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Author: Erica

Chittenden Reservoir is tucked away between Pittsford and Killington in a rural area surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest. A favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, the reservoir is owned by Green Mountain Power (formerly CVPS) and began providing renewable energy in 1909. Near the boat launch...

The 44-foot long Martin Bridge, among the last of Vermont's agricultural covered bridges, straddles the Winooski River in Marshfield. Built in 1890, the bridge is believed to be the only one in Vermont that never had an actual road cross through it. Martin Bridge was built...

I don't spend much time photographing animals (other than my cats). They tend to ignore whatever I want them to do and usually look the other way as soon as I pick up my camera. I was going through some photos today and came across this...

Deer Leap is a series of impressive south-facing cliffs that overlook the town of Bristol. With an elevation of 1,825-feet, its rocky facade is hard to miss as you travel into town. The area, not to be confused with Deer Leap Mountain in Killington, is...

Here are some fall foliage photos I took over the weekend in Lincoln (top), Starksboro (middle) and Underhill (bottom). The colors are a bit past peak near my home in Underhill, but the foothills are still glowing. Right now there's incredibly bright fall foliage in...

Lately I've been taking my camera just about everywhere with the hope of capturing some nice fall images. Yesterday afternoon the sky kept changing from sunny to dark, so I found myself chasing sunlight on the back roads of Montpelier. While keeping an eye on some...

Jericho Settlers' Farm is a small working farm committed to growing local food for the community. The farm, located on Barber Farm Road in Jericho, was established in 2002 by Emilie Alexander, her daughter Christa Alexander, and Christa's husband Mark Fasching.Last year, my husband and...

Route 125, also known as the Middlebury Gap Road, is a scenic road through Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. Every fall I take a drive on this 16-mile stretch between Middlebury and Hancock. Just east of Middlebury is the tiny town of Ripton (pop. 556), home...

Given its beauty and easy access, Moss Glen Falls is probably the most photographed waterfall in Vermont. The 30-foot waterfall is located on the western edge of Route 100 in the Granville Gulf Reservation, a six-mile, winding stretch of untouched wilderness between Granville and Warren. The falls...

Underhill State Park in Underhill is the starting point for hiking Mount Mansfield (elevation 4,395 feet), Vermont's highest peak. The park is part of Vermont's 34,000-acre Mount Mansfield State Forest and is located on the western slope of Mount Mansfield. Underhill State Park is rated...