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Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield

Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield

On a thousand acres in Fairfield stand more than 68,000 maple trees tapped for sugaring season. The trees are part of Branon Family Maple Orchards, located in the heart of sugaring country in Franklin County, not far from the Canadian border. The Branons have been involved in maple production and agriculture for seven generations. Once […]

The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski

The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski

This winter I was a guest contributor for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My final post in a three-part series includes a Q&A with Olympian Barbara Cochran about keeping kids interested in skiing. It’s not as easy as you think! In the end, my 3-year-old daughter preferred making snow angels over pizza pies. And […]

Welcoming the Vermont Spring Thaw

Welcoming the Vermont Spring Thaw

It’s official –  the Vermont spring thaw is here. After a long, cold, dark winter, temperatures have recently climbed well above freezing. On Wednesday, Burlington hit 50 degrees for the first time in 2015 (it was a good day). Other good news? These lovely spring temperatures have jump-started Vermont’s famous maple season. Producers typically need […]

Winter Fat Biking on Lake Champlain

Winter Fat Biking on Lake Champlain

It’s not every day 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 of the fuss was about. […]

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 of barns, mountains, and school houses. […]

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 Lowell. It’s also unofficially known as […]

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 Hollow Road is a six-mile, […]

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 at Rockbottom Farm, a working […]

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 known for being healthy, active, […]