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Looking for hiking suggestions, the best Vermont restaurants, or where to take a scenic drive during fall foliage season in Vermont? Whether you’re traveling to Vermont for the first time or a longtime visitor, you’ll find plenty of helpful travel tips for fun places to visit and things to do in the Green Mountain State.
Ascutney Rope Tow/Photo by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy In January 1934, the first rope tow in the country began pulling skiers up a hill on Clinton Gilbert’s Farm in Woodstock. Powered by a Model-T truck engine, the tow took five days to build and cost $500. Skiers paid one dollar to ride the tow and ski on … Read MoreRead More
RJ Thompson wants more people to enjoy the outdoors. An avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and hiker, Thompson knows just how much Vermont has to offer. Now he wants to help make it easier to enjoy those kinds of outdoor activities by creating a Vermont backcountry hut system of four-season cabins across the state. Thompson, … Read MoreRead More
This time of year always reminds me of the importance of taking chances, pursuing happiness, and loving yourself even when life is hard. Twelve years ago this week, on November 1, 2006, I returned to my home state of Vermont after spending six years in Boston. My husband and I quit our jobs in the … Read MoreRead More
If you take a walk around downtown Burlington or the University of Vermont, it won’t take long to come across a haunted spot. Just ask Thea Lewis, owner of Queen City Ghostwalk. Since 2002, Lewis has been offering haunted tours in Burlington and sharing legendary ghost stories about Vermont’s largest city. In the summer and fall—right up … Read MoreRead More
Not many places can evoke feelings of happiness, whimsy and sadness all at once. High on a hill in St. Johnsbury, the late illustrator and woodcarver Stephen Huneck created a magical place to celebrate our spiritual connection to dogs. When you visit Dog Mountain, you might find yourself smiling one minute and crying the next. Stephen … Read MoreRead More
Fall foliage will be here before long. The last week of September and first two weeks of October are typically prime time for foliage season in Vermont. But over the last couple of years, Vermont’s fall colors have lasted well into mid and late October. When peak foliage hits is anyone’s guess. But I do … Read MoreRead More
Beth Kennett welcomed her first overnight guests to Liberty Hill Farm in 1984. Back then, hosting visitors was a way for Beth and her husband, Bob, to start to diversify their income as farmers. Ever since, families and couples from the Netherlands, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, California and beyond have stayed at the farm. Many … Read MoreRead More
Chris Bohjalian rides his Trek Edmonda on the roads of Vermont every chance he gets. If he stops anywhere along the way, it’s usually at a local library. If you follow the Lincoln-based author on social media, you’ll likely see photos of Vermont libraries—with Bohjalian’s bike parked out front—in his “Libraries of Vermont, Spotted on … Read MoreRead More
For a small state, Vermont is big on character. It’s not just the rolling green hills, rustic barns and country roads that make Vermont so appealing. A big part of the state’s charm can be found in the heart of Vermont’s communities, where you can explore Main Streets lined with local bookstores, cafes, galleries, and … Read MoreRead More