Windsor County

  • Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple
    Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

    Eric and Sonja Withington are returning to their roots. Eric grew up sugaring with his uncle in his hometown of Barnard. Thousands of miles away in Austria, Sonja spent her childhood foraging fresh greens, flowers, berries, and herbs to create herbal teas, syrups, and home remedies...

  • Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry
    Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

    RJ Thompson wants more people to enjoy the outdoors. An avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and hiker, Thompson knows just how much Vermont has to offer. Now he wants to help make it easier to enjoy those kinds of outdoor activities by creating a Vermont backcountry...

  • 10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer
    10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

    *updated May 21, 2019* Summer in Vermont is short, so there’s a lot to pack in. Whether you feel like hiking, biking, swimming or catching a live performance, there are endless possibilities for soaking up Mother Nature. Here are ten ways to make the most of...

  • 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...

  • Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians
    Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

    Ear rubs and chin strokes are part of the package at Braeburn Siberians. If you're looking for dog sledding in Vermont options, then look no further than Braeburn Siberians of Windsor. The company, owned and operated by Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan, is dedicated to sharing...

  • Weekend Getaway: Beauty, Baking, and Beer in Norwich
    Weekend Getaway: Beauty, Baking, and Beer in Norwich

    You know you’re in New England when you visit Norwich. Main Street is lined with historic Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival brick and frame buildings, and the local village green is busy with bandstand concerts, community picnics, and soccer games. Settled in 1761 across the Connecticut...

  • Family Camping at Silver Lake State Park
    Family Camping at Silver Lake State Park

    One of the most relaxing weekends we’ve experienced all summer was camping at Silver Lake State Park. The 35-acre state park is located in Barnard, about 10 miles north of Woodstock. Dave, Phoebe and I camped with our friends Gina and Andre, their two young...

  • After Facing an Uncertain Future, the Barnard General Store is Thriving
    After Facing an Uncertain Future, the Barnard General Store is Thriving

    On Route 12 near Silver Lake stands the 183-year-old Barnard General Store. The country store made headlines across the state three years ago when it closed for business. It then captured the attention of national news outlets when local fundraising efforts helped rescue the store...

  • A Plan to Save Mount Ascutney Ski Area
    A Plan to Save Mount Ascutney Ski Area

    Ascutney Mountain may not be a lost ski area for long. The West Windsor ski area, which went bankrupt and closed in 2010, could be turned into a community recreation area offering backcountry skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The town just needs to raise...

  • 8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont
    8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont

    Updated May 1, 2019 After a long, snowy winter, it feels good that's it's finally spring in Vermont. For the first time in six months, we can walk outside without a heavy jacket, stash away our wool socks, and watch the grass grow and leaves sprout. Even though spring arrived...