Mike Finnegan

Trail Talk

Busy Busy Busy: Popular Trails in a Pandemic
Busy Busy Busy: Popular Trails in a Pandemic
Trails around the country have experienced record-setting use in 2020. With COVID-19 limiting indoor gatherings, people have flocked to the outdoors. In order to curb some of the effects of increased usage while also ensuring that people can safely…
December 15, 2020
Winter is Wonderful
Winter is Wonderful
As snow begins to blanket the hills and mountains of New England, it may be tempting to hole up inside next to the wood stove with a book or a movie. However, there is no reason to think of winter as the “indoor season.” In many respects, it is…
December 10, 2020
The Considerate Skier
The Considerate Skier
During the pandemic it’s more important than ever that we get outside, for the sake of both our physical and mental health. As we head into a winter with COVID-19, what we need is a fun family-friendly way to enjoy the great outdoors, that will…
December 7, 2020
Wild Willoughby: Where to Hike
Wild Willoughby: Where to Hike
The iconic cliffs of Mounts Pisgah and Hor over Lake Willoughby are visible from many miles away, signalling the entrance to Vermont’s enigmatic and remote Northeast Kingdom. Anticipating a secluded hike up Mount Pisgah and into Vermont’s deepest…
December 2, 2020
The Considerate Walker
The Considerate Walker
One of the most difficult consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the separation it has caused among friends and families. With physical distancing and stay-at-home orders, we spend much more time secluded in our homes and much less time around…
November 30, 2020
Accessible Adventures
Accessible Adventures
Whether you are looking for a moment of tranquility, a chance to catch a glimpse of elusive wildlife or the opportunity to breathe fresh air, there is a place on trails for everyone. As people of all abilities seek outdoor experiences, trail managers…
November 25, 2020
Where to Begin: Introducing Trail Talk
Where to Begin: Introducing Trail Talk
2020 has been busy here at Trail Finder! In February we launched our new website platform. In the spring, when the COVID pandemic reduced travel, encouraged people to recreate locally, and forced the closure…
November 23, 2020
COVID-19: Trail Basics
COVID-19: Trail Basics
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors to Vermont are required to quarantine for 14 days before visiting public spaces, including trails. Visitors to New Hampshire from outside New England are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Please abide by the…
November 23, 2020
The Considerate Hiker
The Considerate Hiker
Hiking is a great way to get outdoors. Other than a sturdy pair of shoes, you don’t need special gear, you don’t need special skills, all you need is to be able to identify trails that are appropriate for you, know how to recreate responsibly…
November 23, 2020
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