Washington County

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

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

  • 12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm
    12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

    What are some of the best Vermont cafes? For a small state, Vermont offers an impressive selection of cafés. Whether you’re looking to grab a cup of coffee to go or want to settle in for a cozy lunch with friends, there are countless cafés to...

  • 11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2021
    11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2021

    Outdoor Vermont farmers markets are a tradition every spring, summer, and fall. From Burlington and Brattleboro to Craftsbury and Dorset, you will find town greens, local parks, and parking lots transformed into pop-up marketplaces offering locally grown produce, handmade jewelry, craft beer, grass-fed beef, and...

  • 6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter
    6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

    Updated Nov. 21, 2020 "The snow is sparkling like a million little suns." - Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds, and snow-covered meadows make winter in Vermont so beautiful. So does the warmth and coziness of many Vermont towns, where you’ll find ski areas, inns, sledding hills, general...

  • Happy Vermonters: Woodworker Matt Ogelby Finds Inspiration in the Mountains
    Happy Vermonters: Woodworker Matt Ogelby Finds Inspiration in the Mountains

    "I found out early on that I was happiest in the mountains and in the woods. I feel lucky that I was able to recognize that part of myself because it helped me figure out that I wanted to go to UVM and raise my...

  • The Dirt Roads of Calais
    The Dirt Roads of Calais

    I recently came across a 20-year-old article in the New York Times titled, “In Slow-Paced Vermont, the Dirt Road Reigns.” The reporter wrote, “To a lot of Vermonters, an unpaved road is a better road. People go more slowly on a dirt road. In rural Vermont,...

  • A Quirky Spirit of Independence at the Warren July 4th Parade
    A Quirky Spirit of Independence at the Warren July 4th Parade

    The Warren July 4th parade along Main Street celebrates independence with a twist. Now in its 67th year, this small-town parade has achieved legendary status in Vermont. This is by far my favorite Independence Day celebration in Vermont. In addition to the classic cars, lively performers...

  • Visiting Montpelier: A Capital City with Local Flavor
    Visiting Montpelier: A Capital City with Local Flavor

    If you're planning on visiting Montpelier and haven’t already heard, it's is the only state capital without a McDonald’s. This little tidbit has long been a popular piece of trivia about Vermont’s capital city. At one point, I think it was even a question on Jeopardy. When...

  • Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont
    Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont

    What’s your favorite Vermont town along Route 100? For me, it’s a toss-up between Weston (where I was married) and Warren (where I used to live). Route 100 stretches 216 miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Jacksonville...

  • Vermont’s Appalachian Gap Offers Twists and Turns
    Vermont’s Appalachian Gap Offers Twists and Turns

    I first came across the Appalachian Gap—better known as the App Gap—when I was living in Warren in the 1990s. Over the past two decades, I’ve made countless treks over the App Gap on Route 17, which climbs past Mad River Glen and passes between Stark...