Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in arts, Chittenden County, Happy Vermonters | No Comments
Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity

“People in Burlington are very drawn to art, and I think the community is my biggest inspiration as an artist. I feel a genuine connection to everyone I see, and I love that I can walk downtown and run into four or five people who will give me a big hug.” –Haley Bishop Rockwood, The Poppyclock Collective […]

Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

“My husband and I moved here from Richmond, Virginia, to help run my family’s inn. Guests often ask us what we do around here for fun, and I think there are plenty of things—kayaking, hiking, going to the bookstore, or just going for a drive. For me, one of the nicest things is being able […]

Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

Ear rubs and chin strokes are part of the package at Braeburn Siberians. The Windsor dog sledding company, owned and operated by Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan, is dedicated to sharing what Siberian huskies have to offer: unconditional love, respect, and remarkable energy. It’s clear that after an outing on the trails, Kathy and Alex […]

7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

Winter in Vermont can feel like the longest season of the year if you’re not taking full advantage of outdoor activities. The best way to enjoy this time of year and beat the winter blues is to get outside and play in the snow.  Here are seven ways to make the most of the winter […]

A Weekend Escape to Burke

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in activities, Caledonia County, lodging, skiing, winter | No Comments
A Weekend Escape to Burke

For a small town, Burke is a big deal in the world of outdoor recreation. Not only is this Northeast Kingdom community home to Burke Mountain Resort, it’s also where you’ll find Burke Mountain Academy, a world-renowned school for ski racing, and Kingdom Trails, an extensive trail system popular for mountain biking, fat biking, and […]

8 Vermont Inns Perfect for a Cozy Winter Getaway

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in activities, lodging, My Favorite Places, winter | 9 Comments
8 Vermont Inns Perfect for a Cozy Winter Getaway

Inn at Manchester/courtesy photo Winter is officially here, and it’s the perfect time to curl up by the fire with a good book or glass of red wine after  a day outdoors. Whether you plan to ski, snowshoe, or shop in Vermont, a stay at a local inn can make your trip all the more memorable […]

A Wild Game Supper in Bradford Serves Local Hunters’ Harvest

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in activities, fall, food, Orange County | No Comments
A Wild Game Supper in Bradford Serves Local Hunters’ Harvest

Dan Smith stirred giant pots of rabbit and pheasant gravy at the Bradford Congregational Church on Saturday as his daughter Willow prepared side dishes of chicken and rabbit liver pate. The father and daughter—along with more than 100 volunteers—ran the kitchen, buffet line, and table service like clockwork at the 61st Annual Wild Game Supper. […]

Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden

Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden

I used to think Chittenden was just a quiet little mountain town. Located between Killington and Rutland, Chittenden is tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest and is home to the 750-acre Chittenden Reservoir, scenic Lefferts Pond (pictured above), and the luxurious Mountain Top Inn & Resort. But after visiting Chittenden a few times […]

A Vermont Chicken Pie Supper in Jericho Celebrates Community, Tradition

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Chittenden County, events, fall, food, history | 2 Comments
A Vermont Chicken Pie Supper in Jericho Celebrates Community, Tradition

Chicken pie suppers are an annual tradition in Vermont. Last weekend, I went to the Jericho Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper, which is one of the oldest in the state. The 116th supper, welcomed a full house of locals and visitors who gathered in the church basement and dined on chicken pie with gravy, biscuits, mashed potatoes, winter […]