Addison County

  • Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads
    Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads

    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,...

  • Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont
    Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont

    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 Vermont...

  • An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton
    An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton

    For Chris Bullock, returning to Ripton felt like coming home. Bullock was 16 years old when his mother—a government employee from New Jersey with no hospitality experience—decided to make a lifestyle change. In 1978, she bought The Chipman Inn on Route 125 in the tiny town...

  • Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies
    Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies

    Scenic drives are a favorite pastime in Vermont. Throughout the year, many roads offer not only gorgeous views but also access to forests, hiking trails, and mountain bike trail networks. It’s worth noting that some of Vermont’s most scenic and rugged routes close during the...

  • 15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall
    15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall

    Are you looking for places to visit in Vermont in fall? Here are 15 Vermont towns worth exploring when the leaves change this autumn. Ripton Route 125 runs through the heart of the Green Mountains between Routes 7 and 100. Along the way is the small town...

  • 6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer
    6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer

    Update July 13, 2020: the Dorset Quarry is closed until further notice. Vermont swimming holes hold a special place in the heart of locals and visitors.. If you’re looking for a place to jump off rocks or wade in shallow waters, Vermont is home to dozens...

  • 7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside
    7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

    The options are endless for scenic Vermont summer drives. In every corner of the state, you’ll find gorgeous roads with views of tall mountains, wide open fields, general stores, and rambling old barns. But half the fun of a scenic drive is getting out of your car...

  • Happy Vermonters: Skincare Creator Susan Shashok Makes Caroline’s Dream a Reality
    Happy Vermonters: Skincare Creator Susan Shashok Makes Caroline’s Dream a Reality

    When the warmer weather arrives, Susan Shashok can be found pedaling her cargo e-bike around town delivering jars of skin cream or tubes of lip balm to customers. Shashok, of East Middlebury, is the owner of Caroline’s Dream, a handcrafted skincare company she runs out of...

  • 12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm
    12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

    For a small state, Vermont offers an impressive selection of cafés. Whether you’re looking to grab a cup of coffee to go or want to settle in for a cozy lunch with friends, there are countless cafés to choose from in Vermont. So many excellent Vermont...

  • Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries
    Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries

    Chris Bohjalian rides his Trek Edmonda on the roads of Vermont every chance he gets. If he stops anywhere along the way, it’s usually at a local library. If you follow the Lincoln-based author on social media, you’ll likely see photos of Vermont libraries—with Bohjalian’s bike...