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  • Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest
    Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest

    It’s hard to imagine Vermont without the Green Mountain National Forest. Exploring sections of the forest’s 400,000-acres is a must for anyone who loves the outdoors. If you’re interested in finding things to do in the Green Mountain National Forest, options include hiking, paddling, fishing,...

  • 4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter
    4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter

    In 1969, year-round Vermont outdoor centers weren't on Tony Clark's radar. Back then, Clark was hard at work creating a network of cross-country ski trails on his inn’s property in Goshen and on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land. For decades, the trails were part of the...

  • 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

    Vermont swimming holes hold a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors. If you’re looking for a place to jump off rocks or wade in shallow waters, you'll find dozens of scenic swimming holes in Vermont. For centuries, Vermont swimming holes have drawn visitors...

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

    The options are endless for scenic Vermont drives in summer. 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...

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

    Susan Shashok can be found pedaling her cargo e-bike around town delivering jars of Caroline's Dream 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 her home on...