Saturday, May 4th, is the northern hemisphere’s World Naked Gardening Day. That’s a tough sell in Vermont, when our frost-danger doesn’t even end for another month. When WNGD was first invented, I recall it was during the more reasonable summer months, but c’est la vie.
The parking lot at Harriman’s Reservoir and the long walk to the Ledges typically opens Memorial Day weekend. Last year, the fall closed out with a wasp infestation on the grounds of the (clothed) picnic areas near the parking lots. We didn’t see any wasps while we were there, but maybe we just got lucky. Hopefully it’s taken care of for this year’s enjoyment.
Then on Saturday, June 8th, the Montpelier World Naked Bike Ride will be taking place. A much more reasonable time of year, as by then we’ve started to consider putting up our air conditioner for when it gets really hot.
WNBR Montpelier will meet at Freeride, located at 89 Barre Street in Montpelier at 1:00 p.m. The ride will then kick off at 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy these events if you’re able to participate!