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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...

  • Vermont Bike Trails Worth the Ride
    Vermont Bike Trails Worth the Ride

    Vermont bike trails come in all shapes and sizes—from paved paths and gravel routes to single-track and rail trails. Vermont is home to the famous Kingdom Trails in the Northeast Kingdom and the scenic Colchester Causeway along Lake Champlain. But lesser-known Vermont bike trails in towns...

  • A Rare (and Adorable) Cattle Breed from Vermont Makes a Promising Comeback
    A Rare (and Adorable) Cattle Breed from Vermont Makes a Promising Comeback

    If you’ve ever been to the Dene Farm at Hildene in Manchester or explored Vermont’s backroads, perhaps you've come across Randall Lineback cattle. These beautiful, speckled creatures originated on a Sunderland farm formerly owned by Samuel Randall and his son, Everett Randall. When Everett Randall died...

  • 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,...

  • Braintree Couple Stays Connected Walking Vermont Dirt Roads
    Braintree Couple Stays Connected Walking Vermont Dirt Roads

    More than 8,500-hundred miles of dirt roads zig-zag across Vermont, and that’s a lot of ground to cover by car, foot, or bike.  Paulette Staats and her husband, Paul Shriver, take it one road and one step at a time. The retired couple, married for 43...

  • 5 Vermont Public Gardens to Visit
    5 Vermont Public Gardens to Visit

    After a long winter and dreary spring, it’s finally time to stop and smell the flowers and soak up splashes of color in Vermont public gardens. Five Vermont public gardens worth visiting this spring and summer showcase peonies, roses, hydrangeas, sunflowers, lavender, fruit trees, and more....

  • Vermont Mud Season Hikes to Explore in April and May
    Vermont Mud Season Hikes to Explore in April and May

    Mud season is a tricky time in Vermont. Ski season is over, hiking trails are closed, and we’re pretty much just waiting around for Memorial Day Weekend to arrive. The good news is that there are a variety of lower-elevation trails and paths to explore this...

  • The Iconic Blue Benn Diner in Bennington Makes a Comeback (and other good food news)
    The Iconic Blue Benn Diner in Bennington Makes a Comeback (and other good food news)

    The Blue Benn Diner on North Street in Bennington is getting a new lease on life. When the diner went on the market last summer, John Getchell jumped at the chance to purchase the iconic establishment. Getchell, a Bennington College alumnus, enjoyed his first meal at The...

  • 6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing
    6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing

    Getting outside in winter feels more important than ever as the outdoors can boost our mood and create mindfulness. In Vermont, skiing is often the go-to for outdoor winter activities. But there’s more to Vermont winters than skiing. From wooded snowshoe trails to outdoor ice skating...

  • What Makes Vermont Weird?
    What Makes Vermont Weird?

    Chad Abramovich loves to explore the weird side of Vermont. He’s passionate about photographing abandoned buildings, learning every last detail about mysterious legends, and sharing strange tales that highlight obscure places. Abramovich, who publishes a blog, obscurevermont.com, and shares photos on his Instagram account, The Tyranny...