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  • Forest Service Roads in Vermont to Seek Out This Season
    Forest Service Roads in Vermont to Seek Out This Season

    Leaf-peeping on U.S. Forest Service roads in Vermont is a good option for out-of-the-way scenic drives and outdoor exploration. Forest Service roads in Vermont can be found across the Green Mountain National Forest, from Searsburg and Sunderland to Goshen and Granville. The national forest encompasses more...

  • 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...

  • A Family Affair at Russell Christmas Tree Farm in Starksboro
    A Family Affair at Russell Christmas Tree Farm in Starksboro

    Russell Christmas Tree Farm in Starksboro has been in business for 40 years. The family-owned farm is where visitors flock to every holiday season for Christmas trees. Dave and Janet Russell bought Russell Christmas Tree Farm from Janet’s parents in the 1970s. The farm was a...

  • Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest
    Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest

    It’s hard to imagine Vermont without the Green Mountain National Forest. Exploring sections of the forest’s 400,000-acres is a must for anyone who loves the outdoors. If you’re interested in finding things to do in the Green Mountain National Forest, options include hiking, paddling, fishing,...

  • 4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter
    4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter

    In 1969, year-round Vermont outdoor centers weren't on Tony Clark's radar. Back then, Clark was hard at work creating a network of cross-country ski trails on his inn’s property in Goshen and on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land. For decades, the trails were part of the...

  • Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads
    Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads

    An interesting but not surprising fact: Vermont has more dirt roads than paved ones. With nearly 8,600 miles of unpaved roads across the state (compared to 7,151 miles of paved roads), Vermont has no shortage of scenic dirt roads to explore by car, bike, or on...

  • Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont
    Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont

    When you think of Vermont, what comes to mind? People will say Vermont reminds them of Ben & Jerry’s, fall foliage, maple syrup, or even Bernie Sanders. I love all those things, but Vermont is so much more. In fact, it's the unusual places in Vermont...

  • An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton
    An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton

    For Chris Bullock, returning to Ripton felt like coming home. Bullock was 16 years old when his mother—a government employee from New Jersey with no hospitality experience—decided to make a lifestyle change. In 1978, she bought The Chipman Inn on Route 125 in the tiny town...

  • Vermont Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies
    Vermont Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies

    Scenic drives are a favorite pastime in Vermont, and exploring Vermont mountain roads is perfect option if you're looking for seeing gorgeous views from higher elevations. 4 Best Vermont Mountain Roads Throughout the year, many roads offer not only gorgeous views but also access to forests, hiking...

  • 15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall
    15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall

    Are you looking for places to visit in Vermont in fall? Here are 15 Vermont towns worth exploring when the leaves change this autumn. Ripton Route 125 runs through the heart of the Green Mountains between Routes 7 and 100. Along the way is the small town...