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  • Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
    Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

    We celebrated Dave's 35th birthday in Woodstock over the weekend and visited Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, a 550-acre park that opened to the public in 1998. The park is the only national park in Vermont, and it's the only national park to tell the story of...

  • A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo
    A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo

    -A view from the top of Mount Philo in Charlotte I thought the weekend was going to be a total washout, so I was thrilled to wake up to sunshine on Sunday morning. The haze from the recent heat wave was finally gone, so Dave and...

  • Scenes from a Woodstock Road Trip
    Scenes from a Woodstock Road Trip

    Dave and I are due for another Woodstock road trip. Settled in 1768, Woodstock is repeatedly named one of the prettiest small towns in America. When you visit, you'll quickly understand why. Here you'll find historic homes and local businesses lining the streets, a covered bridge...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • November Frost and Sun

    All of this sunshine is such a surprise. November in New England can be a dreary mix of gray, gloom, rain and sleet. Needless to say, the 11th month is one I occasionally dread. But lately the sky seems exceptionally cheerful and bright, making these past...

  • Delta Park in Colchester

    Delta Park in Colchester is a 55-acre peninsula where the Winooski River empties into Lake Champlain. The park includes the Island Line Trail, a 12-foot wide elevated walkway and bike path that gives visitors access to this restricted wildlife area. In designated areas you can...

  • Protected Places: Mills Riverside Park

    Mills Riverside Park in Jericho is enjoyed year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, and local community events. The park, located off Route 15, includes 216 acres of open meadows and forested hillside.Established in 1999 by the Jericho-Underhill Land Trust, the park preserves one of...

  • Hiking Mount Mansfield from Underhill State Park

    Underhill State Park in Underhill is the starting point for hiking Mount Mansfield (elevation 4,395 feet), Vermont's highest peak. The park is part of Vermont's 34,000-acre Mount Mansfield State Forest and is located on the western slope of Mount Mansfield. Underhill State Park is rated...