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  • 9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall
    9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

    Fall foliage season is here, and there's no better time to be out and about in Vermont. Fall fairs, hiking, and apple picking are just a few of the fun options. Here are nine things to do in Vermont this fall. Get Out in the Green...

  • 6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking
    6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

    Vermont was once home to dozens of fire towers across the state. According to the Green Mountain Club’s 360 Degrees: A Guide to Vermont’s Fire and Observation Towers, 38 fire towers once stood in Vermont. Today, there are far fewer. Many fire towers were built by...

  • A Vermont Floating Bridge Spans Generations, Connects a Community
    A Vermont Floating Bridge Spans Generations, Connects a Community

    The famous Vermont floating bridge is making a buoyant comeback in Brookfield. Since reopening to vehicular traffic in May 2015—after being closed since 2008—the Floating Bridge is attracting visitors from near and far. The bridge, first built in 1820, spans 321-feet across scenic Sunset Lake. The newest...

  • Where to Swim in Vermont, Kayak or Fish: 9 Lakes, Ponds and Waterfalls
    Where to Swim in Vermont, Kayak or Fish: 9 Lakes, Ponds and Waterfalls

    Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to map out places for where to swim in Vermont. Here are nine lakes, swimming holes, and ponds worth visiting this summer for swimming, kayaking, and more. (By no means is this a complete...

  • 5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer
    5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

    Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

  • In Groton State Forest, Seyon Lodge Offers Comforts of Home
    In Groton State Forest, Seyon Lodge Offers Comforts of Home

    In the remote Seyon Lodge in Groton, innkeepers Chris Brader and Tiff Soukup spend their days cooking meals, taking reservations, managing yardwork, grooming trails, and keeping guests comfortable and happy. But this is no ordinary lodge. Seyon Lodge is the only state-owned lodging destination of its...

  • Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program
    Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program

    Photo courtesy of Stratton Mountain. I started skiing back in the 1970s when I was a preschooler. For a long time, skiing was my favorite sport and winter my favorite season. Nearly every weekend between December and March, I would explore trails in the woods on...

  • A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe
    A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

    Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch is known as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, at least between May and October. But when the snow flies, a three-mile section of this scenic, winding road is closed to traffic. That’s not to say that Route 108...

  • Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains
    Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

    Lakes are nice, but when it's summer in the Green Mountains, I prefer exploring the peaks. Last week, I spent five days visiting Vermont ski areas -- Smugglers' Notch, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Bromley Mountain -- for my work with All Mountain Mamas, a family travel...

  • Family Camping at Silver Lake State Park
    Family Camping at Silver Lake State Park

    One of the most relaxing weekends we’ve experienced all summer was camping at Silver Lake State Park. The 35-acre state park is located in Barnard, about 10 miles north of Woodstock. Dave, Phoebe and I camped with our friends Gina and Andre, their two young...