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On the Trails: Make Play A Priority

I’m a city kid who grew up with a mother passionate about gardening and spending time outdoors. Saturday mornings were often spent in our garden pulling weeds, planting bulbs, spreading mulch and trimming tree branches. Everyone in my family had a job, and we worked together to keep our garden maintained and beautiful. Our house […]

Norwich Trails Are Ready for Autumn Hikers

One of the favorite recreational opportunities residents and visitors to the Upper Valley enjoy in the fall is hiking the many area trails. Hiking allows an intimate relationship with nature and, in some cases, a birds-eye view of the spectacular fall color. Residents and visitors are particularly blessed with many local trails from which to […]

On the Trails: Calling Youth to Action in the Woods

Here in the Upper Valley, we are lucky to have widespread access to beautiful outdoor recreation spaces and strong trail networks. As a runner, hiker and cross country skier, I have taken frequent advantage of my favorite trails. However, until I completed three weeks of trail work with the Upper Valley Trails Alliance through their High […]

Animated Video History of UVTA!

Earlier this year, we applied to the TruScribe Scribe for Action program. TruScribe is an audio-visual cartooning company that creates informative videos in a fun, memorable way. The Scribe for Action program is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to apply to receive an animated video for free. Since we are celebrating 20 years, Kaitie thought it […]

On the Trails: Fitness, Frequency go Hand in Hand

Our Upper Valley trails are both critical and also somewhat vulnerable infrastructure for the health and well being of our communities. They are the pathways that connect us to nature, each other and outdoor recreation, and have the potential to help us improve and maintain our mental and physical health in profoundly important ways. At […]

On the Trails: Helping Maintain Trails Needn’t Change Routines

Spring has sprung, finally. With snow as a (not too) distant memory and mud season in the rear view, now is the time that many in the Upper Valley revisit some of their favorite trails. One may find that the long winter has left these paths in need of some spring cleaning. Whether it’s a […]