Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years

Kingdom Trails Mountain Biking Celebrates 25 Years

August 9, 2019biking, Caledonia County, Essex County, My Favorite Places, Northeast Kingdom, outdoors, recreation No Comments

-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

6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer

6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer

July 27, 2019activities, Addison County, Bennington County, Lamoille County, Mad River Valley, My Favorite Places, recreation, Route 100, Stowe, swimming, Washington County, Windham County, Windsor County No Comments

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

7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

July 6, 2019activities, Addison County, Bennington County, Lamoille County, My Favorite Places, nature, Orleans County, outdoors, roads, scenic drives, state park, summer, Washington County, Windham County 4 Comments

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

12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

May 30, 2019Addison County, Caledonia County, Eat, food, Northeast Kingdom, Orleans County, Washington County, Windham County, Windsor County 9 Comments

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

11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019

11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019

May 16, 2019activities, Bennington County, Chittenden County, Eat, farmers' markets, food, Lamoille County, Northeast Kingdom, Orleans County, Rutland County, Washington County, Windham County, Windsor County 10 Comments

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

Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

April 24, 2019Caledonia County, Eat, food, Happy Vermonters, Northeast Kingdom 13 Comments

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

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

March 20, 2019activities, Eat, food, maple, maple syrup. maple sugaring, Mud season, Spring, Windsor County

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