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  • What Makes Vermont the Greenest State in the U.S.
    What Makes Vermont the Greenest State in the U.S.

    Recycling, composting, buying local, and a genuine love for the land are values and practices that are a way of life in Vermont. Vermont consistently ranks as one of the greenest states in the country. Of course, we’re not exactly perfect. The state needs to...

  • The Dirt Roads of Calais
    The Dirt Roads of Calais

    I recently came across a 20-year-old article in the New York Times titled, “In Slow-Paced Vermont, the Dirt Road Reigns.” The reporter wrote, “To a lot of Vermonters, an unpaved road is a better road. People go more slowly on a dirt road. In rural Vermont,...

  • Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses
    Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses

    -A one-room schoolhouse on River Road in Manchester. It’s amazing to think there was a time when almost every American child learned in a one-room school. In fact, as late as 1913, half of the country's schoolchildren were enrolled in the country's 200,000 one-room schools. In Vermont,...

  • A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe
    A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

    Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch is known as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, at least between May and October. But when the snow flies, a three-mile section of this scenic, winding road is closed to traffic. That’s not to say that Route 108...

  • Seeing the Forest for the Trees this Fall
    Seeing the Forest for the Trees this Fall

    The fall is when I’m most likely to be out and about, enjoying myself while taking photos all over Vermont. For a variety of reasons – my work schedule, family obligations, and the recent death of my beloved 21-year-old cat, Lazarus – I haven’t been...

  • 9 Vermont Scenic Drive Alternatives to Route 100
    9 Vermont Scenic Drive Alternatives to Route 100

    With fall on the horizon, I’m thinking about new scenic drives to explore and returning to some old favorites. In every corner of Vermont, there are hundreds of miles of roads to enjoy. Of course, Route 100 is Vermont’s best known scenic drive – and...

  • Scenic Drive: A Detour on East Bethel Road
    Scenic Drive: A Detour on East Bethel Road

    I recently stumbled upon East Bethel Road after taking a wrong turn in Randolph Center. Dave, Phoebe and I were heading north on Interstate 89 back from my sister's place in New Hampshire when we decided to get off the highway and meander over to...

  • Family Camping at Silver Lake State Park
    Family Camping at Silver Lake State Park

    One of the most relaxing weekends we’ve experienced all summer was camping at Silver Lake State Park. The 35-acre state park is located in Barnard, about 10 miles north of Woodstock. Dave, Phoebe and I camped with our friends Gina and Andre, their two young...

  • After Facing an Uncertain Future, the Barnard General Store is Thriving
    After Facing an Uncertain Future, the Barnard General Store is Thriving

    On Route 12 near Silver Lake stands the 183-year-old Barnard General Store. The country store made headlines across the state three years ago when it closed for business. It then captured the attention of national news outlets when local fundraising efforts helped rescue the store...

  • Inspiration Along the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton
    Inspiration Along the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton

    “We love the things we love for what they are.” –Robert Frost Just beyond the farmhouse at Homer Nobel Farm stands a fragile log cabin where Robert Frost spent summers for 24 years. The small town of Ripton in the Green Mountain National Forest is where the...