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  • The Vermont Ghost Town of Glastenbury
    The Vermont Ghost Town of Glastenbury

    -Photo by Andy Arthur Mysterious disappearances. UFOs. A cursed forest. Paranormal activity. In Glastenbury, the legendary stories seem to outnumber the town’s tiny population. Glastenbury is an unincorporated, mountainous town in Bennington County with only eight residents. But it wasn’t always this small. A small charcoal-making industry...

  • 5 Easy Vermont Hikes to Explore this Fall
    5 Easy Vermont Hikes to Explore this Fall

    Fall is the best time for easy Vermont hikes, especially with kids. The bright foliage and cooler weather make it an ideal time to climb the Green Mountains and enjoy incredible views from the summit. But what if you have young kids in tow or want...

  • Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains
    Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains

    Kelley Stand Road between East Arlington and Stratton is more than just a scenic drive in southern Vermont. This beautiful dirt road through the Green Mountains offers incredible access and options for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene washed Kelley...

  • Unplugging at Amity Pond Natural Area in Pomfret
    Unplugging at Amity Pond Natural Area in Pomfret

    On our way to my sister’s house last week, we took a detour through the back roads of Windsor County. I was searching for Amity Pond Natural Area State Park in Pomfret, which was donated to the state 45 years ago. As my husband drove,...

  • The Legacy of Pine Top Ski Area Lives on in Vernon
    The Legacy of Pine Top Ski Area Lives on in Vernon

    On Huckle Hill in Vernon sits a lost Vermont ski area that closed 50 years ago. Pine Top ski area operated between the 1940s and 1960s with three rope tows and four trails. With a vertical drop of 400 feet, Pine Top offered  terrain for novice,...

  • A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be
    A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be

    It’s difficult to imagine Dorset Hollow as anything other than a six-mile, scenic road with beautiful mountain views, forestland, open fields, and gorgeous homes. But nearly 50 years ago, the Dorset Associates investment group planned a massive, four-season resort in Dorset Hollow, complete with an 18-hole...

  • Longing for Landgrove Dirt Roads
    Longing for Landgrove Dirt Roads

    “I guess my feet know where they want me to go, walking on a country road.” – James Taylor I love those Landgrove dirt roads. I’ve often fantasized about buying a renovated farmhouse in Landgrove with gardens, an old red barn and lots of land. Ever...

  • Pleasant Valley Road: The Most Beautiful Road in Vermont
    Pleasant Valley Road: The Most Beautiful Road in Vermont

    So many of Vermont's roads, including Pleasant Valley Road, are scenic in their own unique way. On hundreds of two-lane, paved roads you'll find gorgeous views of mountains, villages, farms, or rolling hills. Everyone has their own personal favorite—Route 100, Route 108, Route 30, Stowe Hollow...

  • Thinking of Charlotte
    Thinking of Charlotte

    I used to feel anxious driving through the little town of Charlotte. My fear had nothing to do with the actual town itself except for its sweet, lovely name. Five years ago this week on February 19, Dave and I lost a baby when I...

  • Why Vermonters Love Camels Hump
    Why Vermonters Love Camels Hump

    I know I'm home when I see Camels Hump in the distance. Whether I'm in a car, on foot, or in a plane, Camels Hump is the landmark I eagerly watch for and smile at when it comes into view. It's a navigational point of...