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JackRabbit Trail in the Lake Placid, NY area needs volunteers for trail work on Sat, Oct 25 9AM at Whiteface Inn Lane & Sun, Nov 2 at HPIC at ADJ Loj. See site for details.

Lapland Lake in Northville, NY has Open House on Nov 22-23 with gear sales & leases, door prize, clinics, reindeer rally and outdoor activities. Dec 1-18 these $150 per night lodging special; January, Midweek, and Spring special offers.

Bethel, Maine has the Wares Fair is on Nov 28 at the Bethel Inn Conference Ctr with 35 local crafters and horse drawn wagon rides. MooseFest on June 12-14 with moose calling, exhibits, kids adventure, field day at 4H Camp.

The Catamount Trail org has Vermont events with the Backcountry Forum on Nov 6 at Pierce Hall in Rochester, VT; the Ladies Nordic Ski Expo on Jan 10 at Trapp Family Lodge; the Bolton Nordic Ctr Tours & Apres Ski features tours all day and food by local chefs with local ingredients.

Bristol Harbour Resort in Canandaigua, NY has the Let's Wine a Little tour of wineries in the Finger Lakes region. Call 800-288-8248.

In Mt. Sunapee, NH there's the ChocolateFest on Oct 19 and the Fall Foliage Pig Roast & BBQ on Oct 11-12. Stay at Dexter's Inn.

In Gorham, NH the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center features a Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov 29; Kids SkiFest on Jan 11; Demo Day on Jan 17.

Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden, VT has the Thanksgiving Escape to Vermont with 3 nights lodging, 3 BF, Thanksgiving Dinner, and many activities to choose. Starts at $400 and Luxury or Vacation Homes are also available.

The Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson, NH has the Romance Pkg with bottle of champagne, 2 nights accommodations & one-hour AVEDA spa treatments.

Kingdom Trails in Burke, VT has WinterBike, the biggest Fat Bike event in the east set for Feb 28.




Winter Trails Day has special FREE introduction to snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing at 100 locations on Saturday, Jan 10. Includes access to trails, equipment to use and a clinic.

Maplelag Resort in Callaway, MN has the Red Pine Quilt Shop Quilting Weekend on Nov 12. Nordic Ski Camp Weekends on Dec 12 or 19.

The Natures's Kennel has educational presentations for sled dog enthusasits and mini sessions for students and educators. Fall Color Tours!

Lutsen Resort, MN has its Girlfriend Getaway Package which includes a bottle of champagne, massage or treatment, dinner, BF for minimum of 4 people/2 nights. During the summer if you stay a week at Lutsen, get 14% off lodging.

Check the event listings in the Grayling, MI region.Check the events list.

Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, WI has many special programs. Check for weekly schedule. Birding on Oct 23; Loon Symposium on Oct 25-26; Dinner Lectures on Nov 13 & Dec 11. Volunteers needed for Christmas Bird Count. 715-798-3890. www.cablemuseum.org

Ask Paul Shurke of Wintergreen DogSled Lodge in Ely, MN about his canoe trip to Brazil where he retraced Theodore Roosevelt pioneering on the Amazon River.

North House Folk School at 500 W. Hgwy 61 in Grand Marais, MN has many events & programs. www.northhouse.org





Devil Thumb's Ranch in Tabernash, CO has the James Beard Foundation Dinner on Oct 18. 970-726-7013.

Sun Mountain Lodge in WA has the Wine Maker Dinner & Wine Pairing Summer Package with 2 nights accommodations, 5-course dinner and more on Oct 10-12. Other packages for fly fishing, golf, couples or girls getaways. Fall Color Package available Sept 21- Oct 26. 800-572-0403 x735.

Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT has Specialty Weeks for Horseback enthusiasts with treks and horsemanship guideance; Romantic Sleigh & Stay with one night cabin lodging, sleigh ride to live entertainment, BF and outdoor trail fun for $399 per couple. Check the site for details.

Nipika Mountain Resort in Kootenay, BC has the Ski Week in the Rockies on Jan 18-23 with daily instruction, lodging, meals package.

Sorensen's Resort in Hope Valley, CA has Refer Friend or Family and when they stay and mention your name, you'll get a free midweek night. Winter Birding and Raptor Tour On Nov 8; Holiday Wreath Making on Dec 6. Winter Wilderness Survival Workshop Jan 10; Winter Sketching Workshop on Feb 8; Winter Landscape Photography Workshop on Feb 28.

Enchanted Forest in Red River, NM has the annual Luminaria Candlelight Tour on Dec 25 at 6:30 PM for snowshoe or XC ski by candles in bags to the new yurt; the annual Just Desserts tour is set for Feb 28 sign up now.

Rendezvous Ski Trails in West Yellowstone, MT has its annual Yellowstone Ski Festival on Nov 25-29 with on snow clinics, demo, races, and indoor ski show.

Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat, CO has the Horsemanship Retreat on March 22-26, 2015 for novice-intermediate riders to focus on their skills and a special 5-day getaway. Limited to 10-12 participants.