White River tubing: Old fashioned Summer fun.

tubeing on the White River.Summer at the October Country Inn is all about natural surroundings. What better way to enjoy nature than to cool off on a hot summer day with a dip in our  pool, a lake, or river tubing? Nothing feels as good as a dip in clear, clean water! Vermont’s natural bodies of water & flowing rivers & streams have some of the cleanest, clearest water you’ll find. It’s cool, refreshing & A floating group of tubers.thoroughly enjoyable. And what better way to enjoy Vermont than with an old-fashioned relaxing ride on an inner tube down a local river.

River tubing is a slow, cool journery on a hot day.

Just enough rain has produced excellent tubing conditions–not too deep with the water moving a good speed.  There is also plenty of variety.    In some spots you are just floating along while in Stockbridge yacht club.others you are gently bumping your way through the large smooth river rocks.

Use your own, or rent.

You can bring your own inner tube, or rent one from a local river tubing company.  There are a couple of different tubing rental companies in nearby Stockbridge (known locally as the Stockbridge Yacht Clubs). For a heat-escaping good time, all you need is a little spare time and an inner tube.  Vermont provides the rest.

 

By |2021-01-12T15:17:32-05:00July 31st, 2013|Summer Fun|

Paddleboard yoga: Downward dog the hard way.

comples yoga positions on a paddleboardThe end of June is fast approaching, and the weather here at the October Country Inn is as might be expected, warm and moist.  This is the perfect combination for an afternoon’s activity.  It involves getting wet, or at least has the option for a quick dip in a nearby lake.  Usually, canoeing or kayaking is the watercraft of choice for such an adventure.  However, there’s a new game in town–paddleboard yoga.

Rent a paddleboard from First Stop.

Of course, you might opt to bring your own paddlebord if you have one, or rent a paddleboard from First Stop, a local shop, and just cruise around the local lake of your choice.  But if you’re already a yoga enthusiast,  or have always wanted to give it a try, yoga classes are offered by Karen Dalruy at nearby Killington yoga studio.

Join one of Karen’s classes at Woodward Reservoir.

Karen poses with a group of paddleboard yoga students.

Karen poses with a group of paddleboard yoga students.

The best of both worlds can be combined with a session of paddleboard yoga instruction by Karen at Woodward lake.  This would be a good bet for one of those hot, moist Summer days.  Loosen up those blockages, improve your muscle tone, and flop in the cool clear water when the mood strikes you.  What are you waiting for?

 

By |2021-01-12T15:23:49-05:00June 30th, 2013|Summer Fun|

Buttermilk Falls: A Vermont style waterpark.

Upper Buttermilk Falls

Upper Buttermilk Falls

When at the October Country Inn Buttermilk Falls is a well known destination for those hot Summer days.  Buttermilk Falls offers locals and visitors alike the chance to cool off in the Branch Brook, without having to fork over an entrance fee.   Many people have cooled off in the Buttermilk Falls since they were little kids and now bring their grandchildren

Middle Buttermilk Falls

Middle Buttermilk Falls

There’s 3 falls.

The falls consists of three separate waterfalls, spread out over .2 of a mile of the river. The lower falls, a set of cascades about 8 feet high, lacks a pool of any significance.  The middle falls is about 20 feet high and be quite dramatic during times of high-water volume. It flows into a 25 foot wide pool that is deep enough for complete submersion.  The upper falls is segmented into two flows about 12 and 15 feet high respectively.  Both falls flow into a large swimming pool with clear water and a pebble covered bottom.

Buttermilk Falls is part of Plymouth State Park.

Yet another Buttermilk FallsThe State of Vermont, through the Vermont Rivers Conservancy, purchased the land around the falls when it came up for sale.  Over 60 private individuals and businesses contributed to the purchase.  In order to preserve this unique river resource, the site has come under Vermont’s Department of Parks and Recreation.  The falls is cared for by the staff from Camp Plymouth State Park during the summer months.

It’s crowded on a hot day.

Lower Buttermilk Falls

Lower Buttermilk Falls

The get to the falls from the October Country Inn, go South on Route 100A about 6 miles to the intersection with Route 100.  Turn left, and follow Route 100 North for about 10 miles to the intersections with Route 103.  Turn right.   Buttermilk Falls Road is almost immediately on your right.  Parking areas stretch out along the last half-mile of this dead end road.

By |2021-01-14T14:30:30-05:00July 31st, 2012|Summer Fun|
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