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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.
The start of the outdoor farmers market season is an annual rite of spring in Vermont. From Burlington and Brattleboro to Craftsbury and Dorset, you will find town greens, local parks, and parking lots transformed into pop-up marketplaces offering locally grown produce, handmade jewelry, craft beer, grass-fed beef, and more. When farmers markets first started … Read MoreRead More
Charlie Emers never planned on becoming a baker. The owner of Patchwork Farm & Bakery in East Hardwick grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. After relocating to Vermont three decades ago, his career path took a circuitous route from lamp maker to vegetable farmer to bread baker. Emers says he stumbled into baking one winter while … Read MoreRead More
The tiny village of West Townshend is big on community spirit. At the heart of it all is the West Townshend Country Store, which serves as a café, post office, thrift store, and meeting house all in one. Located on Route 30 in Windham County, The West Townshend Country Store is part of The West … Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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