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  • It’s hard to define Adamant. The unincorporated village, situated on the Calais and East Montpelier town line, consists of dirt roads, ponds, waterfalls and a small co-op grocery store with a post office. But where its border exactly starts and ends is tricky to pin......

  • Mount Philo in Charlotte stands at 968 feet. Lower in elevation than the Empire State Building and tiny compared to the neighboring Green Mountains and Adirondacks, Mount Philo is everything you could want in a mountain. It’s accessible, easy to hike and offers some of the best......

  • Outdoor Vermont farmers markets are a tradition every spring, summer and fall. From Burlington and Brattleboro to Craftsbury and Vershire, you will find town greens, local parks and parking lots transformed into pop-up marketplaces offering locally grown produce, handmade jewelry, craft beer, grass-fed beef and......

  • Vermont museums are gearing up for the 2024 season with new exhibits highlighting mining and minerals, birds, New England culture, Vermont firsts, organs, history and the notion of stains. Read on to learn about summer and fall exhibits at eight Vermont museums across the state.......

  • Main Street in Poultney features everything you could hope for in a small Vermont town: a book shop, a local pub, a post office, a hardware store and a library. There’s also James Johnson’s bike shop, Analog Cycles, which sits on the corner of Main and......

  • Bill Vinton taught high school physics and astronomy in St. Johnsbury for 40 years. These days, he’s secretary and treasurer of the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation, home to the Northern Skies Observatory—one of at least nine working Vermont observatories across the state. Its origin story......

  • Pond skimming competitions are a rite of spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season with skiers and snowboarders gliding across a man-made pond in wild costumes. Vermont pond skimming events have been around......

  • Vermont Maple Open House Weekend is a chance to visit sugarhouses around the state for tours, tastings, sugar-on-snow, and more. More than 90 Vermont sugarhouses and locations are participating in the annual statewide event on March 23-24, 2024. **Check before you go as some sugarhouses......

  • Pete and Sandy Gebbie are farmers and skiers with three backyard rope tows. When the snow is good, friends—and sometimes strangers—come over to ski. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the first rope tow in the United States, which opened at Gilbert’s Hill in......