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Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln

Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln

The treehouse in the backyard of Harrison Reynolds and Ellie Bryant’s home earns rave reviews on Airbnb. Perched 30-feet above ground and anchored by four maple trees, the treehouse stands in the shadow of Mount Abraham in Lincoln. Nearly every weekend of the year, visitors looking to reconnect with nature are finding the treehouse on […]

What Makes Vermont the Greenest State in the U.S.

What Makes Vermont the Greenest State in the U.S.

  Recycling, composting, buying local, and a genuine love for the land are values and practices that are a way of life in Vermont. Vermont consistently ranks as one of the greenest states in the country. Of course, we’re not exactly perfect. The state needs to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain, wind power continues […]

The Dirt Roads of Calais

The Dirt Roads of Calais

I recently came across a 20-year-old article in the New York Times titled, “In Slow-Paced Vermont, the Dirt Road Reigns.” The reporter wrote, “To a lot of Vermonters, an unpaved road is a better road. People go more slowly on a dirt road. In rural Vermont, slower is better,” Two decades later, that’s still true. […]

Catching the Sugarmaking ‘Bug’ in Vermont

Catching the Sugarmaking 'Bug' in Vermont

Kenn Hastings knows all about catching the “sugar bug.” A sugarmaker at Bread Loaf View Farm in Cornwall, Hastings starting sugaring for a living 30 years ago. “There’s a love and passion that goes into being a sugarmaker,” says Hastings, 57. Hastings is one of several sugarmakers featured in Will Hanley’s short documentary film, The […]

A Literary Agent Finds Cheese-Making Success at Consider Bardwell Farm

A Literary Agent Finds Cheese-Making Success at Consider Bardwell Farm

Becoming a cheese farmer was the furthest thing from Angela Miller’s mind when she purchased 300 acres in West Pawlet in 2001. While searching for a second home in the Green Mountains, the New York literary agent and her husband, Russell “Rust” Glover, fell in love with a former dairy farm on Route 153 in […]

In Groton State Forest, Seyon Lodge Offers Comforts of Home

In Groton State Forest, Seyon Lodge Offers Comforts of Home

In a remote lodge in Groton, innkeepers Chris Brader and Tiff Soukup spend their days cooking meals, taking reservations, managing yardwork, grooming trails, and keeping guests comfortable and happy. But this is no ordinary lodge. Seyon Lodge is the only state-owned lodging destination of its kind in Vermont, where guests experience the rugged outdoors with […]

Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses

Learning About Vermont's One-Room Schoolhouses

It’s amazing to think there was a time when almost every American child learned in a one-room school. In fact, as late as 1913, half of the country’s schoolchildren were enrolled in the country’s 200,000 one-room schools. In Vermont, there were more than 2,000 school districts in the mid-19th century, and at least as many […]

Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program

Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain's Women on Snow Ski Program

  I started skiing back in the 1970s when I was a preschooler. For a long time, skiing was my favorite sport and winter my favorite season. Nearly every weekend between December and March, I would explore trails in the woods on my Fischer skis or barrel down beginner and intermediate terrain in southern Vermont. […]

A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch is known as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, at least between May and October. But when the snow flies, a three-mile section of this scenic, winding road is closed to traffic. That’s not to say that Route 108 between Stowe and Cambridge can’t be explored in the […]

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