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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.

19 Places to Visit On Your Next Route 100 Road Trip

19 Places to Visit On Your Next Route 100 Road Trip

October 20, 2017

Route 100 stretches 216 scenic miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Stamford to Pittsfield to Westfield. Some of Vermont’s most notable ski areas and attractions can be found along the route, including Mount Snow, Okemo, Sugarbush, the Vermont Country Store, and Ben & Jerry’s. Starting at … Read More

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A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol

A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol

September 27, 2017

The small town of Bristol reminds me of a place out west I’ve never visited, like Park City or Durango. Historic, flat-roofed buildings with striped awnings and American flags line Main Street, where it’s nearly impossible to miss the gorgeous, dramatic view of Deer Leap mountain in the background. This Addison County community, which sits … Read More

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20 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

20 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

September 9, 2017

Looking for fun things to do in Vermont this fall? Here are 20 ideas to help you make the most of fall foliage season in the Green Mountain State. Find Your Way Through a Corn Maze in Danville The largest maze in New England is located at a fifth generation family farm in Vermont’s Northeast … Read More

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9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

August 6, 2017

This is turning out to be a big biking summer for me. My husband bought me a bike for Mother’s Day, and a few weeks later I rode the legendary Kingdom Trails for the first time in years. In July, I was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio about bike paths, and at the end of … Read More

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The Putney General Store Starts a New Chapter

The Putney General Store Starts a New Chapter

July 23, 2017

Lyssa Papazian never pictured herself running a country store. But when the Putney General Store closed in December 2016, she stepped in to help reopen the business and manage operations. Lyssa, a historic preservation consultant and Putney Historical Society board member, manages the store with fellow historical society board member Betsy MacIsaac. The two have … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Brian Cook Finds Fulfillment in His Hometown

Happy Vermonters: Brian Cook Finds Fulfillment in His Hometown

July 17, 2017

“The small world component you find in Vermont works for me because I think it encourages you to diversify your life. I grew up in Norwich and lived in different parts of the country—Missouri, Boston, and New Jersey—and eventually returned here with my wife and kids. It’s been a revelation since returning to Vermont how … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Why Michael Knapp Calls Brattleboro Home

Happy Vermonters: Why Michael Knapp Calls Brattleboro Home

July 5, 2017

“I’m an entrepreneur and started a software company out of my basement back in 2000. I know there are parts of the tech industry that very much belong here—technology to help with sustainability, environmental protection, energy efficiency, and K-12 education. I’ve been interested in social justice since a young age. I often wondered, ‘How do … Read More

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4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

June 23, 2017

When it comes to spending time outdoors, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has everything you could ask for in terms of natural beauty and recreation. It’s easy to spend your days in this remote corner of Vermont biking, paddling, fishing, or hiking. This rural region of Vermont is home to more than 37,500 acres of public lakes … Read More

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