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I know I'm home when I see Camels Hump in the distance. Whether I'm in a car, on foot, or in a plane, Camels Hump is the landmark I eagerly watch for and smile at when it comes into view. It's a navigational point of...

Mickey and Ginny Cochran bought a home in Richmond, Vermont in 1961 so their family could ski. Not on the slopes of Stowe, Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, but rather in their own backyard. On the hillside behind their house, the couple carved out a...

Bristol Pond is one of those perfect places to spend a sunny, fall afternoon. The pond, also known as Winona Lake, is a beautiful spot for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The Hogback Mountains sit along the eastern border of Bristol Pond, making the area especially scenic....

Several years ago I came across Curtis Pond while driving aimlessly along the back roads of central Vermont. The pond, located in the tiny town of Calais, includes a public swimming area and access for kayaks and canoes. This week I stopped by the pond to...

Just north of Montpelier on Route 12 is Wrightsville Reservoir. Located in the town of Middlesex on the north branch of the Winooski River, the reservoir is open during the summer months for swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing. I used to spend countless summer days at...

I was 14 when I first visited Hapgood Pond in Peru on a hot summer day in June 1985. My friend Katie invited me to spend the afternoon at this beautiful spot in the Green Mountain National Forest. Like typical young teenagers, we spent hours gossiping,...

It takes a little bit of time and effort to see Lye Brook Falls in Manchester. While visiting southern Vermont over the weekend, Dave and I took an impromptu hike to the 125-foot waterfall located deep in woods of the Green Mountain National Forest. Even though...

Tucked away between Mount Mansfield State Forest and Route 100 is the 850-acre Waterbury Reservoir. Accessible by Little River State Park to the west and Waterbury Center State Park to the east, Waterbury Reservoir is Vermont's ninth largest body of water (the largest body of...

 Montpelier is one of those cities with interesting bits of trivia. The Vermont state capital is the smallest in the nation and the only one without a McDonald's. But one notable fact about the city tends to get overlooked: Montpelier is home to one of the best...

The first time I hiked the Long Trail was in 1979 during an elementary school class trip. We hiked on a cold autumn day to the summit of Bromley Mountain, a ski area in southern Vermont. I carried my lunch and a small camera in...