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  • Looking for things to do this summer in Vermont? Let’s face it, summer in Vermont is short. Over the next three months, you can make the most of the season by exploring swimming holes, hiking trails, bike paths, festivals, music, arts and culture. Things to......

  • Basin Harbor is a place to unwind, disconnect, and be in the moment. The summer resort is known for its lakeside cottages, tranquil setting, and family-friendly vibe. Owned by the Beach family, Basin Harbor was started in 1886 by Ardelia Beach in West Ferrisburgh along......

  • Inside Erskine’s Grain & Garden, a fixture in Chester since 1952, customers will find flower seeds, chicken feed, farm tools, and everything in between. The store, started by the Erskine family, is now owned by Janessa Purney and her husband, Burleigh Sunflower. The couple, who......

  • Vermont’s maple sugaring season is short. But for April Lemay, running a maple business is a year-round, family affair. On 800 acres once owned by her grandparents, she operates April’s Maple, a maple sugar farm and cafe in the small town of Canaan near the Canadian border.......

  • Bruce Batchelder was a child when his parents moved from Island Pond to the Champlain Islands. Ice fishing is a big deal in the islands, where the land is flat and surrounded by Lake Champlain. For Batchelder, ice fishing has been an essential part of......

  • Town Meeting Day in Vermont is right around the corner. On the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters have traditionally gathered to cast their votes on local issues. Town meeting participation in Vermont has been on the decline for several decades. Of course, the pandemic has......

  • Vermont forest bathing guide Duncan Murdoch helps people slow down and connect with nature. The former actor, now a certified nature and forest therapy guide, leads forest bathing workshops around Vermont. Forest bathing, which first originated in Japan, is a research-based practice for supporting healing......

  • Vermont community ice rinks are popping up in every corner of the state. Skaters are lacing up at newer outdoor rinks in Peru, Greensboro, and Londonderry, while more established rinks in towns like Sharon, Proctor, and Rochester are as busy as ever. Vermont community ice rinks offer......

  • Russell Farm in Starksboro has been in the Christmas tree business for 40 years. The family-owned farm is where visitors flock to every holiday season for Christmas trees. Dave and Janet Russell bought the farm from Janet’s parents in the 1970s. The farm was a......