The 1st Annual New England Blade & Camp is quickly approaching. The weekend kicks off on Friday July 13th at Rusty Bearings Skatepark in West Lebanon, New Hampshire at 3pm. We will be skating parks and swimming for 2 nights and 3 days. If you can’t make it out for the whole weekend then just come out for the day!

Please tag all your photos on social media with #nebc2018 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 load 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.

Friday July 13th

West Lebanon Skatepark

Rusty Bearings Skatepark
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Meetup at 3pm at Rusty Bearings Skatepark Skatepark, Lebanon New Hampshire.

Swimming in Stockbridge

After camping 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.

Gaysville Post Office
35 Bridge St
Gaysville, VT 05746

Camping in Stockbridge

After swimming we will head to Myles Cotter-Sparrows house on top of hunger mountain in Stockbridge, Vermont to set up camp for the 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.

Saturday July 14th

The sun comes up at 5am so I’m sure most people will be up fairly early.

Burlington Skatepark

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.

Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark
1 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Rollerblade 10K Challenge

The Rollerblade will be on hand showcasing their skate line as well as hosting at Rollerblade 10K skate along the beautiful and ultra scenic Island Line Rail Trail. This trail is newly paved and well worth the skate to see the beauty that is Lake Champlain.

Swimming in Lake Champlain

There are several beachesright by the skatepark for anyone who wants take dip and relax.

Burton Mini Ramp & Bowl

Later we will head to the rollerblade friendly Burton Mini Ramp & Bowl for a session.

Burton Snowboards
80 Industrial Pkwy
Burlington, VT 05401

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.

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.

Essex Skatepark
75 Maple St
Essex Junction
VT 05452

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.

Where we will camp in Lyndonville with majestic mountain views.

Sunday July 15th

Lyndonville Skatepark

Sunday will be mellow day starting with a small chill morning session at the Outing Club Skatepark in Lyndonville, Vermont.

Outing Club Skatepark
1580 Lily Pond Rd
Lyndonville, VT 05851

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 large crystal clear spring fed glacial lake and an absolutely beautiful natural wonder.

Willoughby Lake Beach
146 Willoughby Lake Rd
Brownington, VT 05860

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:
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Head lamps / flashlights
  • Tent or hammock with bug net and rain tarp
  • Sleeping bag
  • swimsuit / towel
Everything else:

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.

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Jan Welch

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