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  • 6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer
    6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer

    Vermont swimming holes hold a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors. If you’re looking for a place to jump off rocks or wade in shallow waters, you'll find dozens of scenic swimming holes in Vermont. For centuries, Vermont swimming holes have drawn visitors...

  • Best Vermont Scenic Drives to Get You Outside
    Best Vermont Scenic Drives to Get You Outside

    The options are endless for Vermont scenic drives in the summer and fall foliage season. In every corner of the state, you’ll find gorgeous roads with views of tall mountains, wide open fields, general stores, and rambling old barns. But half the fun of a...

  • The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots
    The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots

    The spirit of Johnny Seesaw’s is alive and well. After reopening Seesaw's Lodge under new ownership in 2018, the historic establishment in Peru still feels like the legendary lodge that’s been welcoming skiers since the 1930s. Owners Ryan and Kim Prins, along with their business partners, used...

  • At J.J. Hapgood, a Dream Dining Spot in the Comfort of a Country Store
    At J.J. Hapgood, a Dream Dining Spot in the Comfort of a Country Store

    -Customers enjoying each other's company during a JJ Hapgood dinner. The J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery is one of the longest-running general stores in Vermont. Located in the heart of Peru village, the store reopened in 2013 after it sat empty for five years. Since then,...

  • Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess
    Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

    “My husband and I moved here from Richmond, Virginia, to help run my family’s inn. Guests often ask us what we do around here for fun, and I think there are plenty of things—kayaking, hiking, going to the bookstore, or just going for a drive....

  • Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden
    Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden

    I used to think Chittenden was just a quiet little mountain town. Located between Killington and Rutland, Chittenden is tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest and is home to the 750-acre Chittenden Reservoir, scenic Lefferts Pond (pictured above), and the secluded Mountain Top Inn...

  • 5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer
    5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

    Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

  • Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses
    Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses

    -A one-room schoolhouse on River Road in Manchester. It’s amazing to think there was a time when almost every American child learned in a one-room school. In fact, as late as 1913, half of the country's schoolchildren were enrolled in the country's 200,000 one-room schools. In Vermont,...

  • A Leap of Faith at Wing and a Prayer Farm
    A Leap of Faith at Wing and a Prayer Farm

    High on a hill off a dirt road in Shaftsbury is Wing and a Prayer Farm, where Tammy White lovingly raises Angora goats, rescued alpacas, and Shetland, Cotswold, Merino and Cormo sheep. The animals aren’t raised for the freezer—but rather for fiber. White, a fiber farmer...

  • 9 Vermont Scenic Drive Alternatives to Route 100
    9 Vermont Scenic Drive Alternatives to Route 100

    With fall on the horizon, I’m thinking about new scenic drives to explore and returning to some old favorites. In every corner of Vermont, there are hundreds of miles of roads to enjoy. Of course, Route 100 is Vermont’s best known scenic drive – and...