4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

When it comes to spending time outdoors, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has everything you could ask for in terms of natural beauty and recreation. It’s easy to spend your days in this remote corner of Vermont biking, paddling, fishing, or hiking. This rural region of Vermont is home to more than 37,500 acres of public lakes […]

Happy Vermonters: A Young Family Finds the Sweet Spot in Stowe

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Happy Vermonters, outdoors, Stowe | No Comments
Happy Vermonters: A Young Family Finds the Sweet Spot in Stowe

  “I grew up in Vermont and went to college here, but I also spent time traveling around the country and internationally. When it was time to plant some roots, Vermont was a no-brainer—politically, environmentally, recreationally, and culturally. I’m a photographer and Kim works in marketing at Stowe Mountain Resort. In a lot of mountain towns, you can […]

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 […]

9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

Fall foliage season is here, and there’s no better time to be out and about in Vermont. Fall fairs, hiking, and apple picking are just a few of the fun options. Here are nine things to do in Vermont this fall. Get Out in the Green Mountain National Forest What better time to be in […]

Brookfield’s Floating Bridge Spans Generations and Connects a Community

Brookfield’s Floating Bridge Spans Generations and Connects a Community

Vermont’s only floating bridge is making a buoyant comeback in Brookfield. Since reopening to vehicular traffic in May 2015—after being closed since 2008—the Floating Bridge is attracting visitors from near and far. The bridge, first built in 1820, spans 321-feet across scenic Sunset Lake. The newest bridge is the eighth version of the original floating […]

5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend in my hometown. We enjoyed two days of fly-fishing on […]

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 […]

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

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in outdoors, personal, skiing, Stratton, Windham County, winter | 2 Comments
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 […]