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

Keeping Cool in Vermont

August 17, 2009activities, summer, swimming, travel

Summer weather has finally arrived, and we’re all looking to stay cool. Vermont is home to dozens of swimming holes in nearly every corner of the state. Some of these places are easily accessible while others are tucked away. A great resource for finding a place to swim in Vermont is www.swimmingholes.org. Some of my … Read More

Vergennes is Vermont’s Smallest City that’s Big on Charm

August 13, 2009Addison County, history, inns, lodging, restaurants, travel, Vergennes 1 Comment

Vergennes is Vermont’s smallest city — and the state’s oldest — but everything about it feels modern, dynamic and energetic. National Geographic Traveler took notice of this quirky community and mentioned it in the magazine’s July/August 2009 issue. Walk along Main Street and you’ll find outstanding French fare at Black Sheep Bistro, and breakfast burritos, … Read More