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  • Signs and Archives at Stratton Mountain Resort
    Signs and Archives at Stratton Mountain Resort

    Stratton Mountain may not be Vermont’s oldest ski area, but its history is iconic. Tucked away at this Southern Vermont resort is a collection of Stratton Mountain signs, photos, and posters that tell the story of the ski area that opened in 1961. Stratton was Jake...

  • Little-Known Vermont Winter Trails to Explore This Season
    Little-Known Vermont Winter Trails to Explore This Season

    For a small state, Vermont is big on trails. The Long Trail, Catamount Trail, and Kingdom Trails are among the state's most legendary areas for hiking, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking. Fortunately, access to Vermont winter trails can happen without going to a ski resort...

  • Small Vermont Ski Hills Offer Affordable Winter Fun
    Small Vermont Ski Hills Offer Affordable Winter Fun

    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...

  • Forest Service Roads in Vermont to Seek Out This Season
    Forest Service Roads in Vermont to Seek Out This Season

    Leaf-peeping on U.S. Forest Service roads in Vermont is a good option for out-of-the-way scenic drives and outdoor exploration. Forest Service roads in Vermont can be found across the Green Mountain National Forest, from Searsburg and Sunderland to Goshen and Granville. The national forest encompasses more...

  • Where are the Most Maple Trees in Vermont?
    Where are the Most Maple Trees in Vermont?

    If you're wondering if there's an epicenter of Vermont maple trees, look no further than rural Orange County. The county, home to the most maple trees in Vermont, is located east of the Green Mountains. The region includes Newbury, West Topsham, Vershire, Strafford, Thetford, Brookfield, Chelsea, Randolph,...

  • Best Orchards for Vermont Apple Picking
    Best Orchards for Vermont Apple Picking

    Vermont apple picking season is finally here in the Green Mountain State. Orchards around the state are ripe with McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Empire, and heirloom varieties that are ready for pick-your-own Vermont apple picking. Vermont apple orchards also host events—including live music, yoga, festivals, and cider tastings—and...

  • 25 Things to Do in Vermont in Fall
    25 Things to Do in Vermont in Fall

    Looking for fun things to do in Vermont in fall? Here are ideas to help you make the most of Vermont fall foliage season. From scenic fall drives and gorgeous hikes to autumn festivals and outdoor activities, you'll find plenty of things to do in Vermont's...

  • Vermont Bike Trails Worth the Ride
    Vermont Bike Trails Worth the Ride

    Vermont bike trails come in all shapes and sizes—from paved paths and gravel routes to single-track and rail trails. Vermont is home to the famous Kingdom Trails in the Northeast Kingdom and the scenic Colchester Causeway along Lake Champlain. But lesser-known Vermont bike trails in towns...

  • Best Vermont Sunrise and Sunset Hikes
    Best Vermont Sunrise and Sunset Hikes

    Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.” Vermont sunrise and sunset hikes are a perfect way to connect with the outdoors and clear your head. Hiking in the Green Mountains is rewarding no matter what. But catching an orange-reddish sunrise...

  • Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer: Soak Up the Outdoors, Arts and Culture
    Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer: Soak Up the Outdoors, Arts and Culture

    Looking for things to do this summer in Vermont? Let's face it, summer in Vermont is short. Over the next three months, you can make the most of your Vermont summer by exploring swimming holes, hiking trails, bike paths, festivals, music, arts and culture. Things to Do...