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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.

Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years

Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years

August 9, 2019

-Kingdom Trails mountain biking features more than 100 miles of singletrack on private land. John Worth started selling mountain bikes at East Burke Sports to earn extra cash in the summer. There was just one problem—there was nowhere to ride. Worth, who opened East Burke Sports in 1988 as a ski shop, took matters into his … Read More

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6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer

6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer

July 27, 2019

Vermont swimming holes hold a special place in the heart of locals and visitors.. If you’re looking for a place to jump off rocks or wade in shallow waters, Vermont is home to dozens of swimming holes. For centuries, Vermont swimming holes have drawn visitors from near and far. Visitors to the state in the … Read More

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7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

July 6, 2019

The options are endless for scenic Vermont summer drives. In every corner of the state, you’ll find gorgeous roads with views of tall mountains, wide open fields, general stores, and rambling old barns. But half the fun of a scenic drive is getting out of your car to explore the outdoors. 7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives Here … Read More

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12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

May 30, 2019

For a small state, Vermont offers an impressive selection of cafés. Whether you’re looking to grab a cup of coffee to go or want to settle in for a cozy lunch with friends, there are countless cafés to choose from in Vermont. So many excellent Vermont cafés offer traditional favorites like breakfast sandwiches, BLTs, and … Read More

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11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019

11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019

May 16, 2019

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 More

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Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

April 24, 2019

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 More

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West Townshend Country Store Dedicated to Feeding the Community

West Townshend Country Store Dedicated to Feeding the Community

March 30, 2019

-The West Townshend Country Store café on Route 30. 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 … Read More

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Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

March 20, 2019

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 More

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