Middlebury Gap Road in Ripton

October 5, 2009Addison County, Bread Loaf, Middlebury Gap, My Favorite Places, Ripton, Ripton Country Store, Route 125, scenic, scenic drives, travel 2 Comments

Route 125, also known as the Middlebury Gap Road, is a scenic road through Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. Every fall I take a drive on this 16-mile stretch between Middlebury and Hancock. Just east of Middlebury is the tiny town of Ripton (pop. 556), home of the Ripton Country Store. The shop has everything … Read More

Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 Never Disappoints

October 3, 2009Addison County, Granville, Moose, Moss Glen Falls, My Favorite Places, Route 100, travel, Warren, Waterfalls 4 Comments

Given its beauty and easy access, Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 is probably the most photographed waterfall in Vermont. The 30-foot waterfall is located on the western edge of Route 100 in the Granville Gulf Reservation, a six-mile, winding stretch of untouched wilderness between Granville and Warren. The falls are a short walk from … Read More

Scenic Roads in Vermont

September 29, 2009fall, scenic, travel 2 Comments

Just about every road in Vermont is scenic, especially in the fall. Popular routes during foliage season include Route 100, which runs along the spine of the Green Mountains, Route 73 from Rochester to Brandon, Route 9 between Brattleboro and Bennington, and Route 22A between Fair Haven and Vergennes. For me the best roads are … Read More

Photography in the Fall

September 24, 2009fall, photography, scenic 3 Comments

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to get outdoors with my camera. On a late autumn afternoon when the sky is bright blue, you really can’t go wrong. I am happy taking photos just about anywhere in Vermont, especially Warren (above), Landgrove, Underhill, South Hero and Weston. I am not … Read More

Vermont Fall Festivals and Fairs

September 20, 2009activities, events, fall

Autumn in Vermont is glorious. The air turns crisp and the landscape is bright with beautiful fall foliage. Fall festivals take place just about every weekend in September and October. Here are a few highlights: Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival Wilmington – Sept. 25-27, 2009 The Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce and Vermont … Read More

Another Colorful Foliage Season on the Horizon

September 1, 2009fall, travel 1 Comment

Vermont state foresters are predicting a strong foliage season with plenty of great color. Perhaps all of that rain we had over the summer will bring us some brightness after all. Definitely looking forward to seeing the leaves turn in a couple of weeks.

A New Face on the Vermont Cheese Trail

August 19, 2009cheese, food, historic sites, travel

Along Vermont’s Cheese Trail, you’ll find a cheesemaker at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch. Plymouth Artisan Cheese was built by the father of President Calvin Coolidge, Colonel John Coolidge, James S. Brown and three other local farmers in 1890. The factory produced cheese from the milk produced on area farms … Read More