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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.

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

March 20, 2019

Eric and Sonja Withington are returning to their roots. Eric grew up sugaring with his uncle in his hometown of Barnard. Thousands of miles away in Austria, Sonja spent her childhood foraging fresh greens, flowers, berries, and herbs to create herbal teas, syrups, and home remedies with her family. Last year, the couple combined their … Read More

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A Classic Vermont Lodge Stays True to its Roots

A Classic Vermont Lodge Stays True to its Roots

March 7, 2019

The spirit of Johnny Seesaw’s is alive and well. After reopening under new ownership in 2018, the historic establishment in Peru still feels like the legendary lodge that’s been welcoming skiers since the 1930s. Owners Ryan and Kim Prins, along with their business partners, used extraordinary care updating and reimagining the property, embracing the heart … Read More

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15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

February 13, 2019

What’s your favorite ski area in Vermont?  Vermont is home to the best skiing in the East, offering plenty of alpine and Nordic options.  Whether you’re looking for a full resort experience or more of a homey, old-school vibe, Vermont has no shortage of terrain for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and riders. Skiing in … Read More

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Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

January 31, 2019

Bill Beattie started skiing at Dutch Hill in the 1950s when he was seven years old. The Vermont ski area, which opened in 1944, featured a 570-foot vertical drop and was known as having some of the steepest terrain around. Located five miles from the Massachusetts border in the Heartwellville section of Readsboro, Dutch Hill … Read More

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After 85 Years, Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time

After 85 Years, Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time

January 11, 2019

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 More

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Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

December 26, 2018

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 More

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Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best

Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best

November 3, 2018

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 More

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Thea Lewis Shares Tales of Burlington’s Most Haunted Places

Thea Lewis Shares Tales of Burlington’s Most Haunted Places

October 18, 2018

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 More

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Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

October 1, 2018

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 More

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