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  • The Wonder of Old Trees at Gifford Woods State Park
    The Wonder of Old Trees at Gifford Woods State Park

    It’s hard to imagine, but most of Vermont’s forests and hillsides were clear-cut in the 19th-century. Still, while 80 percent of the state had been deforested, a handful of Vermont’s old forests miraculously survived. Some of those old trees—more than 300 years old—can be seen...

  • Vermont Museums Explore Art, Social Issues and Everyday Items
    Vermont Museums Explore Art, Social Issues and Everyday Items

    Vermont museums are gearing up for the 2023 season with new art exhibits that include inflated outdoor sculptures, photos from Burlington’s 1983 Pride celebration, colorful paintings of Vermont’s landscape and more. Read on to learn about summer and fall exhibits at nine Vermont museums across...

  • Podcast: The Magic of Blueberry Hill in Goshen
    Podcast: The Magic of Blueberry Hill in Goshen

    On a dirt road in the small town of Goshen is where Tony Clark bought a run-down farm and eventually turned it into an inn and trail center. The Blueberry Hill Inn is a bright yet soothing shade of blue that’s hard to forget. The same went...

  • Vermont Town Halls Showcase History, Community & Civic Life
    Vermont Town Halls Showcase History, Community & Civic Life

    Meander through the center of just about any small Vermont town and you'll likely come across a town hall. Not every Vermont town hall is the go-to place on Town Meeting Day—the first Tuesday in March—but many are gathering places for democracy in action that...

  • Podcast: Turnpikes, Toll Roads and Historic Routes
    Podcast: Turnpikes, Toll Roads and Historic Routes

    Driving west on Route 17, the road’s pitch starts to noticeably change as it rounds past Mad River Glen and climbs to an elevation of 2,375 feet in Buel’s Gore. The area, known as the “App Gap,” is also referred to as the McCullough Turnpike—a...

  • Snowsville to Lost Nation: Vermont Place Names Offer a Glimpse into Local History
    Snowsville to Lost Nation: Vermont Place Names Offer a Glimpse into Local History

    If you spend enough time in any Vermont town, you'll likely come across Vermont place names like Maple Corner in Calais, Snowsville in Braintree, and Hortonville in Mount Holly. These places are not official villages but rather unincorporated areas that are deeply rooted in the...

  • 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...

  • Podcast: Unplugging at Family-Friendly Basin Harbor on Lake Champlain
    Podcast: Unplugging at Family-Friendly Basin Harbor on Lake Champlain

    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 Lake...

  • The Vermont Town Meeting Tradition: A Conversation with Former Governor Jim Douglas
    The Vermont Town Meeting Tradition: A Conversation with Former Governor Jim Douglas

    The Vermont Town Meeting tradition is deeply rooted in the fabric of the Green Mountain State. On the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters gather to cast their votes on local issues. Town meeting participation in Vermont has been on the decline for several decades. Of course,...