Bennington County

  • Sculptures in Southern Vermont

    The sculptures at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester always make me feel a little nostalgic. During my childhood I spent many hours at the center taking summer art classes, attending performances, and strolling the grounds. A few unusual sculptures were always there in...

  • Spring in Dorset

      Tulips on the village green in Dorset, Vermont. After last week's big snowstorm (most of the snow has melted), it was wonderful to see these colorful flowers in southern Vermont on Saturday. ...

  • Lost Ski Area: Snow Valley in Winhall

    The small but wonderful Snow Valley ski area in Winhall, Vermont operated between 1938 and 1982. The mountain had 15 trails with memorable names like Steeple Chase, Bulldozer, Boomerang, and Misery (a tough trail!). Growing up in nearby Manchester, I was fortunate enough to spend my...

  • Merck Forest and Farmland Center

    The first time I visited Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, Vermont was in the early 1980s during an elementary school field trip. I've returned to the 3,100-acre forest over the years, but never in winter. On Saturday I stopped by and saw quite a...

  • Equinox Pond in Manchester
    Equinox Pond in Manchester

    One of my favorite places in Vermont is Equinox Pond, a scenic and peaceful spot located near the base of Mount Equinox in Manchester. Whenever I'm in Manchester (my hometown), I try to set aside some time to walk around the pond and admire the...

  • The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester is Vermont's Best

    Whenever I travel to my hometown, I always stop by the Northshire Bookstore. Aside from a fantastic book selection, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester offers an extensive children's section, and a Zutano clothing store for babies and toddlers. The bookstore is  home to the wonderful...