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If you're planning on visiting Montpelier and haven’t already heard, it's is the only state capital without a McDonald’s. This little tidbit has long been a popular piece of trivia about Vermont’s capital city. At one point, I think it was even a question on Jeopardy. When...

Vermont dirt roads are a perfect outing during mud season. I'm serious. After a long, cold, and relentless winter in New England, we’re all eager to be outside. Still, even though it’s officially spring (yes, it snowed last night), we’ll still have to wait until...

A small sugarhouse nestled on the edge of a field along Huntington Road is where the Green Mountain Audubon Center begins. The 250-acre center has been on my list of places to visit since Phoebe was born nearly four years ago. Last weekend, we finally stopped...

-Photo by Andy Arthur Mysterious disappearances. UFOs. A cursed forest. Paranormal activity. In Glastenbury, the legendary stories seem to outnumber the town’s tiny population. Glastenbury is an unincorporated, mountainous town in Bennington County with only eight residents. But it wasn’t always this small. A small charcoal-making industry...

Fall is the best time for easy Vermont hikes, especially with kids. The bright foliage and cooler weather make it an ideal time to climb the Green Mountains and enjoy incredible views from the summit. But what if you have young kids in tow or want...

Kelley Stand Road between East Arlington and Stratton is more than just a scenic drive in southern Vermont. This beautiful dirt road through the Green Mountains offers incredible access and options for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene washed Kelley...

Hiking Vermont ski areas should be one of those must-do activities in the summer and fall. After all, with hundreds of miles of trails, Vermont offers plenty of hiking opportunities for novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking Vermont ski areas is also a rewarding way to...

People have been asking me where I'm going for vacation this summer. Nantucket? Cape Cod? The coast of Maine? No, I don't think so. Our summer plans might be a weekend in Manchester or a day trip to Woodstock, but I doubt we'll venture east...

“I guess my feet know where they want me to go, walking on a country road.” – James Taylor I love those Landgrove dirt roads. I’ve often fantasized about buying a renovated farmhouse in Landgrove with gardens, an old red barn and lots of land. Ever...

I first came across the Appalachian Gap—better known as the App Gap—when I was living in Warren in the 1990s. Over the past two decades, I’ve made countless treks over the App Gap on Route 17, which climbs past Mad River Glen and passes between Stark...