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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...

  • At the Dover Town Hall, Locals Sing, Strum and Find Harmony
    At the Dover Town Hall, Locals Sing, Strum and Find Harmony

    Gary Keiser loves music. The Williamsville resident has been playing music for over 40 years, performing in local bygone bands such as Morning Sun and White Noise. Recently, Keiser has become a regular at Dover Open Mic Night at the Dover Town Hall.  On a September evening, he played...

  • 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...

  • Seven Vermont Community Ice Rinks to Skate This Winter (Updated)
    Seven Vermont Community Ice Rinks to Skate This Winter (Updated)

    Vermont community ice rinks can be found in every corner of the state, from Greensboro to Sharon to Peru. Vermont community ice rinks offer an easy, affordable way to combat cabin fever and enjoy the outdoors. Here are seven public rinks, many of them run by...

  • A Family Affair at Russell Christmas Tree Farm in Starksboro
    A Family Affair at Russell Christmas Tree Farm in Starksboro

    Russell Christmas Tree Farm in Starksboro has been in business for 40 years. The family-owned farm is where visitors flock to every holiday season for Christmas trees. Dave and Janet Russell bought Russell Christmas Tree Farm from Janet’s parents in the 1970s. The farm was a...

  • Route 100 Road Trip: 20 Places to Stop Along the Way
    Route 100 Road Trip: 20 Places to Stop Along the Way

    For anyone visiting Vermont, a Route 100 road trip is often at the top of their list. Vermont's Route 100 stretches 216 scenic miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Stamford to Pittsfield to Westfield. Some of the...