Happy Vermonters: Maureen McLoughlin Helps Visitors Experience the Best of Vermont

Happy Vermonters: Maureen McLoughlin Helps Visitors Experience the Best of Vermont

October 16, 2019activities, Happy Vermonters No Comments

Maureen McLoughlin loves showing off Vermont. The Williston resident, who works for Stock the House Vermont concierge services, organizes everything from catered dinners to winter sleigh rides for guests visiting Vermont. McLoughlin is a concierge and ambassador for the company, which was founded in 2017 by Jim and Domenica Mastroianni. McLoughlin joined Stock the House in … Read More

Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies

Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies

October 11, 2019Addison County, Bennington County, fall, fall foliage, Franklin County, Lamoille County, Orleans County, scenic drives, Washington County, Windham County No Comments

Scenic drives are a favorite pastime in Vermont. Throughout the year, many roads offer not only gorgeous views but also access to forests, hiking trails, and mountain bike trail networks. It’s worth noting that some of Vermont’s most scenic and rugged routes close during the winter. Here are four Vermont scenic mountain drives to explore … Read More

Happy Vermonters: Forester Mike Snyder Gets Primed for Vermont’s Most Colorful Season

Happy Vermonters: Forester Mike Snyder Gets Primed for Vermont’s Most Colorful Season

September 25, 2019Caledonia County, fall, fall foliage, foliage, Happy Vermonters No Comments

Mike Snyder is the go-to guy for Vermont fall foliage updates. As commissioner of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, Snyder is known as Vermont’s Chief Foliage Forecaster. He provides weekly foliage reports to the media and the state tourism office in September and October. Last week, Snyder hiked up to the scenic overlook at Owl’s Head … Read More

6 Vermont Town Forests to Explore this Fall

6 Vermont Town Forests to Explore this Fall

September 20, 2019Autumn, Chittenden County, fall, fall foliage, foliage, hiking, Lamoille County, Orange County, outdoors, recreation, Washington County, Windham County, Windsor County 2 Comments

Fall hiking in Vermont isn’t just about climbing 4,000-foot peaks. Hiking in Vermont town forests is another way to enjoy the outdoors during fall foliage season. Vermont towns have a long and proud tradition of owning and managing forests for public benefit. The tradition of towns holding land for public good is as strong as … Read More

15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall

15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall

September 3, 2019activities, Addison County, Bennington County, Bread Loaf, Caledonia County, fall, fall foliage, Green Mountain National Forest, history, Lamoille County, Northeast Kingdom, Orange County, Orleans County, scenic drives, Windham County, Windsor County 5 Comments

Are you looking for places to visit in Vermont in fall? Here are 15 Vermont towns worth exploring when the leaves change this autumn. Ripton Route 125 runs through the heart of the Green Mountains between Routes 7 and 100. Along the way is the small town of Ripton, home to The Chipman Inn, Ripton … Read More

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

-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

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, Popular, 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