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  • 12 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2024
    12 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2024

    Outdoor Vermont farmers markets are a tradition every spring, summer and fall. From Burlington and Brattleboro to Craftsbury and Vershire, you will find town greens, local parks and parking lots transformed into pop-up marketplaces offering locally grown produce, handmade jewelry, craft beer, grass-fed beef and more. -A...

  • Vermont Observatories in Small Towns
    Vermont Observatories in Small Towns

    Bill Vinton taught high school physics and astronomy in St. Johnsbury for 40 years. These days, he’s secretary and treasurer of the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation, home to the Northern Skies Observatory—one of at least nine working Vermont observatories across the state. Its origin story is...

  • The Early Days of Skiing and Trails at Stowe
    The Early Days of Skiing and Trails at Stowe

    When it comes to Vermont ski history, 1934 was a big year. Ninety years ago, the first rope tow in the country opened in Woodstock. In 1934, the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol at Stowe Mountain Resort became incorporated, and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the...

  • 7 Festive Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter
    7 Festive Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

    "The snow is sparkling like a million little suns." - Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds and snow-covered valleys make winter in Vermont hard to beat. In Vermont towns, you’ll find ski areas, festive events, sledding hills, skating rinks, general stores and restaurants. Here are seven of...

  • Maple Sugaring in Johnson is a Marvin Family Tradition
    Maple Sugaring in Johnson is a Marvin Family Tradition

    Butternut Mountain is the tallest peak that falls entirely within the town of Johnson. On the mountain's southern slope, the Marvin family owns 600 acres where they produce maple syrup for their business, Butternut Mountain Farm. David Marvin started Butternut Mountain Farm in the early 1970s...

  • 8 Vermont Art and History Museums Showcase Quirky, Colorful and Eye-Opening Exhibits
    8 Vermont Art and History Museums Showcase Quirky, Colorful and Eye-Opening Exhibits

    Want to escape the cold or find inspiration during mud season? Several Vermont art and history museums are open in late winter and early spring with special events, new exhibitions, and timeless collections. From Burlington the Brattleboro, you’ll find a variety of Vermont art and history...

  • The Elmore Store Looks to a Bright Future
    The Elmore Store Looks to a Bright Future

    The Elmore Store on Route 12 is where you can pick up the mail and buy everything from a cup of coffee to a quart of milk to sausage pizza. Located across the street from The Elmore School—Vermont’s last one-room schoolhouse—the general store has been in...

  • Veterinary Oncologist Kendra Knapik Revitalizes an Abandoned Vineyard in the Champlain Islands
    Veterinary Oncologist Kendra Knapik Revitalizes an Abandoned Vineyard in the Champlain Islands

    Balancing motherhood with a career in veterinary oncology motivated Kendra Knapik to choose a different path, one with more balance and flexibilty.  Three years ago, she established Ellison Estate Vineyard. Knapik and her husband, Rob—a Norwich University professor and chair of the physics department—purchased an abandoned...

  • 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...

  • 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...