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  • A Place Called Adamant
    A Place Called Adamant

    It's hard to define Adamant. The unincorporated village, situated on the Calais and East Montpelier town line, consists of dirt roads, ponds, waterfalls and a small co-op grocery store with a post office. But where its border exactly starts and ends is tricky to pin down. Locals...

  • 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 Museums Explore Rocks, Organs, Birds and Everyday Items
    Vermont Museums Explore Rocks, Organs, Birds and Everyday Items

    Vermont museums are gearing up for the 2024 season with new exhibits highlighting mining and minerals, birds, New England culture, Vermont firsts, organs, history and the notion of stains. Read on to learn about summer and fall exhibits at eight Vermont museums across the state. -The Museum...

  • 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...

  • In Vermont, Why Are Things Where They Are? 
    In Vermont, Why Are Things Where They Are? 

    Have you ever wondered why Vermont towns or villages have the words center, falls or mills tacked on?  If you've spent time in Vermont towns, you've come across places like Waterbury Center, Enosburgh Falls, Cookeville, or Post Mills. Or, you've been to places with east, west,...

  • Where are the Most Maple Trees in Vermont?
    Where are the Most Maple Trees in Vermont?

    If you're wondering if there's an epicenter of Vermont maple trees, look no further than rural Orange County. The county, home to the most maple trees in Vermont, is located east of the Green Mountains. The region includes Newbury, West Topsham, Vershire, Strafford, Thetford, Brookfield, Chelsea, Randolph,...

  • Vermont July 4th Celebrations in 2024
    Vermont July 4th Celebrations in 2024

    Vermont July 4th celebrations range from funky parades and outdoor concerts to festivities on Main Streets and local town greens. If you're planning on being in Vermont on Independence Day in 2024, here are some of the best places to celebrate. (You can find additional...