Roadside Attractions

A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Local Cheese

A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Local Cheese

  The green and rusted 1947 Chevy 1 Ton Truck that Jon Wright purchased a dozen years ago sits on the side of Route 11 in Londonderry, across the road from his farm. The truck is something of a Vermont roadside attraction, where people stop to take photos and inquire […]

 

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Family Fun at Vermont’s Adams Farm

Family Fun at Vermont’s Adams Farm

When you visit Adams Farm, something about it makes you feel completely at home. The sixth generation working farm is a place where you can enjoy the outdoors in Vermont and feed goats, sheep, emus, horses, rabbits, and chickens. We visited the farm, located off Route 100 in Wilmington, in […]

 

Lakes, Ponds and Swimming Holes

5 Lakes in Vermont You Need to Visit

5 Lakes in Vermont You Need to Visit

  Looking for a place to swim, kayak, boat, or even Scuba dive this summer? Vermont may be New England’s only land-locked state, but you’ll still find plenty of water in the Green Mountains. Here are five lakes in Vermont worth visiting: Lake Bomoseen Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely […]

 

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6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall

6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall

  Hiking in Vermont is one of those must-do activities in the summer and fall. How can you come to the Green Mountains and never scale a summit or two? With hundreds of miles of trails, Vermont offers plenty of hiking opportunities for novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. But hiking […]

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fall, hiking, Smugglers' Notch, summer

Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour Highlights Irene’s Aftermath

Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour Highlights Irene’s Aftermath

  Georgie is an artist with a passion for painting barns, covered bridges, and sugarhouses — those idyllic, iconic symbols of Vermont. When she built her house along the Rock River in Windham County 25 years ago, she couldn’t imagine living any place other than beautiful, tranquil Vermont. But when […]

Reconnecting with the Taftsville Covered Bridge

Reconnecting with the Taftsville Covered Bridge

The Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock is one of the oldest covered bridges in Vermont. I’ve crossed the bridge many times over the years, but yesterday was the first time I’ve visited the bridge since it reopened last fall. Vermont has about 100 covered bridges. When Tropical Storm Irene hit […]

5 Lakes in Vermont You Need to Visit

5 Lakes in Vermont You Need to Visit

  Looking for a place to swim, kayak, boat, or even Scuba dive this summer? Vermont may be New England’s only land-locked state, but you’ll still find plenty of water in the Green Mountains. Here are five lakes in Vermont worth visiting: Lake Bomoseen Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely […]

by × July 5, 2014 × 10 comments

kayaking, summer, swimming

Why Summer in Vermont is the Best

Why Summer in Vermont is the Best

People have been asking me where I’m going for vacation this summer. Nantucket? Cape Cod? The coast of Maine? No, I don’t think so. Our summer plans might be a weekend in Manchester or a day trip to Woodstock, but I doubt we’ll venture east of the Connecticut River or […]

Summer Perfection at Bristol Falls

Summer Perfection at Bristol Falls

What’s your favorite swimming hole in Vermont? I grew up swimming in ponds and brooks, and spent my teenage years jumping off marble rocks at the Dorset Quarry. While I enjoy swimming in the ocean and lakes, I feel more connected to nature when I’m splashing around a good old-fashioned […]

Raising Chickens in Five Sisters in Burlington

Raising Chickens in Five Sisters in Burlington

  Susan Munkres moved to Burlington’s Five Sisters neighborhood with her family six years ago and decided it was the perfect place to raise chickens. She had been gardening for years and became interested in urban homesteading long before planting roots in Vermont’s largest city. On her 0.16-acre lot is […]

A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be

A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be

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 golf course, tennis courts, […]

Longing for the Dirt Roads of Landgrove

Longing for the Dirt Roads of Landgrove

“I guess my feet know where they want me to go, walking on a country road.” – James Taylor I’ve often fantasized about buying a renovated farmhouse in Landgrove with gardens, an old red barn and lots of land. Ever since I was in high school, I’ve had a soft […]

UVM Morgan Horse Farm Celebrates Vermont’s Favorite Equine

UVM Morgan Horse Farm Celebrates Vermont’s Favorite Equine

Scent can be such a powerful memory trigger. For me, the smell of hay instantly takes me back to childhood when I had a horse named Banjo. While recently visiting the main barn at the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, a flood of memories came rushing back. […]

Jericho Country Store Still Thriving After 207 Years

Jericho Country Store Still Thriving After 207 Years

  The Jericho Center Country Store has been part of Jon St. Amour’s life ever since he was a boy. He would stop in before school or on the way to his grandparents’ house. His dad worked at the store for a time, as did other family members. When it […]

A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Local Cheese

A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Local Cheese

  The green and rusted 1947 Chevy 1 Ton Truck that Jon Wright purchased a dozen years ago sits on the side of Route 11 in Londonderry, across the road from his farm. The truck is something of a Vermont roadside attraction, where people stop to take photos and inquire […]