Country Stores

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 […]

 

Favorite Places

The Magic of Bread and Butter Farm

The Magic of Bread and Butter Farm

Bread and Butter Farm is the place to be on Friday nights. The 143-acre farm in Shelburne hosts the wildly popular Burger Night from May to September, drawing between 400-700 people each week. Burger Night includes live music, grass-fed beef, fresh bread and veggies all made at the farm. The […]

 

Scenic Views

A 100-Mile View from Hogback Mountain

A 100-Mile View from Hogback Mountain

The famous “100-Mile View” from Hogback Mountain in Marlboro is more than just a pretty place. When you stop at this popular scenic overlook on Route 9 (the Molly Stark Byway), you’ll find gorgeous views of forested land and mountains in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. But if you look […]

 

Recent Posts

Winter is Coming to the Green Mountains

Winter is Coming to the Green Mountains

  It won’t be long before winter arrives in Vermont. Snow showers are expected in the mountains today, and I even saw a few snowflakes in Burlington. Killington is open for the season, and Okemo is opening next weekend. Are you ready?  

by × November 7, 2014 × 1 comment

winter

Exploring Abandoned Buildings in Vermont

Exploring Abandoned Buildings in Vermont

  Ever come across an abandoned building and find yourself mesmerized? I find it difficult to take my eyes off the ruins of old structures like the red school house in Dover or the dilapidated church in Bloomfield. What is it about these buildings that we find so fascinating? Kaitlin […]

The Vermont Ghost Town of Glastenbury

The Vermont Ghost Town of Glastenbury

  Mysterious disappearances. UFOs. A cursed forest. Paranormal activity. In Glastenbury, the legendary stories seem to outnumber the town’s tiny population. Glastenbury is an unincorporated, mountainous town in Bennington County with only eight residents. But it wasn’t always this small. A small charcoal-making industry and a logging railroad operation were […]

by × October 23, 2014 × 0 comments

Bennington, hiking, Long Trail

Vermont Fall Foliage at its Finest

Vermont Fall Foliage at its Finest

  This year’s Vermont fall foliage season is shaping up to be one of the best we’ve seen in years. Even though Columbus Day Weekend has come and gone, there is still plenty of great color to see around the state from Burlington to Bolton to Bennington. (You can find […]

by × October 14, 2014 × 2 comments

barn, fall, fall foliage, foliage

5 Easy Vermont Hikes to Explore this Fall

5 Easy Vermont Hikes to Explore this Fall

  Fall is the best time to hike in Vermont. The bright foliage and cooler weather make it an ideal time to climb the Green Mountains and enjoy incredible views from the summit. But what if you have young kids in tow or want an alternative to hiking Vermont’s tallest […]

Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains

Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains

  Kelley Stand Road between East Arlington and Stratton is more than just a scenic drive in southern Vermont. This beautiful dirt road through the Green Mountains offers incredible access and options for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene washed Kelley Stand Road away, […]

Best Places to Find Glorious Northeast Kingdom Foliage

Best Places to Find Glorious Northeast Kingdom Foliage

Fall comes a little early in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.  The state’s most rural area – Caledonia County, Orleans County and Essex County – starts seeing fall foliage as early as mid-September, with peak color arriving around Oct. 1 (sometimes earlier). Up along Route 114 and Route 105 in the far […]

In Love with Tunbridge Covered Bridges

In Love with Tunbridge Covered Bridges

  The town of Tunbridge is best known for the annual Tunbridge World’s Fair, a Vermont tradition that dates back to 1867. For four days in September, 20,000 people flock to this community of 1,300 for one of the most popular fairs in the state. (Here’s a fun fact I […]

Vermont Marble Exhibit Highlights Local History

Vermont Marble Exhibit Highlights Local History

  **My story about SculptFest was originally published in the Rutland Herald. Kate Katomski’s family heritage lives deep in the historic marble quarries of West Rutland. Both her father and grandfather worked in West Rutland back in the thriving stone industry, when Vermont marble was shipped around the country and […]

by × September 12, 2014 × 0 comments

arts, events, history, Rutland County

6 Vermont Fall Drives a Little Off the Beaten Path

6 Vermont Fall Drives a Little Off the Beaten Path

  During foliage season, there are so many Vermont fall drives to choose from that it’s pretty hard to go wrong. Whether you go leaf-peeping on a meandering scenic byway or quiet dirt road, you won’t have to look very far to find glorious autumn beauty in Vermont. Still, it’s […]

by × September 3, 2014 × 14 comments

fall, fall foliage, scenic drives

Unplugging at Amity Pond Natural Area in Pomfret

Unplugging at Amity Pond Natural Area in Pomfret

  On our way to my sister’s house last week, we took a detour through the back roads of Windsor County. I was searching for Amity Pond Natural Area State Park in Pomfret, which was donated to the state 45 years ago. As my husband drove, I scanned the map […]

The Magic of Bread and Butter Farm

The Magic of Bread and Butter Farm

Bread and Butter Farm is the place to be on Friday nights. The 143-acre farm in Shelburne hosts the wildly popular Burger Night from May to September, drawing between 400-700 people each week. Burger Night includes live music, grass-fed beef, fresh bread and veggies all made at the farm. The […]