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SEP 2018

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September 2018 38 www.sportseventsmagazine.com GUIDES BY PAIGE TOWNLEY Burlington Just like the entire state, the Burlington area is a perfect outdoor sports destination. Summer visitors can paddle the shoreline of Lake Champlain, take the bike path north toward the Champlain Islands and hike the nearby city and state parks. In the winter, Burlington becomes a hockey destination, with multiple indoor rinks located in and around town. Hotel rooms: 2,500 Hotel tax rate: 9 percent Major facilities: The University of Vermont offers the 4,000-seat Gutterson Fieldhouse Ice Rink, Fieldhouse and Indoor Track, gym, baseball complex, soccer/ lacrosse field, outdoor track, field hockey field and natatorium. St. Michael's College has a basketball gym, natatorium, two-rink arena, field for field hockey/lacrosse/soccer, baseball field and softball field. Smaller local rinks include Leddy Park and C. Douglas Cairns Arena. Centennial Field is a Minor League ballpark that seats 4,400. Contact: Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, www.vermont vacation.com Killington Killington is situated in the Green Moun- tains in central Vermont. The Killington Region is home to Killington Ski Resort, one of the largest ski areas in the world. Hotels: 9 properties Major facilities: Killington Ski Resort has 95 miles of skiing and snowboarding terrain, many of which also host mountain biking and hiking when snow has melted. Contact: Killington Chamber of Com- merce, www.vermont.com Stowe Stowe is located at the foot of Mt. Mans- field, Vermont's tallest peak. There are end- less opportunities to enjoy the city's natural beauty year-round while enjoying a range of activities, including cycling and skiing. Hotel rooms: 1,500 Hotel tax rate: 10 percent Major facilities: Stowe Arena offers an NHL-size ice arena from June through March and a turf arena in April and May. Stowe Recreation Fields has space for 15 soccer fields. Stowe Mountain Resort/ Stowe Mountain Lodge hosts tennis, ski and cross-country events. Contact: Stowe Area Association, www.gostowe.com n Natural beauty welcomes visitors to Vermont. This northeastern state is known for its mountain terrain and skiing. "Vermont is one of the best outdoor recreation states in the country," said Tim Simard, director of communications for the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing. "There are thousands of miles of hiking trails in the Green Mountains, 20 downhill ski resorts, a growing mountain bike scene and beautiful rivers, streams and lakes. The state's natural beauty is certainly a standout for sports events." n ◄ Vermont 10 Miler in Stowe SPOTLIGHT ON: VERMONT Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour No trip to Vermont is complete with a stop at the Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour. On a 30-minute guided factory tour, visitors watch how the ice cream is made so deli- ciously. The highlight of the tour is getting to try a flavor at the factory's full-service Scoop Shop. n MUST SEE: Vermont 10 Miler Photo courtesy of Ben & Jerry's

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