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Vermont is home to a wide variety of nature based programs and educators.
From birding to wildlife photography and natural history hikes. You will find them here.

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" Harmony with nature is of more importance to us than any or all other attainments"

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More than 70 miles of well-maintained trails hiking, biking, wildlife and bird watching, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and more.

 

 


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Birding in Vermont

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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
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Abenaki Outfitters & Guide Service
Champlain Valley
Canoeing, Kayaking, Nature, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Tracking

John Danyew
P.O. Box 283
Shoreham, VT 05770-0283
Phone: 802-897-7500
Email: john@abenakioutfitters.com
Web: www.abenakioutfitters.com
Abenaki Outfitters guides trips throughout Wobanakik, "The Land of The Dawn" in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We also guide in the Adirondacks of New York. We specialize in guiding small groups or individuals. In this way, we can maintain a high quality outdoor experience.
Abenaki Outfitters is located in the heart of the Champlain Valley and we guide trips on both sides of the lake. We travel past a variety of wildlife habitat. Often we see many birds, including everything from waterfowl and shorebirds to sparrows and warblers. Occasionally we even see a Bald Eagle.

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Clyde River Recreation
Northeast Kingdom
Providers for self-guided paddle trips, canoe and kayak rentals, group outings, fishing trips and bird watching Tours.
Chris McFarland
2355 VT Route 105
West Charleston, VT. 05872
Phone: 802-895-4333
Email: clyderiverrecreation@comcast.net
Web: www.clyderiverrecreation.com
Quality experience at a great price is the reason people choose our service in the NEK. Enjoy an outing without the need or expense of a guide. Our 3 hour paddle on the Clyde River is most popular and great for the whole family at all skill levels. Schedule your large group outing, small quiet get-a-way for 2, bird watching, or fishing trip with us. Shuttles run on demand on your schedule. Little notice prior to arrival is appreciated but not necessary. For more information visit our website, perhaps watch a video.

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Green Mountain Fishing Guide Service
Southern Vermont

Bird Watching, Fishing
Rod Start
593 Rt 140, Tinmouth, VT 05773
Phone: 802-446-3375
Email:
rod@greenmtnguide.com
Web:
http://greenmtnguide.com/
Green Mountain Fishing Guide Service offers half-, full- and multi-day guides on many central Vermont lakes, including Lake St. Catherine, Lake Bomoseen, and Lake Hortonia. These lakes offer some of the finest Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, and Northern Pike fishing the region has to offer. In addition to these sportfish species, panfish of all kind – Bluegill, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch and Crappie – are plentiful and eager to bite (which keeps the kids happy!). All equipment, bait, and tackle is provided. Fishing is done from a fully-equipped 20-foot Ranger® bass boat. Bird watching trips are also available! Dates book quickly, so call 802.446.3375 today for rates and best availability!

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Head North, LLC
Southern Vermont
Accommodations, Hiking, Nature, Survival, Snowshoeing, Skiing, Yoga
Todd W. Parkins
P.O. Box 6 Plymouth VT 05056
Phone: 802- 672-2044  Cell:732-996-3555
Email: toddtracks@aol.com
Web: www.headnorthllc.com
HEADNORTH is an outdoor education center for people and families. We focus on the accomplishment of timeless primitive skills into our modern lives. This brings out the free spirit in us all which helps us become more competent and effective as humans. Combining a wide variety of wilderness survival, health, wellness and spiritual awareness thru nature., participants take home a lifetime of memories and skills.

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Keeping Track, Inc.
Statewide

Tracking, Natural History
Susan Morse
P. O. Box 444, Huntington, VT 05462
Phone 802-434-7000
Email:
info@keepingtrack.org
Web: www.keepingtrack.org
Nonprofit organization dedicated to Identifying and monitoring important wildlife habitat and travel corridors, educating the public about the importance of conservation, and encouraging cooperation among conservation and natural resource groups.  Slide lectures, community track and sign survey training, preliminary habitat evaluation, tracking and habitat workshops, and single to multi-day school programs.

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Kroka's Expeditions
Vermont, New Hampshire, Ecuador

Nature, Canoeing, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Winter Camping, Sea Kayaking, XC Skiing
Misha & Lynne Boudreau
767 Forest Road,  Marlow, NH,  03456
Phone 603-835-9087
Email
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info@kroka.org
Web www.kroka.org
Kroka Expeditions is committed to awakening in young people a connection to nature and the spirit within, and a capacity for conscious living and compassionate service. We strive to achieve this through wilderness adventure, community living, farming, and the practice of traditional and indigenous skills. Adventure for schools and organizations, winter & summer adventure programs, and private guiding for climbing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, caving, snowshoeing, back-country skiing and much more.

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Pickett Hill Guide Service
Southern Vermont
Moose Watch & Photo Safaris
P. O. Box 396 Bennington VT. 05201
Phone: 802-442-2317

Email: picketthill@hotmail.com
Web:  www.picketthillguideservice.com
20 to 40 minute vehicle ride up mountain on Route 9 East to Red Mill Pond area, or Summerset Reservoir, for an opportunity to view or photograph/film real moose in their natural habitat.  A two to three hour event.  A snack and beverage is included, along with use of binoculars, spotting scope, and digital camcorder for close-up viewing.  We are in constant communication with local biologists, game wardens, forest agencies, local officials for best area for viewing. Reservations required with minimum 2 day notice; up to 6 people per trip.

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ROOTS School LLC
Central & Northern Vermont
Survival, Tracking and Awareness, and Earth Based Philosophies
PO Box 932 Montpelier, VT. 05601
Phone: 802-456-1253
Email: info@rootsvt.com
Web: www.rootsvt.com
Reclaiming Our Origins Through Traditional Skills
For the majority of human existence, our understanding of the natural world, our skills and innate abilities, and our love for each other kept us alive and strong in the wilderness. Roots’ teachings reconnect us all to our birthright and ancestral lineage of survival, tracking and awareness, and earth based philosophies. Join us for an experience based, intensive journey from humanities’ past, to its future.

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The Woodstock Naturalist
Statewide
Custom Nature Programs and Guided Hikes. Interactive Training and Lectures, Nature Writing, Special programs for corporate and professional retreats.
Scott Davison, MS, CIT
114 Evergreen Ct, Woodstock, VT. 05091
Phone: 802-457-2810
Email: cwpiper@myfairpoint.net
Website: http://woodstocknaturalist.weebly.com/
Centrally located in the beautiful village of Woodstock, Vermont! Re-establish and explore your personal connections to nature. Walk with the Woodstock Naturalist and experience nature anew through guided hikes, music, storytelling and custom programs that will refresh and restore as well as inform and invigorate. Programs topics may include: daytime and night hikes, mammal tracking on snowshoes, winter ecology, birding in all seasons, backyard habitats, bogs, frogs and old logs, and nature journaling all conducted in a full-body and mind contact earth ecology zen style. Scott also offers professional training for nature and heritage interpreters and docents in a wide variety of organizations including museums, state & national parks and nature centers.

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Vermont Vision Quest
North Central Vermont
Vision Quest Guide
Fran Weinbaum
128 Bliss Road  Montpelier Vermont  05602
Phone: 802-229-0940

Email: fran_weinbaum@yahoo.com
Web: www.vermontvisionquest.com
The Contemporary Vision Quest
Reconnecting Individual, Community, and Earth Spirit
Be Still.  Listen.  What in your life is calling you?
Come quest in the Green Mountains for that which is calling you into deeper levels of relationship with Family, Community, Earth, and Spirit.  Current programs and services listed on website.
Vision Quests foster a relationship with Earth, Spirit and Community that is based in gratitude and service. The individual's own spiritual journey is essential to the creation and nurturance of spiritual community that in turn supports the growth of the individual. This best occurs when the individual intention and gift meet the community need and future.

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Wild Rivers Outfitters
Northern Vermont
Fall Foliage River Tours for non hunters and River Nature  Tours.
Captain Gregg Campbell
3 Hamilton Place Extension
Richford VT 05476-1215
Phone: 802-848-3298
Web: www.wildriversoutfitting.com
Spectacular scenery and wildlife. Bring your camcorders, binoculars and warm clothes. Spectacular scenery and wildlife. Bring your camcorders, binoculars and warm clothes. The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge is a 6600 acre refuge is a resting and feeding area for many waterfowl species during fall migration. 25,000 ducks share this area with lots of Canada and snow geese. This migration stopover harbors ideal habitat for these birds. Some major foods in this marsh are wild rice, water celery, duck potato, pondweed and sedge. Our Lund Alaskan 18’ guide boat accommodates six people and gear. All tours are guided by Captain Gregg Campbell, Vermont native and forestry graduate. Coast Guard licensed and insured. We welcome handicapped and disabled persons aboard our vessel. Making friends and pleasing people are our goals.

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Wilderness Learning Center
New York & Vermont

Camping, Canoeing, Nature Hikes, Survival, Wildlife Photography, Women's Challenges, Youth programs
Marty Simon
435 Sandy Knoll Road Chateaugay NY 12920
Phone: 518-497-3179
Web: www.weteachu.com
Email: weteachu@dishmail.net
The WILDERNESS LEARNING CENTER  is a full time school devoted to teaching groups and individuals about the outdoors. Our specialty is  wilderness survival. We run programs all year long, both here in New York and at several sites throughout the Northeast. We have Basic, Advanced, Advanced Adventure and Certification programs in wilderness survival. Also we run wilderness First Aid programs for certification. We have certified Survival Instructors, Licensed New York State Guides and an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer on staff.

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Wonder Walks
Statewide and Beyond

Hiking, Walking, Snowshoeing, Inn- to-Inn Hiking Tours or Day Outings
Bruce Acciavatti
2619 Monkton Rd., Bristol, VT 05443
Phone 877-897-7175 or (802)453-2076
Email: tours@wonderwalks.com
Web: www.wonderwalks.com
Come join us, two dedicated Vermont-based guides, as we walk, hike or snowshoe at a satisfying pace through some of our favorite areas. With years of leading trips we promise you an unforgettable experience. The scenic, quiet routes we travel include country lanes, foot paths, rail trails, and forgotten byways. We see rural villages, covered bridges, historic sites, beautiful woodlands, mountain scenery, pastoral valleys, clean waters flowing, pristine beaches, and panoramic overlooks. Feel fresh country breezes and taste wild berries along the way. Savor all of this and more on one of our tours!

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Vermont Outdoor Guide Association
P.O. Box 10
North Ferrisburg, VT. 05473
1 800-425-8747  (802) 425-6211

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