For more than 100 years, the Long Trail has inspired Vermonters to seek adventure in the Green Mountains and beyond. The James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series — named after the man who envisioned the Long Trail — brings such adventures to you through stories, photographs, and videos. Join us from the comfort of your couch, regardless of time zone or attire, for an evening of entertainment and inspiration.
2022’s event descriptions and details now live on the Events & Workshops page.
All speaker series events are conducted via Zoom webinar. Learn how to access Zoom here. After registering for an event, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the presentation. View recordings of past Taylor Series events on YouTube.
Browse Previous Taylor Series Presentations
Our 2021 Taylor Series speakers include favorites like this — 50 Years of Caretaking on Stratton Mountain with Hugh and Jeanne Joudry. The long-term caretakers share a half century of hiker interactions from the famous southern peak. Browse the entire series playlist, which includes speakers Bill McKibben, Mirna Valerio, and Derick Lugo.
Browse our Educational Workshops
Interested in the outdoors and outdoor recreation? Dive in with our educational workshops, such as Backpacking 101. You’ll gain insights to prepare for and enjoy the trail responsibly. Browse our other workshops, which include an introduction to winter hiking, hiking with young children, and alpine plant identification.
Browse past End-to-Ender Panels
Ready to hike all 272 miles of the Long Trail? Browse our End-to-Ender Panels to hear from others who have done it! Whether you’re interested in doing it solo or as a group, as a thru-hike or in sections, unsupported or with a pit crew — our experienced hikers can answer your questions. View the 2021 panel discussion below.