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Friendship and farmland are at the heart of the Strafford Nordic Center. The 700-acre cross-country ski area is located on two adjoining Upper Valley farms and operated by three lifelong friends – Jeremiah Linehan, Rett Emerson, and Earl Ransom. The base lodge, trail head, and scenic trails...

Dave, Phoebe and I spent four days in Manchester last week for a little summer getaway.  One of the highlights of our trip was hiking up to Equinox Pond. It's no secret that I really love that place. This summer was the first time Dave and...

It’s difficult to imagine Dorset Hollow as anything other than a six-mile, scenic road with beautiful mountain views, forestland, open fields, and gorgeous homes. But nearly 50 years ago, the Dorset Associates investment group planned a massive, four-season resort in Dorset Hollow, complete with an 18-hole...

The famous "100-Mile View" from Hogback Mountain in Marlboro is more than just a pretty place. When you stop at this popular scenic overlook on Route 9 (the Molly Stark Byway), you'll find gorgeous views of forested land and mountains in Vermont, Massachusetts and New...

The tractor-wagon ride to the Children's Farmyard is usually the highlight of our day whenever we visit Shelburne Farms. The 15-minute ride on an old dirt road to the main Farm Barn is always fun for kids, and it's also a treat for adults. The panoramic...

-My husband taking in the view at Equinox Skyline Drive Of all of the mountains in Vermont, Mount Equinox is the one I cherish the most. My childhood home in Manchester was located at the base of the mountain, and I spent countless hours admiring Equinox's dramatic...

I've visited Shelburne Farms quite a few times over the past several years. But last week was the first time I've ever been to the 1,400-acre working farm and national historic landmark in winter. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms was established in...

I drove the back roads of Montpelier on my way to work on Friday. The temperature was -2, the sun was out and the sky was icy blue. I love this part of Montpelier, and I need to explore it more often. Sparrow Farm Road,...

Sunny days are in short supply this time of year. On top of the cloudiness, the leaves are gone and the days are shorter. Sounds enticing, right? Actually, it really is nice. In Vermont we call this "Stick Season," which takes place between late October...

-A view from the top of Mount Philo in Charlotte I thought the weekend was going to be a total washout, so I was thrilled to wake up to sunshine on Sunday morning. The haze from the recent heat wave was finally gone, so Dave and...