Living in Vermont provides for many earthly pleasures. For example, we have plenty of things to do in nature. The possibilities are almost endless. No matter what season it is, there are things that you can do to enjoy this lovely planet that we call home. In the winter, we make the most of the cold snowy months by doing things such as snowshoeing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, and cross country skiing. This is just a taste of what we do in the winter. In addition, when spring rolls around, we like to go hiking or gather up sap from the sugar maples in order to make our world famous Vermont maple syrup. When summer is here, we have other things that we like to do. One of the things that we enjoy best is taking advantage of the lovely water that we have. We swim, boat, waterski, and much more when it is hot.
The best activity
These are all great activities that we do year in and year out. However, there is one thing that we can do year round that is simple and meditative. That thing is walking in the woods. We have plenty of wooded areas and forests in this great New England state. When it is snowy, we can enjoy the quiet goodness of the tranquil woods. Many poets have written about this calming silence. When the summer is here, walking in the woods will have you overwhelmed with sights, sounds, and smells. It seems like the whole forest is alive during these months!