• Jackson’s Lodge Offers Tranquility and a Peek into the Border’s ‘No Man’s Land’
    Jackson’s Lodge Offers Tranquility and a Peek into the Border’s ‘No Man’s Land’

    Jackson's Lodge sits along Lake Wallace, a small international lake that straddles Vermont and Quebec. Gloria Jackson grew up at Jackson’s Lodge, a family-owned, lakeside lodging property in the Vermont Northeast Kingdom town of Canaan that her parents bought in 1958. Jackson purchased the Northeast Kingdom property...

  • 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...

  • A Rare (and Adorable) Cattle Breed from Vermont Makes a Promising Comeback
    A Rare (and Adorable) Cattle Breed from Vermont Makes a Promising Comeback

    If you’ve ever been to the Dene Farm at Hildene in Manchester or explored Vermont’s backroads, perhaps you've come across Randall Lineback cattle. These beautiful, speckled creatures originated on a Sunderland farm formerly owned by Samuel Randall and his son, Everett Randall. When Everett Randall died...

  • 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...

  • Podcast: Unplugging at Family-Friendly Basin Harbor on Lake Champlain
    Podcast: Unplugging at Family-Friendly Basin Harbor on Lake Champlain

    Basin Harbor is a place to unwind, disconnect, and be in the moment. The summer resort is known for its lakeside cottages, tranquil setting, and family-friendly vibe. Owned by the Beach family, Basin Harbor was started in 1886 by Ardelia Beach in West Ferrisburgh along Lake...

  • 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...

  • In Canaan, April’s Maple Embraces Food, Family and the Forest
    In Canaan, April’s Maple Embraces Food, Family and the Forest

    Vermont's maple sugaring season is short. But for April Lemay, running a maple business is a year-round, family affair. On 800 acres once owned by her grandparents, she operates April's Maple, a maple sugar farm and cafe in the small town of Canaan near the Canadian border....

  • The Lure of Vermont Ice Fishing on Lake Champlain
    The Lure of Vermont Ice Fishing on Lake Champlain

    Bruce Batchelder was a child when his parents moved from Island Pond to the Champlain Islands. Vermont ice fishing is a big deal in the islands, where the land is flat and surrounded by Lake Champlain. For Batchelder, ice fishing has been an essential part...

  • The Vermont Town Meeting Tradition: A Conversation with Former Governor Jim Douglas
    The Vermont Town Meeting Tradition: A Conversation with Former Governor Jim Douglas

    The Vermont Town Meeting tradition is deeply rooted in the fabric of the Green Mountain State. On the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters gather to cast their votes on local issues. Town meeting participation in Vermont has been on the decline for several decades. Of course,...

  • Podcast: Soaking Up the Outdoors with Vermont Forest Bathing Guide Duncan Murdoch
    Podcast: Soaking Up the Outdoors with Vermont Forest Bathing Guide Duncan Murdoch

    Vermont forest bathing guide Duncan Murdoch helps people slow down and connect with nature. The former actor, now a certified nature and forest therapy guide, leads forest bathing workshops around Vermont. Forest bathing, which first originated in Japan, is a research-based practice for supporting healing and...