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12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

After a rather brutal winter, I’m looking forward to sticking around the Green Mountain State this summer. Between January and March, I sometimes question my sanity for living here. But when summer arrives in Vermont, I find it nearly impossible to leave. If you’re visiting Vermont this summer, you’ll find plenty to do — hiking, […]

A Getaway to Vermont’s Lesser-Known Moosalamoo Region

A Getaway to Vermont's Lesser-Known Moosalamoo Region

Tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest is an area that all at once feels remote and accessible, rugged and gentle. Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is a 16,000-acre paradise that extends from the western slopes of the Green Mountains through Ripton and Goshen to Lake Dunmore. The area includes more than 70 miles of […]

My Tiny House in Vermont

My Tiny House in Vermont

This piece was originally published on Parent Co., a Burlington-based company dedicated to sharing stories, ideas, and inspiration about modern parenthood.  My personal essay is about small house living in Vermont’s largest city. I know I’m a little off topic with this post — but this article seems to have resonated with so many people, […]

8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont

8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont

After a long, cold winter, it finally feels like spring in Vermont. For the first time in six months, we can drive without snow tires, put away our wool socks, and see the grass grow and leaves sprout. Even though spring arrived well over a month ago, it’s pretty much felt just like late winter […]

Weekend Getaway: A Capital City with Local Flavor

Weekend Getaway: A Capital City with Local Flavor

If you haven’t already heard, Montpelier 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 the fast-food giant tried — and ultimately failed — to open at the […]

Take Our Reader Survey

Take Our Reader Survey

Dear Readers: Happy Vermont has been around for nearly six years (six years!). As the blog has grown and changed over the course of 270 posts, I’m always looking for ways to improve your experience. Please take a moment to fill out the reader survey to let me know what’s working and how I can […]

6 Vermont Dirt Roads to Hike in Mud Season

6 Vermont Dirt Roads to Hike in Mud Season

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 Memorial Day Weekend before major hiking trails in Vermont’s higher elevations are open to the public. Spring, also known in Vermont as […]

Hiking and Exploration at Green Mountain Audubon

Hiking and Exploration at Green Mountain Audubon

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 by during Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend. What on […]

Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield

Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield

On a thousand acres in Fairfield stand more than 68,000 maple trees tapped for sugaring season. The trees are part of Branon Family Maple Orchards, located in the heart of sugaring country in Franklin County, not far from the Canadian border. The Branons have been involved in maple production and agriculture for seven generations. Once […]

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