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

    Vermont apple picking season is 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 movie nights—and offer...

  • The Best Vermont Towns to Visit This Fall
    The Best Vermont Towns to Visit This Fall

    Vermont's fall foliage season is all about scenic drives, apple picking, hiking and exploring small towns. You can’t go wrong wherever you are in Vermont this time of year. Here's a list of some of the best Vermont towns to visit this fall foliage season, and where...

  • Hiking The Long Trail in the Heart of Vermont
    Hiking The Long Trail in the Heart of Vermont

    Hiking the Long Trail might mean seeing an old stone wall, a cellar hole, or an abandoned road. On mountains like Camels Hump—where the century-old Long Trail crosses its peak—nearby wreckage from a 1944 bomber plane crash has fascinated historians, hikers and locals for decades. But hikers...

  • 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...

  • Celebrating Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch
    Celebrating Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch

    Vice president Calvin Coolidge was asleep in his childhood home in Plymouth Notch when the news arrived that President Warren Harding had died. A few hours later, on Aug. 3, 1923, at 2:47 a.m., Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States....

  • Butterfly Watching in Vermont
    Butterfly Watching in Vermont

    Butterflies are a big part of Terri Armata's world. The Bennington resident, who moved to Vermont in the 1970s, has always loved exploring the outdoors. Two decades ago—somewhat on a whim—she volunteered for the Vermont Butterfly Atlas project to help document the status of butterflies in...

  • Summer Music at Vermont Farms and Vineyards
    Summer Music at Vermont Farms and Vineyards

    Vermont summer music festivals and performances are in every corner of the state. If you’re looking for a new way to experience live music, enjoy a variety of locations to soak up summer music at Vermont farms and vineyards. -courtesy Pittsford Village Farm  Pittsford Village Farm Pittsford Village...

  • Woodchuck Golf in Waitsfield is a Backyard Labor of Love
    Woodchuck Golf in Waitsfield is a Backyard Labor of Love

    On a clear spring day, you can see the top of Jay Peak from Spencer Potter's backyard in Waitsfield. Just steps away from his house on Palmer Lane are a patio, a pond, a burn pile, and a six-hole golf course named Woodchuck Golf that...

  • The Wonder of Old Trees at Gifford Woods State Park
    The Wonder of Old Trees at Gifford Woods State Park

    It’s hard to imagine, but most of Vermont’s forests and hillsides were clear-cut in the 19th-century. Still, while 80 percent of the state had been deforested, a handful of Vermont’s old forests miraculously survived. Some of those old trees—more than 300 years old—can be seen...

  • Making Friends in Vershire with Coffee and Beer
    Making Friends in Vershire with Coffee and Beer

    Justin Willeau was eager to find ways to meet people and contribute to the community when he moved to Vershire in 2020. He attended town meetings, volunteered, and helped his neighbors with odd jobs like baling hay. Vershire, named after the first syllable of Vermont and the...