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  • In Canaan, April’s Maple Embraces Food, Family and the Forest
    In Canaan, April’s Maple Embraces Food, Family and the Forest

    Vermont's maple sugaring season is short. But for April Lemay, running a maple business is a year-round, family affair. On 800 acres once owned by her grandparents, she operates April's Maple, a maple sugar farm and cafe in the small town of Canaan near the Canadian border....

  • The Lure of Ice Fishing in the Champlain Islands
    The Lure of Ice Fishing in the Champlain Islands

    Bruce Batchelder was a child when his parents moved from Island Pond to the Champlain Islands. 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 of...

  • Cold Hollow Sculpture Park: An Outdoor Gallery Inspired by the Rural Landscape
    Cold Hollow Sculpture Park: An Outdoor Gallery Inspired by the Rural Landscape

    David Stromeyer used to walk up the dirt road between his house and studio and feel a mix of emotions. He would stop to examine the tall sculptures he created in his studio and displayed in meadows on his property. On those walks, Stromeyer felt confident...

  • At Small Vermont Ski Hills, Less is More
    At Small Vermont Ski Hills, Less is More

    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...

  • Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont
    Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont

    When you think of Vermont, what comes to mind? People will say Vermont reminds them of Ben & Jerry’s, fall foliage, maple syrup, or even Bernie Sanders. I love all those things, but Vermont is so much more. In fact, it's the unusual places in Vermont...

  • Get Outside: 6 Things to Do in Vermont in Winter
    Get Outside: 6 Things to Do in Vermont in Winter

    With the first significant snowfall of 2020 finally upon us, it’s time to break out the winter gear and embrace the season in all its glory. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend, planning a trip during your kids’ February vacation, or looking to break out...

  • Pies for People Celebrates Community in the Northeast Kingdom
    Pies for People Celebrates Community in the Northeast Kingdom

    All it takes is flour, butter, salt, and water to make a pie crust. But it takes a community to make a difference. Pies for People, now in its eleventh year, is a community-building initiative that brings together volunteers, gleaned local produce, and the spirit of giving. More...

  • 15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall
    15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall

    Are you looking for places to visit in Vermont in fall? Here are 15 Vermont towns worth exploring when the leaves change this autumn. Ripton Route 125 runs through the heart of the Green Mountains between Routes 7 and 100. Along the way is the small town...

  • Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years
    Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years

    -Kingdom Trails mountain biking features more than 100 miles of singletrack on private land. John Worth started selling mountain bikes at East Burke Sports to earn extra cash in the summer. There was just one problem—there was nowhere to ride. Worth, who opened East Burke Sports in 1988...

  • 12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm
    12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

    What are some of the best Vermont cafes? For a small state, Vermont offers an impressive selection of cafés. Whether you’re looking to grab a cup of coffee to go or want to settle in for a cozy lunch with friends, there are countless cafés to...