Ice Fishing
  • Nordic Skating
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing

Instructors offer complimentary one-hour lessons at 9 am, 11 am and 1 pm.  Friendly competition is at 3-4 pm.

Day passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children.  All equipment, except helmets, will be provided.

Lake Morey Resort is opening its amenities to all participants and they are offering weekend package rates which include the classes. Get more info by calling 1-800-423-1211.

PAST EVENTS

The hidden world behind our hills … that was the subtext of a talk, focused on the wetland complex that abuts Lake Morey within the Fairlee Town Forest and West Fairlee’s Brushwood Community Forest.  Five well-known VT researchers presented “The Great Fairlee Wetlands.”  Friends of Fairlee Forests, the event sponsor, identified this area as the largest, most diverse, and most pristine wetland habitat in the Upper CT River Valley.  The event, which was free and very well attended, took place on Wed., July 17, at 7 pm at the Lake Morey Resort.  Contact ldfitzhugh@yahoo.com for more info — we hope to have a dvd of the presentation available to borrow.

The New England Trifest was held in Fairlee (staged at Camp Horizons on Lake Fairlee) on June 29-30.  This race weekend featured a duathlon for ages 7-14 on Saturday and half & olympic distance races for triathletes on Sunday.  Visit the Sun Multisport Events website (www.sunmultisportevents.com) for more info.  Congratulations to the LMPA families and friends who participated!

The LMPA and the VT State Police Marine Division co-sponsored the 3rd annual safe boating and boater certification workshop on June 18 & 20.  Twenty participants obtained their VT boating licenses as a result of successfully completing the course.  We are committed to continue raising awareness of safe boating practices so all can enjoy lake activities!