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  • Pieces of History on Mount Philo in Charlotte
    Pieces of History on Mount Philo in Charlotte

    Mount Philo in Charlotte stands at 968 feet. Lower in elevation than the Empire State Building and tiny compared to the neighboring Green Mountains and Adirondacks, Mount Philo is everything you could want in a mountain. It's accessible, easy to hike and offers some of the best views around. The...

  • 12 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2024
    12 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2024

    Outdoor Vermont farmers markets are a tradition every spring, summer and fall. From Burlington and Brattleboro to Craftsbury and Vershire, you will find town greens, local parks and parking lots transformed into pop-up marketplaces offering locally grown produce, handmade jewelry, craft beer, grass-fed beef and more. -A...

  • Vermont Museums Explore Rocks, Organs, Birds and Everyday Items
    Vermont Museums Explore Rocks, Organs, Birds and Everyday Items

    Vermont museums are gearing up for the 2024 season with new exhibits highlighting mining and minerals, birds, New England culture, Vermont firsts, organs, history and the notion of stains. Read on to learn about summer and fall exhibits at eight Vermont museums across the state. -The Museum...

  • An Outdoor Recreation Renaissance in Poultney
    An Outdoor Recreation Renaissance in Poultney

    Main Street in Poultney features everything you could hope for in a small Vermont town: a book shop, a local pub, a post office, a hardware store and a library. There's also James Johnson's bike shop, Analog Cycles, which sits on the corner of Main and...

  • Celebrate Spring at Ski Area Pond Skimming Competitions
    Celebrate Spring at Ski Area Pond Skimming Competitions

    Pond skimming competitions are a rite of spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season with skiers and snowboarders gliding across a man-made pond in wild costumes. Vermont pond skimming events have been around for...

  • Where to Go During Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
    Where to Go During Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

    Vermont Maple Open House Weekend is a chance to visit sugarhouses around the state for tours, tastings, sugar-on-snow, and more. More than 90 Vermont sugarhouses and locations are participating in the annual statewide event on March 23-24, 2024. **Check before you go as some sugarhouses are...

  • The Early Days of Skiing and Trails at Stowe
    The Early Days of Skiing and Trails at Stowe

    When it comes to Vermont ski history, 1934 was a big year. Ninety years ago, the first rope tow in the country opened in Woodstock. In 1934, the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol at Stowe Mountain Resort became incorporated, and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the...

  • 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...

  • Vermont Holiday Events to Celebrate the Season
    Vermont Holiday Events to Celebrate the Season

    Looking for Vermont holiday events in 2023? Small-town parades, stunning light displays and holiday markets are just a few of the ways to celebrate the holiday season in the Green Mountain State. Here are just a few Vermont holiday events that are sure to bring plenty...

  • 7 Festive Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter
    7 Festive Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

    "The snow is sparkling like a million little suns." - Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds and snow-covered valleys make winter in Vermont hard to beat. In Vermont towns, you’ll find ski areas, festive events, sledding hills, skating rinks, general stores and restaurants. Here are seven of...