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  • A Stone Wall in Ripton
    A Stone Wall in Ripton

    This stone wall in Ripton at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English always catches my eye. At least once a year I take a leisurely drive along Route 125, a scenic route also known as Middlebury Gap Road. During these drives, I always stop at...

  • Roadside Attraction: A Concrete Gorilla

    In the small town of Leicester, Vermont, the gorilla statue on Route 7 is hard to miss. The 19-foot concrete gorilla, known as "Queen Connie," stands in front of Pioneer Auto Sales proudly holding up an old VW Beetle.The statue was crafted in the...

  • Moosalamoo Natural Recreation Area

    The 20,000-acre Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is located within the Green Mountain National Forest and generally extends from Ripton and Goshen to Brandon and Rochester. Here you'll find dirt roads, rolling fields, scenic waterfalls and pristine lakes. This area, named after an Abenaki word for "the...

  • The Legend of Deer Leap in Bristol

    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...

  • Middlebury Gap Road in Ripton
    Middlebury Gap Road in Ripton

    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...

  • Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 Never Disappoints
    Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 Never Disappoints

    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...

  • Vergennes is Vermont's Smallest City that's Big on Charm

    Vergennes is Vermont's smallest city -- and the state's oldest -- but everything about it feels modern, dynamic and energetic. National Geographic Traveler took notice of this quirky community and mentioned it in the magazine's July/August 2009 issue. Walk along Main Street and you'll find outstanding...