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  • Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation
    Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation

    Vermont's Route 100 winds through small towns and scenic villages in the heart of the Green Mountains. When you drive along this famous Vermont road, you come across white steepled churches, cozy ski towns and country stores. One of the most unique areas of Route 100...

  • Hubbard Park in Montpelier
    Hubbard Park in Montpelier

     Montpelier is one of those cities with interesting bits of trivia. The Vermont state capital is the smallest in the nation and the only one without a McDonald's. But one notable fact about the city tends to get overlooked: Montpelier is home to one of the best...

  • The Starkness of Early Spring

    Bare branches near Lake Champlain in Charlotte. Now that the snow is mostly gone, I'm doing my best to appreciate the neutral landscape of early spring.The stretch between March and late April in Vermont is always a toss up -- it can be mild and...

  • The Long Trail Celebrates 100 Years
    The Long Trail Celebrates 100 Years

    The first time I hiked the Long Trail was in 1979 during an elementary school class trip. We hiked on a cold autumn day to the summit of Bromley Mountain, a ski area in southern Vermont. I carried my lunch and a small camera in...

  • Pieces of History in Harriman Reservoir
    Pieces of History in Harriman Reservoir

    The size of Harriman Reservoir is impressive, but its history is what grabs your attention. Along the reservoir's floor are remnants of an old logging village that was flooded in the 1920s when the Deerfield River was dammed to generate power. Harriman Reservoir, also known as...

  • Elmore Mountain and the Fire Tower

    Elmore Mountain is the northernmost and smallest peak of Vermont's Worcester Range. The mountain, which has an elevation of 2,608 feet, is a popular hiking destination and home to an accessible fire tower. Start your hike from Elmore State Park off Route 12, located along the...

  • Vermont Winter Scenes

    [caption id="attachment_2248" align="aligncenter" width="929"] Lincoln Peak in Warren.[/caption]   Icy branches in Waitsfield. Mount Mansfield (photo taken in Jericho, Vermont)....

  • Winter Glow on Camel's Hump

    I never grow tired of this view. The morning sun on Wednesday created an incredible white glow on Vermont's mountain peaks. This photo was taken from my office in Montpelier as soon as I arrived to work. (Here's a photo of the same view taken...

  • December Sunset on Lake Champlain

    It will be a while before Lake Champlain freezes. But when you feel the icy wind blowing across the lake and onto the shore (and against your face), it's pretty evident that winter is here. Still, the chill is well worth it on a cold, bright...

  • Quechee Gorge: Vermont’s Natural Wonder
    Quechee Gorge: Vermont’s Natural Wonder

    Quechee Gorge is a magnificent 165-foot-deep chasm that was sculpted by glacial activity some 13,000 years ago. Flowing through the 3,000-foot-long narrow gorge is the Ottauquechee River in Hartford, which winds through Windsor County and eventually feeds into the Connecticut River. Quechee Gorge, which is part...