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  • Things to Do in Vermont This Summer: Soak Up the Outdoors, Arts and Culture
    Things to Do in Vermont This 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 the season by exploring swimming holes, hiking trails, bike paths, festivals, music, arts and culture. Things to Do in...

  • Local, Quirky and Old School: Erskine’s Grain & Garden in Chester
    Local, Quirky and Old School: Erskine’s Grain & Garden in Chester

    Inside Erskine’s Grain & Garden, a fixture in Chester since 1952, customers will find flower seeds, chicken feed, farm tools, and everything in between. The store, started by the Erskine family, is now owned by Janessa Purney and her husband, Burleigh Sunflower. The couple, who live...

  • Six Vermont Community Ice Rinks to Skate This Winter
    Six Vermont Community Ice Rinks to Skate This Winter

    Vermont community ice rinks are popping up in every corner of the state. Skaters are lacing up at newer outdoor rinks in Peru, Greensboro, and Londonderry, while more established rinks in towns like Sharon, Proctor, and Rochester are as busy as ever. Vermont community ice rinks offer an...

  • Selling Christmas Trees is a Family Affair at Russell Farm in Starksboro
    Selling Christmas Trees is a Family Affair at Russell Farm in Starksboro

    Russell Farm in Starksboro has been in the Christmas tree business for 40 years. The family-owned farm is where visitors flock to every holiday season for Christmas trees. Dave and Janet Russell bought the farm from Janet’s parents in the 1970s. The farm was a dairy...

  • Vermont Historic Markers Highlight History, People and Places
    Vermont Historic Markers Highlight History, People and Places

    In downtown Burlington, the state's newest Vermont historic marker stands at the birthplace of the Green Mountain Club. Of the nearly 300 Vermont historic markers across the state, the Green Mountain Club's plaque is where James P. Taylor originally conceived of The Long Trail. Taylor founded...

  • A Bethel Writer Bikes Across Vermont’s 251 Cities and Towns
    A Bethel Writer Bikes Across Vermont’s 251 Cities and Towns

    Visiting the state’s 251 cities and towns is a popular pursuit for anyone who loves Vermont. But Mary Anderson of Bethel is taking her 251 adventure a step further by traveling across Vermont on her electric bicycle. On October 6, Anderson set out on her e-bike...

  • The Roots of the Gilfeather Turnip Run Deep in Tiny Wardsboro 
    The Roots of the Gilfeather Turnip Run Deep in Tiny Wardsboro 

    Along a rugged dirt road in the southern Vermont town of Wardsboro is the old Gilfeather farm, where the famous Gilfeather turnip first sprouted in the early 1900s. The turnip, cultivated by farmer John Gilfeather, became the official Vermont State Vegetable in 2016. It’s celebrated every fall...

  • Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest
    Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest

    It’s hard to imagine Vermont without the Green Mountain National Forest. Exploring sections of the forest’s 400,000-acres is a must for anyone who loves the outdoors. If you’re interested in finding things to do in the Green Mountain National Forest, options include hiking, paddling, fishing,...

  • 5 Vermont Fall Foliage Hikes on Little-Known State Lands
    5 Vermont Fall Foliage Hikes on Little-Known State Lands

    The best Vermont fall foliage hikes feature scenic views and colorful forests. Vermont’s most popular hikes, such as Camels Hump, Mount Mansfield, and Killington, are crowd-pleasers in the fall. But if you’re looking for Vermont fall foliage hikes that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, a variety...

  • 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...