Cities & Towns

  • A Sense of Balance in Chelsea
    A Sense of Balance in Chelsea

    It's been years since I've visited the small town of Chelsea. Since returning to Vermont, the town has been on my list of places to see and photograph. Finally, this week, I went back. Located in Orange County, Chelsea is home to only about 1,250 residents....

  • On the Burlington Waterfront
    On the Burlington Waterfront

    I am always up for a visit to the Burlington Waterfront. Whenever I find the time, I'll go there to watch the sunset or stroll along the boardwalk. The park is where the city celebrates the Fourth of July and where visitors flock to take...

  • Autumn in Burlington
    Autumn in Burlington

    Our home in Burlington has a beautiful maple tree in the front yard. I love the contrast between the tree's yellow leaves and dark branches. In the right light, it almost looks like butterscotch and chocolate. Most of northern Vermont and the higher elevations are past...

  • Fall Foliage in the Mad River Valley
    Fall Foliage in the Mad River Valley

    The Mad River Valley is always a perfect place to enjoy fall foliage. During the fall, the hillsides in this scenic area of central Vermont are particularly bright with shades of red, orange and gold. I typically drive along the back roads of Waitsfield, Warren and...

  • Falconry Lessons in Manchester
    Falconry Lessons in Manchester

    Dave recently took falconry lessons in Manchester at the British School of Falconry. The lesson was a Christmas present I gave him last year (he’s hard to buy for and I must admit, this was one of my better gifts). During his beginner falconry lessons in...

  • Back to the Peru Fair
    Back to the Peru Fair

    On Saturday Dave and I are going to the Peru Fair, which is my favorite fall event in Vermont. The fair, held on Main Street in the small town of Peru, features artists, musicians, performers and a wildly popular pig roast (the fair's logo is...

  • Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
    Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

    We celebrated Dave's 35th birthday in Woodstock over the weekend and visited Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, a 550-acre park that opened to the public in 1998. The park is the only national park in Vermont, and it's the only national park to tell the story of...

  • A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave
    A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave

    I have been through Smugglers' Notch on Route 108 dozens of times, but until last weekend I had never noticed the small cave just beyond the parking area. The cave is located about 60-feet from the scenic road (known as the Notch) that winds through Cambridge...

  • Perkins Pier in Burlington
    Perkins Pier in Burlington

    A place I love to visit in Burlington is Perkins Pier on Lake Champlain. With views of the Adirondack Mountains in the distance, I can spend countless hours here admiring sailboats and powerboats out in the harbor and docked near the shore. Located at the foot...

  • Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes
    Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes

    Vergennes is Vermont's oldest and smallest city. For a variety of reasons, I've grown incredibly fond of this community in recent years. Established in 1788, Vergennes is home to about 2,800 residents. It's located along Otter Creek, which winds from the city to Lake Champlain. The...