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  • Small Vermont Ski Hills Offer Affordable Winter Fun
    Small Vermont Ski Hills Offer Affordable Winter Fun

    In the early days of New England skiing, winter enthusiasts flocked to small Vermont ski hills like Northeast Slopes in East Corinth, Gilbert’s Hill in Woodstock (home of the first rope tow in the United States), and Prospect Mountain in Woodford. Vermont skiing has come a...

  • 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 Bethel Writer Bikes Across Vermont’s 251 Cities and Towns
    A Bethel Writer Bikes Across Vermont’s 251 Cities and Towns

    Visiting the state’s 251 cities and towns is a popular pursuit for anyone who loves Vermont. But Mary Anderson of Bethel is taking her 251 adventure a step further by traveling across Vermont on her electric bicycle. On October 6, Anderson set out on her e-bike...

  • Vermont Stargazing at Stellafane in Springfield
    Vermont Stargazing at Stellafane in Springfield

    Perched at the top of Breezy Hill in Springfield is a hot pink clubhouse for Vermont stargazing. The clubhouse, called Stellafane, was built in the 1920s and is owned by the Springfield Telescope Makers Club. In August, about 800 amateur telescope maker enthusiasts roamed the grounds...

  • 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,...

  • 5 Vermont Fall Foliage Hikes on Little-Known State Lands
    5 Vermont Fall Foliage Hikes on Little-Known State Lands

    The best Vermont fall foliage hikes feature scenic views and colorful forests. Vermont’s most popular hikes, such as Camels Hump, Mount Mansfield, and Killington, are crowd-pleasers in the fall. But if you’re looking for Vermont fall foliage hikes that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, a variety...

  • The Best of a Woodstock Fall Foliage Getaway
    The Best of a Woodstock Fall Foliage Getaway

    Planning a Woodstock fall foliage getaway is a perfect choice for anyone looking to explore Vermont. Consistently ranked as one of the best and most beautiful towns to visit, Woodstock is gorgeous and enjoyable any time of year. And when it comes to fall, this Windsor...

  • Stephanie Lary Returns Home to Run the Rochester Cafe
    Stephanie Lary Returns Home to Run the Rochester Cafe

    Tucked halfway between Killington and Sugarbush is the small town of Rochester. In the heart of Rochester on Main Street are places like Sandy’s Books and Bakery, Maple Soul restaurant, and Green Mountain Bikes. Traveling along Route 100, one place that’s hard to miss is the...

  • 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...