6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

December 4, 2017activities, winter 6 Comments

“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” – Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds, and snow-covered meadows make winter in Vermont so beautiful. So does the warmth and coziness of many Vermont towns, where you’ll find ski areas, inns, sledding hills, general stores, and restaurants. Here are six of my favorite towns to visit … Read More

A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol

A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol

September 27, 2017Addison County, Bristol, Deer Leap, food, Getaway, hiking, inns, Lincoln, lodging No Comments

The small town of Bristol reminds me of a place out west I’ve never visited, like Park City or Durango. Historic, flat-roofed buildings with striped awnings and American flags line Main Street, where it’s nearly impossible to miss the gorgeous, dramatic view of Deer Leap mountain in the background. This Addison County community, which sits … Read More

9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

August 6, 2017activities, biking, summer 1 Comment

This is turning out to be a big biking summer for me. My husband bought me a bike for Mother’s Day, and a few weeks later I rode the legendary Kingdom Trails for the first time in years. In July, I was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio about bike paths, and at the end of … Read More

The Putney General Store Starts a New Chapter

The Putney General Store Starts a New Chapter

July 23, 2017community, food, history, shopping, Windham County No Comments

Lyssa Papazian never pictured herself running a country store. But when the Putney General Store closed in December 2016, she stepped in to help reopen the business and manage operations. Lyssa, a historic preservation consultant and Putney Historical Society board member, manages the store with fellow historical society board member Betsy MacIsaac. The two have … Read More