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  • Forest Service Roads in Vermont to Seek Out This Season
    Forest Service Roads in Vermont to Seek Out This Season

    Leaf-peeping on U.S. Forest Service roads in Vermont is a good option for out-of-the-way scenic drives and outdoor exploration. Forest Service roads in Vermont can be found across the Green Mountain National Forest, from Searsburg and Sunderland to Goshen and Granville. The national forest encompasses more...

  • Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro
    Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro

    Visit downtown Brattleboro and you'll quickly find how the town embodies what Vermont represents: progressive values, a buy local mindset, and an unwavering commitment to the community. The heart of downtown Brattleboro is Main Street, a busy but cozy, walkable section of Route 5 lined with...

  • Best Vermont Sunrise and Sunset Hikes
    Best Vermont Sunrise and Sunset Hikes

    Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.” Vermont sunrise and sunset hikes are a perfect way to connect with the outdoors and clear your head. Hiking in the Green Mountains is rewarding no matter what. But catching an orange-reddish sunrise...

  • Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer: Soak Up the Outdoors, Arts and Culture
    Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer: Soak Up the Outdoors, Arts and Culture

    Looking for things to do this summer in Vermont? Let's face it, summer in Vermont is short. Over the next three months, you can make the most of your Vermont summer by exploring swimming holes, hiking trails, bike paths, festivals, music, arts and culture. Things to Do...

  • Podcast: Unplugging at Family-Friendly Basin Harbor on Lake Champlain
    Podcast: Unplugging at Family-Friendly Basin Harbor on Lake Champlain

    Basin Harbor is a place to unwind, disconnect, and be in the moment. The summer resort is known for its lakeside cottages, tranquil setting, and family-friendly vibe. Owned by the Beach family, Basin Harbor was started in 1886 by Ardelia Beach in West Ferrisburgh along Lake...

  • The Lure of Vermont Ice Fishing on Lake Champlain
    The Lure of Vermont Ice Fishing on Lake Champlain

    Bruce Batchelder was a child when his parents moved from Island Pond to the Champlain Islands. Vermont ice fishing is a big deal in the islands, where the land is flat and surrounded by Lake Champlain. For Batchelder, ice fishing has been an essential part...

  • Vermont Historic Markers Highlight History, People and Places
    Vermont Historic Markers Highlight History, People and Places

    Vermont historic markers are in every corner of the state—from Addison to Woodstock. The newest Vermont historic marker stands in Burlington at the birthplace of the Green Mountain Club. Of the nearly 300 Vermont historic markers across the state, the Green Mountain Club's plaque is where...

  • 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...

  • 8 Vermont Fall Outdoor Activities You’ll Love
    8 Vermont Fall Outdoor Activities You’ll Love

    Want to make the most of the upcoming fall foliage season? Vermont fall outdoor activities are an ideal way to soak up the beauty of autumn. Whether you want a big adventure in the mountains or a low-key day at an apple orchard, Vermont in...