Winter Wonder

Winter Fat Biking on Lake Champlain

Winter Fat Biking on Lake Champlain

  It’s not everyday you go biking in ski pants on a frozen lake in Vermont. But last week, that’s exactly what I did. After seeing dozens of Instagram and Facebook photos of friends and acquaintances walking, skating, and ice fishing on Lake Champlain, I decided to see what all […]

 

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 […]

 

Local Food

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

  Note to readers: My story about Burlington was originally published last month on Zipcar.com. Burlington is on a roll these days. The city continues to win awards and accolades for being one of the best places to live in the country. With a population of just 40,000 people, Burlington is […]

 

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Winter Fat Biking on Lake Champlain

Winter Fat Biking on Lake Champlain

  It’s not everyday you go biking in ski pants on a frozen lake in Vermont. But last week, that’s exactly what I did. After seeing dozens of Instagram and Facebook photos of friends and acquaintances walking, skating, and ice fishing on Lake Champlain, I decided to see what all […]

Vermont Winter Photos: Embracing the Cold Outdoors

Vermont Winter Photos: Embracing the Cold Outdoors

  It’s been a cold, snowy winter in Vermont and the rest of New England.  Here in Burlington, it was a record-breaking 19 below this morning. To help avoid cabin fever, I’ve been getting outdoors on a regular basis (even for a few minutes in subzero temperatures) to take photos […]

Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont

Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont

  What’s your favorite Vermont town along Route 100? For me, it’s a toss-up between Weston (where I was married) and Warren (where I used to live). Route 100 stretches 216 miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Jacksonville to Rochester to […]

Dorset Hollow: Barns, Mountains and History

Dorset Hollow: Barns, Mountains and History

  While visiting southern Vermont last weekend, I carved out some time to take photos. The weather was cold and snowy, and the light turned flat and gray. With my daughter in tow, I decided to head to Dorset Hollow to show her some barns and wide open fields. Dorset […]

Farm to Ski at Strafford Nordic Center

Farm to Ski at Strafford Nordic Center

  Friendship and farmland are at the heart of the Strafford Nordic Center. The 700-acre cross-country ski area is located on two adjoining Upper Valley farms and operated by three lifelong friends – Jeremiah Linehan, Rett Emerson, and Earl Ransom. The base lodge, trail head, and scenic trails are located […]

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

  Note to readers: My story about Burlington was originally published last month on Zipcar.com. Burlington is on a roll these days. The city continues to win awards and accolades for being one of the best places to live in the country. With a population of just 40,000 people, Burlington is […]

Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran

Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran

  I’m very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My second post in the series is about learning patience and perseverance from Olympian Barbara Cochran at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you’ll follow my adventure as I teach Phoebe to ski […]

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Chittenden County, family, skiing, winter

Vermont Winter Yurts At Maple Wind Farm Offer Backcountry Access

Vermont Winter Yurts At Maple Wind Farm Offer Backcountry Access

  The winter yurts at Maple Wind Farm attract people from all walks of life. Over the past 16 years, the yurts have served as a weekend getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, families with young children, and groups of friends. The 140-acre farm, located at the end of a steep, dirt […]

by × January 14, 2015 × 4 comments

camping, Chittenden Reservoir, farm, farms, winter

Vermont Backroads: A Sign of What’s Important

Vermont Backroads: A Sign of What’s Important

All the things you’ll ever need.  Anything else you would add? *Photo taken at Huntington River Vineyard.

Learning to Teach My Daughter to Ski at Cochran’s

Learning to Teach My Daughter to Ski at Cochran’s

      I’m very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post is about gearing up to start teaching Phoebe how to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe this winter! Our 3-year-old […]

by × January 6, 2015 × 4 comments

Chittenden County, family, skiing, winter

Vermont Restaurants Worth Your Time in 2015

Vermont Restaurants Worth Your Time in 2015

  Finding a place to eat in Burlington was nearly impossible last weekend. My sister Margaret and her family were visiting us for the holidays, and we made a last-minute decision to go out to dinner. No problem, right? How hard could it be to get a table for seven […]

The Winter Woods of Vermont’s Mountains

The Winter Woods of Vermont’s Mountains

  It’s hard to believe that winter officially started yesterday.  The studded snow tires were put on my Subaru weeks ago, and my yard in Burlington has already been covered in a foot of snow. But that’s the reality of living in Vermont. By the time the solstice rolls around, […]

by × December 22, 2014 × 3 comments

Mount Equinox, winter