Addison County

  • Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek
    Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek

    Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is a popular spot for birdwatching in Vermont. Located on 2,858 acres in the towns of Addison, Panton and Bridport, the area is excellent for viewing Canada geese and snow geese in the fall. More than 200 species of birds...

  • Hancock Barn on Route 100
    Hancock Barn on Route 100
  • Bristol Pond in Autumn
    Bristol Pond in Autumn

    Bristol Pond is one of those perfect places to spend a sunny, fall afternoon. The pond, also known as Winona Lake, is a beautiful spot for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The Hogback Mountains sit along the eastern border of Bristol Pond, making the area especially scenic....

  • Peak Color Arrives
    Peak Color Arrives

    Every day on my way to work, I notice more orange, red and yellow popping up along the hillsides of Vermont. It started as a gradual change, but now the landscape is quickly turning vibrant and bright.Across most of the state, fall foliage is in...

  • 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...

  • Visiting a Vermont A&W Drive-In on Route 7 Near Middlebury
    Visiting a Vermont A&W Drive-In on Route 7 Near Middlebury

    The Vermont A&W Drive-In is the state's last surviving carhop. Located on Route 7 south of Middlebury, this 1960s roadside spot is open only during the summer months. Last weekend I stopped by the A&W and ordered a cheeseburger, fries and root beer float. I had...

  • Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation
    Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation

    Vermont's Route 100 winds through small towns and scenic villages in the heart of the Green Mountains. When you drive along this famous Vermont road, you come across white steepled churches, cozy ski towns and country stores. One of the most unique areas of Route 100...

  • A Stone Wall in Ripton
    A Stone Wall in Ripton

    This stone wall in Ripton at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English always catches my eye. At least once a year I take a leisurely drive along Route 125, a scenic route also known as Middlebury Gap Road. During these drives, I always stop at...

  • Roadside Attraction: A Concrete Gorilla

    In the small town of Leicester, Vermont, the gorilla statue on Route 7 is hard to miss. The 19-foot concrete gorilla, known as "Queen Connie," stands in front of Pioneer Auto Sales proudly holding up an old VW Beetle.The statue was crafted in the...

  • Moosalamoo Natural Recreation Area

    The 20,000-acre Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is located within the Green Mountain National Forest and generally extends from Ripton and Goshen to Brandon and Rochester. Here you'll find dirt roads, rolling fields, scenic waterfalls and pristine lakes. This area, named after an Abenaki word for "the...