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  • An interesting but not surprising fact: Vermont has more dirt roads than paved ones. With more than 8,600 miles of unpaved roads across the state (compared to 7,151 miles of paved roads), Vermont has no shortage of scenic dirt roads to explore by car, bike,......

  • Heather Lynne is a baker, musician, and café owner doing what she loves. Lynne owns The Wild Fern on Route 100 in Stockbridge. She spends part of her week baking and filling to-go orders for sourdough bread, sesame bagels, locally sourced beef burgers, and pesto......

  • Burlington is where Ben & Jerry’s was born and the home of Burton Snowboards. Bernie Sanders was elected mayor here, and Vermont’s first female governor, Madeline Kunin, launched her political career at Burlington City Hall. With a population of about 40,000 people, Burlington—Vermont’s largest city—is......

  • When you think of Vermont, what comes to mind? People will say Vermont reminds them of Ben & Jerry’s, fall foliage, maple syrup, or even Bernie Sanders. I love all those things, but Vermont is so much more. In fact, it’s the unusual places in......

  • Newbury is not the oldest town in Vermont, but its historic charm is undeniable. Located in Orange County in northeastern Vermont along the Connecticut River, Newbury is one of those classic New England towns with beautifully maintained old homes, a general store on Main Street,......

  • Vermont rail trails are the perfect antidote to cabin fever and quarantine. Since the 1960s, thousands of miles of old abandoned railroad lines have been converted into public recreational trails across the United States. And in this summer of travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, and canceled......

  • Tubing the Battenkill River and hiking trails in Manchester Vermont are ideal ways to enjoy summer in the Green Mountains. It’s been 137 years since Manchester first promoted itself as a summer destination. In 1883, Franklin Orvis, owner of the Equinox House (now Equinox Resort),......

  • Tara Schatz is staying put in Vermont this summer to explore the outdoors. That suits Schatz just fine as she feels ultimately at home when she’s outside. The Bennington resident is an avid hiker, camper, and outdoor enthusiast who writes about her adventures on her......

  • Vermont’s 55 state parks are open for the season, including 36 campgrounds ready to welcome overnight visitors. This year, Vermont State Parks are not offering boat rentals or opening its concession stands. The parks suspended rentals of cabins and cottages this year, and picnic tables have......

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Our insider’s guide to scenic roads, outdoor activities, and weekend getaways in Vermont. Find tips for off-the-beaten-path places to visit and things to do year-round in Vermont, and meet inspiring locals who call Vermont home.

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Part of what makes Vermont special are the people who live here. Meet innkeepers, artists, entrepreneurs, woodworkers and other remarkable locals in our Happy Vermonters series.

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From from farmers’ markets and mountain biking to camping and swimming, Vermont is all about the outdoors.