• 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...

  • Vermont Museums Explore Art, Social Issues and Everyday Items
    Vermont Museums Explore Art, Social Issues and Everyday Items

    Vermont museums are gearing up for the 2023 season with new art exhibits that include inflated outdoor sculptures, photos from Burlington’s 1983 Pride celebration, colorful paintings of Vermont’s landscape and more. Read on to learn about summer and fall exhibits at nine Vermont museums across...

  • 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...

  • Maple Sugaring in Johnson is a Marvin Family Tradition
    Maple Sugaring in Johnson is a Marvin Family Tradition

    Butternut Mountain is the tallest peak that falls entirely within the town of Johnson. On the mountain's southern slope, the Marvin family owns 600 acres where they produce maple syrup for their business, Butternut Mountain Farm. David Marvin started Butternut Mountain Farm in the early 1970s...

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

    Vermont Maple Open House Weekends is a chance to visit sugarhouses around the state for tours, tastings, sugar-on-snow, and more. More than 75 sugarmakers around the state are opening their doors on March 25-26 and April 1-2, 2023. Find Maple Events on Happy Vermont  Vermont's maple syrup is...

  • Podcast: The Magic of Blueberry Hill in Goshen
    Podcast: The Magic of Blueberry Hill in Goshen

    On a dirt road in the small town of Goshen is where Tony Clark bought a run-down farm and eventually turned it into an inn and trail center. The Blueberry Hill Inn is a bright yet soothing shade of blue that’s hard to forget. The same went...

  • Vermont Town Halls Showcase History, Community & Civic Life
    Vermont Town Halls Showcase History, Community & Civic Life

    Meander through the center of just about any small Vermont town and you'll likely come across a town hall. Not every Vermont town hall is the go-to place on Town Meeting Day—the first Tuesday in March—but many are gathering places for democracy in action that...

  • Podcast: Turnpikes, Toll Roads and Historic Routes
    Podcast: Turnpikes, Toll Roads and Historic Routes

    Driving west on Route 17, the road’s pitch starts to noticeably change as it rounds past Mad River Glen and climbs to an elevation of 2,375 feet in Buel’s Gore. The area, known as the “App Gap,” is also referred to as the McCullough Turnpike—a...

  • 8 Vermont Art and History Museums Showcase Quirky, Colorful and Eye-Opening Exhibits
    8 Vermont Art and History Museums Showcase Quirky, Colorful and Eye-Opening Exhibits

    Want to escape the cold or find inspiration during mud season? Several Vermont art and history museums are open in late winter and early spring with special events, new exhibitions, and timeless collections. From Burlington the Brattleboro, you’ll find a variety of Vermont art and history...

  • 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...