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  • Vermont Museums Explore Rocks, Organs, Birds and Everyday Items
    Vermont Museums Explore Rocks, Organs, Birds and Everyday Items

    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. -The Museum...

  • Haunted Happenings in the Bennington Triangle and Beyond
    Haunted Happenings in the Bennington Triangle and Beyond

    For decades, the mysteries of the Bennington Triangle have captured our imaginations. The Bennington Triangle is a term coined by author Joe Citro that refers to strange happenings in Bennington County, including unexplained disappearances, UFO sightings, and other odd activity. The epicenter of the Bennington Triangle...

  • Summer Music at Vermont Farms and Vineyards
    Summer Music at Vermont Farms and Vineyards

    Vermont summer music festivals and performances are in every corner of the state. If you’re looking for a new way to experience live music, enjoy a variety of locations to soak up summer music at Vermont farms and vineyards. -courtesy Pittsford Village Farm  Pittsford Village Farm Pittsford Village...

  • 8 Vermont Art and History Museums Showcase Quirky, Colorful and Eye-Opening Exhibits
    8 Vermont Art and History Museums Showcase Quirky, Colorful and Eye-Opening Exhibits

    Want to escape the cold or find inspiration during mud season? Several Vermont art and history museums are open in late winter and early spring with special events, new exhibitions, and timeless collections. From Burlington the Brattleboro, you’ll find a variety of Vermont art and history...

  • At the Dover Town Hall, Locals Sing, Strum and Find Harmony
    At the Dover Town Hall, Locals Sing, Strum and Find Harmony

    Gary Keiser loves music. The Williamsville resident has been playing music for over 40 years, performing in local bygone bands such as Morning Sun and White Noise. Recently, Keiser has become a regular at Dover Open Mic Night at the Dover Town Hall.  On a September evening, he played...

  • Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro
    Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro

    Visit downtown Brattleboro and you'll quickly find how the town embodies what Vermont represents: progressive values, a buy local mindset, and an unwavering commitment to the community. The heart of downtown Brattleboro is Main Street, a busy but cozy, walkable section of Route 5 lined with...

  • Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer
    Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer

    Looking for things to do this summer in Vermont? Let's face it, summer in Vermont is short. Make the most of your Vermont summer by exploring swimming holes, hiking trails, bike paths, festivals, music, arts and culture. *this post has been updated for 2023 Things to Do in...

  • Cold Hollow Sculpture Park: An Outdoor Gallery Inspired by the Rural Landscape
    Cold Hollow Sculpture Park: An Outdoor Gallery Inspired by the Rural Landscape

    In the days before opening Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, David Stromeyer used to walk up the dirt road between his house and studio and feel a mix of emotions. He would stop to examine the tall sculptures he created in his studio and displayed in meadows...

  • Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town
    Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town

    Heather Lynne is a baker, musician, and café owner doing what she loves. Lynne owns The Wild Fern on Route 100 in Stockbridge. She spends part of her week baking and filling to-go orders for sourdough bread, sesame bagels, locally sourced beef burgers, and pesto pizza....

  • Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont
    Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont

    Artist Kathryn Wiegers is brightening up Vermont's downtowns with her giant, vibrant murals. If you stroll along the streets of downtown Rutland, you'll come across her murals of elephants, giraffes, and even Batman. On Route 7 outside the Chaffee Art Center is one of Wiegers’ latest pieces: a...