Rutland County

  • Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden
    Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden

    I used to think Chittenden was just a quiet little mountain town. Located between Killington and Rutland, Chittenden is tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest and is home to the 750-acre Chittenden Reservoir, scenic Lefferts Pond (pictured above), and the secluded Mountain Top Inn...

  • The Backroom in Pittsfield Offers a Cozy, Dinner Party Vibe
    The Backroom in Pittsfield Offers a Cozy, Dinner Party Vibe

    Behind a country store on Route 100 is a tiny restaurant that is quickly making a name for itself in Vermont’s local food scene. Kevin Lasko and Katie Stiles opened The Backroom in Pittsfield a little over a year ago behind the Original General Store. The restaurant...

  • A Literary Agent Finds Cheese-Making Success at Consider Bardwell Farm
    A Literary Agent Finds Cheese-Making Success at Consider Bardwell Farm

    Becoming a cheese farmer was the furthest thing from Angela Miller’s mind when she purchased 300 acres in West Pawlet in 2001. While searching for a second home in the Green Mountains, the New York literary agent and her husband, Russell “Rust” Glover, fell in love...

  • Vermont Roots on the Rails Train Ride Brings Together Music Lovers
    Vermont Roots on the Rails Train Ride Brings Together Music Lovers

    For the past few months, I've been working with Bellows Falls painter Charlie Hunter on generating media coverage for his first Vermont Roots on the Rails train ride. The Nov. 7 ride, from Bellows Falls to Rutland, featured musicians Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Syd Straw, Winterpills, and...

  • 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...

  • Vermont Marble Exhibit Highlights Local History
    Vermont Marble Exhibit Highlights Local History

    **My story about the SculptFest Vermont marble exhibit was originally published in the Rutland Herald. Kate Katomski’s family heritage lives deep in the historic marble quarries of West Rutland. Both her father and grandfather worked in West Rutland back in the thriving stone industry, when Vermont marble...

  • Town Pride in Tinmouth
    Town Pride in Tinmouth

    The road to Tinmouth is hilly with a few twists and turns.  Along the way there are some old barns, thick wooded forests and wide-open fields. When you finally descend into town, it's easy to feel as if you've discovered a beautiful paradise that's tucked...

  • A Ramble through East Wallingford
    A Ramble through East Wallingford

    On our way home to Burlington on Sunday, we took a right onto Vermont Route 140 and drove six miles to East Wallingford. Route 140 is windy and narrow before it descends into the tiny, sleepy village of East Wallingford. The village is quiet, pretty and...

  • 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...

  • Chittenden Reservoir is the Heart of Vermont's Largest Town

    Chittenden Reservoir is tucked away between Pittsford and Killington in a rural area surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest. A favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, the reservoir is owned by Green Mountain Power (formerly CVPS) and began providing renewable energy in 1909. Near the boat launch...