7 Must-Do Mud Season Events

It’s a big weekend for spring outdoor recreation across the state! From the Otter Creek Classic fly fishing tournament and the opening day of trout season to some of the first half marathons and races of the season, it’s a great time to get outside. Don’t miss the Muddy Onion next weekend, an epic gravel ride through Central Vermont’s dirt roads. 

10 | Screening of Amazigh, Burlington

Are you curious about epic high-elevation skiing in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and how you can travel there while promoting sustainable eco-tourism that benefits locals? Head to ArtsRiot in Burlington’s South End for a special screening of Vermont filmmaker and skier Aaron Gould-Kavat’s new piece Amazigh. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a ski trip to Morocco and hear Moroccan Mountain Guide Ahmed Achou field questions about the region and its mountains.

13 | 13th Annual RunVermont Half Marathon Unplugged, Colchester

Run 13.1 miles or join a relay team. Earn a Switchback beer at the brewery/finish line. Course begins at Airport Park in Colchester and runs along the bike path to the South End of Burlington.

13 | 11th Annual New Haven Ledges Race, Bristol

Advanced whitewater paddlers take on the 1.3-miles of boulder gardens, waterfalls and class IV and V rapids in this classic race and celebration of Vermont whitewater.

13 | Spring Fling 5K/10K, Shelburne

Run, walk or jog this community fun run and out-and-back race, followed by a pancake breakfast with local syrup. Starts at 9 a.m.

13-14 | Otter Creek Classic Fly Fishing Tournament, Middlebury

Middlebury Mountaineer hosts this annual catch and release fly fishing only event. All profits benefit Project Healing Waters for local conservation and education programs.

20 | The Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Grinder, Montpelier

Come out of hibernation for this fully supported 36.9-mile gravel grinder covering the amazing dirt roads of Central Vermont. Don’t miss the parking lot after-party with beer and food.

21 | 23rd Annual Mutt Strut, Waterbury

Support the Central Vermont Humane Society with this 3-mile fun run for dogs and their owners at Little River State Park.


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