LGBTQ

Pride Hikes: Burlington's Intervale

Co-hosted by Audubon Vermont, Pride Center of Vermont, Outright Vermont, and the Intervale Center

Sunday, December 05, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Burlington, Vermont

Location Details

Intervale Center

180 Intervale Road, Burlington, 05401

Please park in the lot on the left side of the road, across from Gardener's Supply and the Intervale Center Office. 
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/jUAS4Pu4jM1UH1dK6 

We will meet up outside the office of the Intervale Center.

Pride Hikes: Burlington's Intervale

December 05, 2021 - Burlington, VT

Please register in advance for COVID contact-tracing purposes. Your information will be kept confidential and used only for COVID-19 tracing. To hold your spot, email Gwendolyn Causer at Audubon Vermont: gwendolyn.causer@audubon.org

LGBTQA+ hikers are gathering to explore the trails of Burlington's Intervale. This unique land is located within the city limits of Burlington, Vermont. Our hike will be an easy, flat meandering jaunt that will loop along the banks of the Winooski River, through the farm fields of the Intervale, and in and out of the unique floodplain forest. We'll plan an easy, accessible hike. We will have plenty of options for the length, direction, and difficulty of our adventure. After our hike we'll warm up with hot beverages in the Intervale Community Barn.

Please register in advance for COVID contact-tracing purposes. Your information will be kept confidential and used only for COVID-19 tracing. To hold your spot, email Gwendolyn Causer at Audubon Vermont: gwendolyn.causer@audubon.org

Pride Hikes are a collaboration between Audubon Vermont, the Pride Center of Vermont, and Outright Vermont.  Pride Hikes have been happening every month since June of 2018 and go beyond being "welcoming to everyone" to creating a safe, affirming space for LGBTQIA++ community members.

All ages, allies, and families welcome! Youth under 18 years should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, bring a mask (see more COVID details below), snacks, and plenty of water!  Please bring anything else you will need to feel comfortable outdoors for a little over an hour or two, such as sturdy walking shoes and warm winter bundles. 

Dogs are very welcome as long as they are leashed.

Trail/accessibility information: Our walk will be at an easy (birding) pace and will cover less than 2 miles. We are very flexible about the trails we choose based upon the needs of the group. The trails are wide and on a base of sandy soil, but they might be snowy, muddy, or icy depending upon the recent weather.  For a trail description and map click here. If you require accommodations or have questions about accessibility, please contact Audubon Vermont at gwendolyn.causer@audubon.org 

COVID Safety: We are committed to our community's health & safety.  

We have developed safety protocols for our Audubon Center and our programs based on guidance from the Vermont State Health Department and the CDC. Masks are not required outdoors when people can be socially distanced, however they are encouraged for those who are unvaccinated. Please bring a mask to this event. If you do not have one, please reach out to staff and we will provide one for you.  Please see the Covid Data Tracker for more information about Covid-19 transmission rates by county in Vermont.  

We understand that some people - even those who are vaccinated, or those who have health concerns, or those who might just feel more comfortable - may choose to continue to wear a mask even when outdoors and distanced. We wholeheartedly support their decision and ask all program participants to be respectful of their choice. We recognize that the decision to wear a mask and comfort levels could change for individuals, even over the course of an event. Program participants should feel comfortable to ask others to physically distance. 

 Please do not attend if you are sick or symptomatic (with fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), if you have received a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 14 days, or if you have had contact with any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.   

 We will be collecting COVID-19 contact tracing information from everyone when you register for the event. This information will be kept confidential and will be used only for COVID-19 tracing or to contact you should the event need to be cancelled or rescheduled.  

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