Get energized for the day with a coffee or espresso drink from Scout & Co., an espresso bar and ice cream company on East Allen Street. Scout & Co. is also the home of Vivid Coffee, a roaster which sources its beans from small lot farmers and co-ops. Order online for pick-up anytime from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.

Explore Gilbrook Natural AreaAfter breakfast, head to the Gilbrook Natural Area, where a 1.3-mile trail network can be explored on foot, snowshoes or skis. The trail, mostly wooded, is relatively flat and circles the reservoir. A picnic spot and educational signs about the ecology of the area make this a fun experience for families.

This winter, the City of Winooski is partnering with the Catamount Trail Association to offer free nordic skiing rentals on Saturdays at Gilbrook. At the parking area off of Gilbrook Road, a Winooski Parks volunteer will help you find the right sized equipment.

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