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Author: Erica

Quechee Gorge is a magnificent 165-foot-deep chasm that was sculpted by glacial activity some 13,000 years ago. Flowing through the 3,000-foot-long narrow gorge is the Ottauquechee River in Hartford, which winds through Windsor County and eventually feeds into the Connecticut River. Quechee Gorge, which is part...

All of this sunshine is such a surprise. November in New England can be a dreary mix of gray, gloom, rain and sleet. Needless to say, the 11th month is one I occasionally dread. But lately the sky seems exceptionally cheerful and bright, making these past...

The 20,000-acre Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is located within the Green Mountain National Forest and generally extends from Ripton and Goshen to Brandon and Rochester. Here you'll find dirt roads, rolling fields, scenic waterfalls and pristine lakes. This area, named after an Abenaki word for "the...

Delta Park in Colchester is a 55-acre peninsula where the Winooski River empties into Lake Champlain. The park includes the Island Line Trail, a 12-foot wide elevated walkway and bike path that gives visitors access to this restricted wildlife area. In designated areas you can...

The small town of Brookfield is probably best known for the Floating Bridge across Sunset Lake. Built in 1820 and replaced six times since, it's the only floating bridge east of the Mississippi. The one-lane bridge was last reconstructed in 1978 and relies on 380 floats...

Most people who live in Vermont know all about stick season, that stark yet beautiful time of year between late October and early December. Stick season is usually pretty quiet around Vermont since the leaves are mostly gone and the snow has yet to fall. But...

One of my favorite places in Vermont is Equinox Pond, a scenic and peaceful spot located near the base of Mount Equinox in Manchester. Whenever I'm in Manchester (my hometown), I try to set aside some time to walk around the pond and admire the...

Mills Riverside Park in Jericho is enjoyed year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, and local community events. The park, located off Route 15, includes 216 acres of open meadows and forested hillside.Established in 1999 by the Jericho-Underhill Land Trust, the park preserves one of...

Starksboro First Baptist ChurchLincoln United ChurchFirst Congregational Church in Manchester VillageWeston Community ChurchIn honor of All Saints' Day, here are some photos of Vermont churches in Starksboro, Lincoln, Manchester and Weston. (I have a special affinity for the last photo -- I was married in...

I drove up to Vermont's Champlain Islands for a meeting this week and was hoping to take some scenic photos along the way. Unfortunately, the weather turned rainy and gloomy as soon as I arrived. Still, the orange and yellow leaves against the gray sky...