Outdoor Adventurers & Sports Players

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Many Vermonters enjoy an active lifestyle, play a sport and spend time outdoors. Here are resources to help you and your family stay safe and healthy while doing the things you love to do.

Information for You

Not all Vermont bays, lakes, and ponds are monitored. Be aware of changing conditions, and keep out of the water if you think cyanobacteria may be present. Check recent reports on lake conditions and season summaries. To find out if a beach or swim area is open, call the beach manager.

Heat can cause serious illness. On very hot days, sometimes your body temperature can get dangerously high. This makes you at greater risk for serious heat illnesses.

In Vermont, tickborne illnesses are most often transmitted between early spring and late fall since ticks are most active during warm months. Be Tick Smart - take action against bites to prevent Lyme and other diseases.

Six tick species are known to bite humans in Vermont, and five can transmit diseases. But nearly all tickborne diseases reported to the Health Department are caused by the blacklegged tick.

The Health Department recommends that people limit eating some fish caught in Vermont waters.

Healthy community design means planning and designing communities that supports active living and healthy eating, making it easier for people to live healthy lives.

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