• Where are the Most Maple Trees in Vermont?
    Where are the Most Maple Trees in Vermont?

    If you're wondering if there's an epicenter of Vermont maple trees, look no further than rural Orange County. The county, home to the most maple trees in Vermont, is located east of the Green Mountains. The region includes Newbury, West Topsham, Vershire, Strafford, Thetford, Brookfield, Chelsea, Randolph,...

  • Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro
    Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro

    Visit downtown Brattleboro and you'll quickly find how the town embodies what Vermont represents: progressive values, a buy local mindset, and an unwavering commitment to the community. The heart of downtown Brattleboro is Main Street, a busy but cozy, walkable section of Route 5 lined with...

  • Vermont Bike Trails Worth the Ride
    Vermont Bike Trails Worth the Ride

    Vermont bike trails come in all shapes and sizes—from paved paths and gravel routes to single-track and rail trails. Vermont is home to the famous Kingdom Trails in the Northeast Kingdom and the scenic Colchester Causeway along Lake Champlain. But lesser-known Vermont bike trails in towns...

  • 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
    Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer

    Looking for things to do this summer in Vermont? Let's face it, summer in Vermont is short. Make the most of your Vermont summer by exploring swimming holes, hiking trails, bike paths, festivals, music, arts and culture. *this post has been updated for 2023 Things to Do in...

  • 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....