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  • Summer Perfection at Bristol Falls Swimming Hole
    Summer Perfection at Bristol Falls Swimming Hole

    What’s your favorite swimming hole in Vermont? Bristol Falls swimming hole is at the top of my list. I grew up swimming in ponds and brooks, and spent my teenage years jumping off marble rocks at the Dorset Quarry. While I enjoy swimming in the ocean...

  • Raising Chickens in Five Sisters in Burlington
    Raising Chickens in Five Sisters in Burlington

    Susan Munkres moved to Burlington’s Five Sisters neighborhood with her family six years ago and decided it was the perfect place to raise chickens. She had been gardening for years and became interested in urban homesteading long before planting roots in Vermont’s largest city. On her...

  • A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be
    A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be

    It’s difficult to imagine Dorset Hollow as anything other than a six-mile, scenic road with beautiful mountain views, forestland, open fields, and gorgeous homes. But nearly 50 years ago, the Dorset Associates investment group planned a massive, four-season resort in Dorset Hollow, complete with an 18-hole...

  • Jericho Country Store Still Thriving After 207 Years
    Jericho Country Store Still Thriving After 207 Years

    The Jericho Center Country Store has been part of Jon St. Amour’s life ever since he was a boy. He would stop in before school or on the way to his grandparents’ house. His dad worked at the store for a time, as did other...

  • A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Taylor Farm Cheese
    A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Taylor Farm Cheese

    The green and rusted 1947 Chevy 1 Ton Truck that Jon Wright purchased a dozen years ago sits on the side of Route 11 in Londonderry as an advertisement for Taylor Farm cheese. The truck is something of a Vermont roadside attraction, where people stop to...

  • A Spring Thaw Tradition on Joe’s Pond
    A Spring Thaw Tradition on Joe’s Pond

    The ice on Joe’s Pond in West Danville is nearly three feet deep this year. Similar to other lakes and ponds in Vermont, the harsh, cold, and long winter has kept Joe’s Pond frozen for months. Now that spring is here (well, sort of), all...

  • A Late Vermont Maple Season Can Still Be Great
    A Late Vermont Maple Season Can Still Be Great

    When Vermont maple season arrives, I'm always drawn to the sugar houses of rural Addison County. We recently visited Bread Loaf View Farm in Cornwall, which was open to the public for the annual Maple Open House Weekend. The farm is a 30-acre maple sugar...

  • A Love for Local Food and Farms at Juniper
    A Love for Local Food and Farms at Juniper

    When Juniper Restaurant burst onto the Burlington food scene in 2013, it quickly became one of the most popular places to dine in the city.  With a menu featuring everything from goat cheese gnocchi and venison chili to smoked trout cake and roasted quail, Juniper...

  • That Old Vermont Feeling in Fletcher
    That Old Vermont Feeling in Fletcher

    How many Vermont towns look the same as they did a generation ago? Probably quite a few. Certain towns make us feel nostalgic for different reasons and stir memories of past experiences and old friendships.  For me, most of those towns are where I spent...

  • Rikert Nordic Center: Ski Country in Vermont’s Middlebury Gap
    Rikert Nordic Center: Ski Country in Vermont’s Middlebury Gap

    -Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton When people ask me about good mountains for alpine skiing, I'll often suggest places like Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Stowe or Bromley. For Nordic skiing, I'll tell them to visit Trapp Family Lodge, Wild Wings or Ole's Cross Country Ski Center. All...