Food & Drink

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Specialty Craft Beer Stores

Not everyone has the time to make a road trip to visit the breweries found in our Southern Vermont beer tour article. Not to worry—many of the various beers that these breweries are producing can be found at some of the finer beer stores located throughout the region…


Catching the Sugarmaking ‘Bug’ in Vermont

Kenn Hastings knows all about catching the “sugar bug.” A sugarmaker at Bread Loaf View Farm in Cornwall, Hastings starting sugaring for a living 30 years ago.


10 Little-Known Facts About Vermont

For such a small state, Vermont seems to have an endless supply of fun facts.


7 of the Most Beautiful Dirt Roads in Vermont

The Green Mountain State is home to 8,000 miles of dirt roads. To put that in perspective, 8,000 miles is twice the length of the continental United States and roughly the entire diameter of the planet. That’s a lot of ground to cover, right? To help you figure out some worthwhile dirt roads to travel this fall, I’ve compiled a list of my personal favorites.


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12 Tiny Vermont Towns to Visit During Foliage Season

Here’s my list of 12 tiny Vermont towns that are off-the-beaten path, off the radar, and very much worth visiting in the fall.


9 Vermont Scenic Fall Drives Beyond Route 100

With fall on the horizon, I’m thinking about new scenic drives to explore and returning to some old favorites. In every corner of Vermont, there are hundreds of miles of roads to enjoy.


Vermont Perfection at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry

Lowell Lake State Park is located at the end of a dirt road in a beautiful, secluded spot overlooking the lake. The park is operated differently than most other Vermont State Parks because it does not offer any type of facilities, and camping is not permitted. Still, it’s a popular spot for kayaking, fishing, and walking.


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.


6 Vermont Dirt Roads to Hike in Mud Season

Here is my list of 6 Vermont dirt roads to explore on foot in April and May. (Since we’re in mud season, dirt roads tend to be a little muddy in places. Wear trail shoes and you’ll be fine.)

Out and About

Vermont Winter Photos: Embracing the Cold Outdoors

Favorite Vermont Winter Photos By Erica Houskeeper It’s been a cold, snowy winter in Vermont and the rest of New England.  Here in Burlington, it was a record-breaking 19 below this morning. To help avoid cabin fever, I’ve been getting outdoors on a regular basis (even for a few minutes in subzero temperatures) to take […]


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Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont

Route 100 stretches 216 miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Jacksonville to Rochester to Lowell. It’s also unofficially known as the “Skier’s Highway,” providing access to some of Vermont’s most well-known resorts, including Mount Snow, Okemo, and Sugarbush.

Food & Drink

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On Tap with Hop Farming in Vermont

With more than 30 breweries in Vermont, including The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Vermont has the highest number of craft breweries per capita in the United States.


Shires and Byways

Just in case you needed an excuse to admire Vermont’s scenic wonders, there’s a federal program to guide you through scenic roads less traveled in the state.


The Rattlers of Vermont

There aren’t many in Vermont— in fact, the few we have are endangered—but there’s just something about a rattlesnake that gives one pause…


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Otter Creek in Hiding

A short float on Vermont’s longest river


A Shy Predator

A Shy Predator—Most Vermonters have never seen a bobcat. But they are here.