Summer is Vermont’s finest season with endless opportunities for hiking, swimming, kayaking, camping, farmers’ markets, festivals, weekend getaways, and more. From the highest peaks of the Green Mountains to the sandy shores of Lake Champlain, you’ll find plenty to do this summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day in Vermont.

9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

August 6, 2017

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

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4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

June 23, 2017

When it comes to spending time outdoors, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has everything you could ask for in terms of natural beauty and recreation. It’s easy to spend your days in this remote corner of Vermont biking, paddling, fishing, or hiking. This rural region of Vermont is home to more than 37,500 acres of public lakes … Read More

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6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

August 5, 2016

Vermont was once home to dozens of fire towers across the state. According to the Green Mountain Club’s 360 Degrees: A Guide to Vermont’s Fire and Observation Towers, 38 fire towers once stood in Vermont. Today, there are far fewer. Many fire towers were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and some … Read More

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The 10 Best Vermont July 4th Celebrations

The 10 Best Vermont July 4th Celebrations

July 1, 2016

Updated June 27, 2017 Independence Day celebrations in Vermont range from funky parades to outdoor concerts to festivities on Main Street and the town green. If you are in Vermont for July 4th weekend, here are some of the best places to celebrate in 2017. Wardsboro Along Route 100 is the small town of Wardsboro, … Read More

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9 Lakes, Ponds and Swimming Holes to Cool Off at This Summer

9 Lakes, Ponds and Swimming Holes to Cool Off at This Summer

June 24, 2016

Kayaking on Blueberry Lake in Warren. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to map out places to go kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and even fishing. Here are nine lakes, swimming holes, and ponds worth visiting this summer in Vermont. (By no means is this a complete list, but these spots come … Read More

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5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

May 31, 2016

Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend in my hometown. We enjoyed two days of fly-fishing on … Read More

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Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

August 20, 2015

Lakes are nice, but I prefer the mountains this time of year. Last week, I spent five days visiting Vermont ski areas — Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Bromley Mountain — for my work with All Mountain Mamas, a family travel blog run by Ski Vermont. I spent hours mountain biking, hiking trails, taking … Read More

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A Quirky Spirit of Independence in Warren

A Quirky Spirit of Independence in Warren

July 2, 2015

The Fourth of July parade along Main Street in Warren celebrates independence with a twist. Now in its 67th year, this small-town parade has achieved legendary status in Vermont. This is by far my favorite Independence Day celebration in Vermont. In addition to the classic cars, lively performers and creative floats, the Warren July Fourth … Read More

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12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

May 21, 2015

**Updated June 9, 2017** After a long winter (and rainy spring), I’m looking forward to sticking around the Green Mountain State this summer. Between January and March, I sometimes question my sanity for living here. But when summer arrives in Vermont, I find it nearly impossible to leave. If you’re visiting Vermont this summer, you’ll find … Read More

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