Growing Gourds

The owners of the beloved Armstrong Farm farmstand in Pownal share how their colorful and distinctive gourds are grown.


The Lincoln Trail

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., which celebrates its centennial this year, has inspired millions of people as a symbol of “Freedom and Dignity.”


A Rare Jewel

An inside look at the fabled Southern Vermont getaway of Rudyard Kipling, one of history’s most beloved writers.


A Beautiful Ride

Stratton Mountain gears up for summer action with its new mountain bike park.


A Hidden Treasure

Dig in at Retreat Farm. This one-of-a-kind place has something for everyone.

Out and About

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SVAC Thriving Spaces

Several veteran street artists took their work from the city to the canvas to create brand-new works for the show, and many painted vans, doors, and other structures on the SVAC campus as they mingled with visitors…


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Art, History, and Innovation Intersect at Bennington Museum

We took a short trip south to Bennington Museum to see the latest exhibits and walked away with much more than we expected. While many locals know the museum as a mod-podge of everything “Vermont,” Bennington Museum prides itself on highlighting a wide variety of Southern Vermont art and history. Here, walking into a new gallery is like walking into a new world. In a few steps, you can easily be transported from history on the Battle of Bennington to an exhibit on Bennington College’s modern art, and, later, to a glimpse into the Vermont Gilded Age…


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Vermont Weekend Getaways

Having trouble starting your journey? Have no fear! Here is a list of top towns to help you start planning your weekend in Vermont, The Green Mountain State.


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Fall Fun

Experience the vibrant colors and some of the best views in Southern Vermont here in the Manchester and the Mountains area. We’ve done your fall weekend getaway planning for you and there is something for everyone…


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Rainy Days in Manchester and the Mountains

Whether you’re seeking swimming holes in the summer or ski trails in the winter, the area has plenty of options to satisfy your desire to get outside. But what about those rainy days when spending your free time outdoors just isn’t an option, what to do then?


Bennington Monument

On August 16 in the year 1777 General John Stark and his troops successfully defeated parts of the invading British army.


12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

If you’re visiting Vermont this summer, you’ll find plenty to do — hiking, biking, festivals, concerts, scenic drives and more. Here are my top 12 picks for places to see and things to do in Vermont this summer.


Wanderlust by Julianne Lesinski

If you’re picturing (like I was, at first) a couple of yoga instructors in a rolling field, surrounded by a few hundred festival goers while a handful of musicians strum acoustic guitars, you’re WAY off.



We pulled into the SolarFest parking lot, otherwise known as a horse pasture, at Forget-Me-Not Farm with minutes to spare. Theater in the Woods, a traditional highlight of the festival, was due to start in five minutes. And we still had to get to the woods.