After the success of the 1st Annual New England Blade & Camp last summer I’ve decided to continue the event and add one more day and night to the weekend that will place from Thursday August 29th to Sunday September 1st. This trip is happening a few days after the Boschi Pope Skate Off – BPSO4 in New York City. We hope that you are able to attend both of these events in the Northeast.
The weekend kicks off on Thursday Aug 29th at Rusty Bearings Skatepark in West Lebanon, New Hampshire at 3pm. We will be skating parks and swimming for 3 nights and 4 days. If you can’t make it out for the whole weekend then just come out for the day! Also bring your Big Wheel Blades for some urban and trail skating in Burlington.
Please tag all your photos on social media with #2019nebc so that we can pick some of the best photos for an article after the trip. Also if you are filming and want to contribute to the official video afterwards please contact me. Don’t forget to go to the official event page for more information. Also cell phone service in Vermont is terrible so you should download offline maps onto google maps so you can still find your way around when you lose service. I look forward to seeing everyone in Vermont for a fun weekend of skating and swimming.
Thursday August 29th
West Lebanon Skatepark
Rusty Bearings Skatepark
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Meetup at 3pm at Rusty Bearings Skatepark Skatepark, Lebanon New Hampshire. We will session this park for a few hours before heading off the a swimming hole near the campsite.
Food Recommendations Lebanon/White River Junction
- Yama Sushi (West Lebanon, New Hampshire)
- Big Fatties BBQ (White River Junction, Vermont) – great BBQ and Beer like Hill Farmstead
- Upper Valley Food Coop – Groceries and Essentials (White River Junction, Vermont)
- Trail Break Taps + Tacos (White River Junction, Vermont)
Swimming in Stockbridge
After skating we will go swimming in the river at Gaysville Twin Bridge next to the Gaysville Post Office near Stockbridge, Vermont. We will park at the Gaysville Post Office parking lot. This great swimming hole with plenty of cliffs to jump off of.
Gaysville Post Office
35 Bridge St
Gaysville, VT 05746
Food Recommendations Stockbridge Area
- Cockadoodle Pizza Cafe (Bethel, Vermont) – Pizza, good Beer selection.
- Wild Fern (Stockbridge, Vermont) – Farm to Table
- Tozier’s Restaurant (Bethel, Vermont) – Snackbar style, specializes in seafood
- Eaton’s Sugar House (South Royalton, Vermont) – Classic New England Pancake House
Camping in Stockbridge
After skating and eating we will head to Myles Cotter-Sparrows house on top of hunger mountain in Stockbridge, Vermont to set up camp for the Thursday and Friday night. Directions will be provided in the event page. Make sure you load off-line maps on your map app, because cell service doesn’t work here.
Friday August 30th
Friday morning we will wake up and skate the Warren DIY Park, followed by swimming at Warren falls, then hed over to Rutland to skate at Flipside Skatepark. Friday night we will be camping at Myles’ house again. Later that in that evening there will be a video premiere in the barn for “Forever Soon” The first Tallboyz Full Length Video by Andrew Leverton and Davin Gunn.
Friday we will start the day at the Warren Skatepark. It is an amazing DIY concrete park located next to the Warren School.
254 School Rd
Warren, VT 05674
Swimming at Warren Falls
After the Warren Skatepark we will venture to the local swimming hole. Warren Falls is a Vermont favorite. The pools below the falls are spacious and full of clear green-tinted water. Cliff jumping is a true past-time here. The falls themselves, a series of several small plunges, are mostly overshadowed by the allure of the pools and the striking gorge walls.
Warren, VT 05674
Food Recommendations Warren
- Warren Country Store – great sandwiches (Warren, Vermont)
- East Warren Community Market (Warren, Vermont)
- Sandy’s Books and Bakery (Rochester, Vermont) – farm to table cafe
- Hancock Oasis BBQ (Hancock, Vermont)
After swimming we will head to Rutland to skate at Flipside Skatpeark. Myles’s family ran Zero Gravity Skatepark in Rutland, Vermont the park is now called Flip Side. This is an indoor park and the only park we must pay admission. We will be getting a group rate so it won’t cost very much.
2 Oak St Ext
Rutland, VT 05701
Food Recommendations Rutland
“Forever Soon” Video Premiere in the Barn
Friday Night there will be a video premiere in the barn at the campsite for “Forever Soon” The first Tallboyz Full Length Video by Andrew Leverton and Davin Gunn. Featuring sections ton Dave Gunn III, Rob Dargiewicz, Tadd Labozzetta, Andrew Leverton and Matthew Silcox, as well as a Philly Tour section.
Saturday August 31st
Saturday we will pack up camp and head to Burlington to session multiple skateparks. There will also be the option to go an urban and trail skate on your big wheel blades. After finishing up in Burlington we will drive 1.5 hours to Lyndonville, Vermont for the final night of camping.
The plan is to pack up camp and drive a little over an hour to meet up at the Burlington A-Dog Concrete Park at 11am. They have added parking meters since last year and you now will need to pay a machine to park.
Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark
1 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington Distance Skate
Myles Cotter-Sparrow will lead an urban and trail skate around the lake front trail, through downtown and the UVM campus. This will be the perfect skate for those of you who want to bring your Big Wheel Blades and the see the amazing sites Burlington has to offer. This skate will leave from the Burlington Skatepark. Time to be announced.
Swimming in Lake Champlain
There are several beaches right by the skatepark for anyone who wants take a dip and relax.
After we are done with this area we will meet up the Burton Ramp for a session, which is next to the Burlington DIY spot.
Food Recommendations Burlington
Burton Mini Ramp & Bowl
Later we will head to the Burton Mini Ramp & Bowl for a session.
80 Industrial Pkwy
Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington DIY Spot
Directly behind the Burton Bowl is a DIY spot built on an abandoned section of a never completed Interstate Highway.
Alternative Park: Essex Skatepark
Essex Skatepark in the Burlington Area is a fun outdoor wood park for anyone who wants to check it out if time allows.
75 Maple St
Drive to Lyndonville to Camp
Saturday late afternoon we will drive 1.5 hours to Lyndonville, Vermont to camp at my parents property. They are being kind enough to open up their property for us. Address will be provided on the event page.
Camping in Lyndonville, Vermont
Saturday night we will be camping on my parents property in Lyndonville, Vermont. The property has gorgeous views of Burke Mountain.
Sunday September 1st
Sunday will be mellow day starting with a small chill morning session at the Outing Club Skatepark in Lyndonville, Vermont.
Lyndon Outing Club Skatepark
1580 Lily Pond Rd
Lyndonville, VT 05851
Food Recommendations Lyndonville
- Everybuddy’s Casual Dining
- Miss Lyndonville Diner
- Mosaic Bowls and Burritos
- The Freighthouse Coffee and Sandwiches
Winding down at Lake Willoughby
After the skatepark session we will drive to the north shore of Lake Willoughby to dip into it’s healing waters and hang out at the beach. Lake Willoughby is a 5 mile long glacial lake over 320 feet (98 m) deep in places and resembles a Norwegian fjord. This stunning natural wonder has been listed as a National Natural Landmark since 1967. The sheer cliffs of Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor in the background are nesting areas for the rare peregrine falcon.
Willoughby Lake Beach
146 Willoughby Lake Rd
Brownington, VT 05860
After swimming at Lake Willoughby we will head to Parker Pie Company in West Glover Vermont. Parker Pie’s is the most famous pizza joint in Vermont and has some amazing beers on tap including the famed Hill Farmstead Brewery.
Parker Pie Company
161 County Rd
West Glover, VT 05875
Other Things to see and do around Lyndonville
University of Northern Vermont Skatepark
There is a small prefab park one mile from my house that is fun to skate.
Light Plant Drive Swimming Hole
There is another little secluded swimming hole at the end of Light Plant Drive.
Burke Mountain Toll Road & Fire Tour
About 7 miles away from Lyndonville is Burke Mountain. It is a premiere ski area in the winter and an amazing place to hike in the summer. For $5 a carload you can drive to the summit and walk up the old fire tower to see amazing 360 views of Quebec, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Edits from Last Year
People had so much fun skating and swimming last year that most people completely forgot to pull out their cameras to document the weekend. Although the least amount of cameras I’ve ever seen at a skating event, Shredpool and Ian Hutchinson still managed to put together some edits with the clips they filmed.
What you need to know…
Thuro shop will be on hand for gear!
Gabe Holm of Thuro Shop will also be on hand with gear to sale. If you want to order anything he can bring it to you. If you want free shipping on an order use the code “vermontblading”.
What you should bring:
- Bug spray
- Head lamps / flashlights
- Tent or hammock with bug net and rain tarp
- Sleeping bag
- swimsuit / towel
We will be camping on private land. Property owners will be present so please be respectful. We are practicing a pack it in and pack it out policy. If you bring dogs, they need to be leashed at the Lyndonville campsite.