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A Quirky Spirit of Independence in Warren

A Quirky Spirit of Independence in Warren

The Fourth of July parade along Main Street in Warren celebrates independence with a twist. Now in its 67th year, this small-town parade has achieved legendary status in Vermont. This is by far my favorite Independence Day celebration in Vermont. In addition to the classic cars, lively performers and creative floats, the Warren July Fourth […]

Strafford is the Prettiest Vermont Town You’ve Probably Never Visited

Strafford is the Prettiest Vermont Town You’ve Probably Never Visited

The Strafford Town House is one of those iconic Vermont buildings that looks very familiar. You’ve probably seen photos of the white clapboard building in guidebooks, magazines, or coffee table books. But photos don’t do it justice. The Town House is one of those places that makes you swoon when you see it up close […]

A Plan to Save Mount Ascutney Ski Area

A Plan to Save Mount Ascutney Ski Area

Ascutney Mountain may not be a lost ski area for long. The West Windsor ski area, which went bankrupt and closed in 2010, could be turned into a community recreation area offering backcountry skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The town just needs to raise enough money — $900,000 — to buy the property […]

Vermont Perfection at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry

Vermont Perfection at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry

In all the years I’ve spent in Vermont, I had never heard of Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry. For our 11th wedding anniversary, Dave, Phoebe and I made our annual weekend trip to the Inn at Weston.  Innkeepers Bob and Linda Aldrich, a wonderful couple we’ve known since 2004 when we were planning our […]

12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

After a rather brutal winter, I’m looking forward to sticking around the Green Mountain State this summer. Between January and March, I sometimes question my sanity for living here. But when summer arrives in Vermont, I find it nearly impossible to leave. If you’re visiting Vermont this summer, you’ll find plenty to do — hiking, […]

A Getaway to Vermont’s Lesser-Known Moosalamoo Region

A Getaway to Vermont's Lesser-Known Moosalamoo Region

Tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest is an area that all at once feels remote and accessible, rugged and gentle. Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is a 16,000-acre paradise that extends from the western slopes of the Green Mountains through Ripton and Goshen to Lake Dunmore. The area includes more than 70 miles of […]

My Tiny House in Vermont

My Tiny House in Vermont

This piece was originally published on Parent Co., a Burlington-based company dedicated to sharing stories, ideas, and inspiration about modern parenthood.  My personal essay is about small house living in Vermont’s largest city. I know I’m a little off topic with this post — but this article seems to have resonated with so many people, […]

8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont

8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont

After a long, cold winter, it finally feels like spring in Vermont. For the first time in six months, we can drive without snow tires, put away our wool socks, and see the grass grow and leaves sprout. Even though spring arrived well over a month ago, it’s pretty much felt just like late winter […]

Weekend Getaway: A Capital City with Local Flavor

Weekend Getaway: A Capital City with Local Flavor

If you haven’t already heard, Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald’s. This little tidbit has long been a popular piece of trivia about Vermont’s capital city. At one point, I think it was even a question on Jeopardy. When the fast-food giant tried — and ultimately failed — to open at the […]

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