Windsor County

  • 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...

  • A Festival of Lights at Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial
    A Festival of Lights at Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial

    Need to get into the holiday spirit? Travel to a hilltop in South Royalton, where 200,000 holiday lights twinkle in the snow. The Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial showcases one of the most festive holiday displays in Vermont, with trees, bushes, and buildings illuminated in red, green,...

  • Unplugging at Amity Pond Natural Area in Pomfret
    Unplugging at Amity Pond Natural Area in Pomfret

    On our way to my sister’s house last week, we took a detour through the back roads of Windsor County. I was searching for Amity Pond Natural Area State Park in Pomfret, which was donated to the state 45 years ago. As my husband drove,...

  • Reconnecting with the Taftsville Covered Bridge
    Reconnecting with the Taftsville Covered Bridge

    The Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock is one of the oldest covered bridges in Vermont. I've crossed the bridge many times over the years, but yesterday was the first time I've visited the bridge since it reopened last fall. Vermont has about 100 covered bridges. When...

  • A Journey in the Path of Life Garden
    A Journey in the Path of Life Garden

    The Path of Life Garden in Windsor is unlike any other place I've seen in Vermont. The garden, created in 1997 by Norwich therapist Terry McDonnell,  focuses on the circle of life and the decisions we make.  The 14-acre meadow, set along the Connecticut River,...

  • Weston Village Green: The Heart of a Small Town
    Weston Village Green: The Heart of a Small Town

    -The Weston Village Green When you live in Vermont, it can be easy to take the classic village green for granted. From Craftsbury to Chester, there are dozens of village greens across the state. Still, they all have a unique feel and wonderful sense of place. One...

  • Winter in Weston

    I love a winter bluebird day as much as anyone, but there is something about a gray winter sky that is very comforting, too. Dave and I visited the town of Weston last weekend for a quiet getaway. I spent a little time photographing some...

  • Views from Bethel Mountain Road
    Views from Bethel Mountain Road

    -Bethel Mountain Road A handful of Vermont roads are closed during the winter months because they are too steep and challenging to navigate in the snow. Most of these mountain or "gap" roads cross the Green Mountains and are closed to traffic between November and May. Bethel...

  • Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
    Exploring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

    We celebrated Dave's 35th birthday in Woodstock over the weekend and visited Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, a 550-acre park that opened to the public in 1998. The park is the only national park in Vermont, and it's the only national park to tell the story of...

  • Scenes from a Woodstock Road Trip
    Scenes from a Woodstock Road Trip

    Dave and I are due for another Woodstock road trip. Settled in 1768, Woodstock is repeatedly named one of the prettiest small towns in America. When you visit, you'll quickly understand why. Here you'll find historic homes and local businesses lining the streets, a covered bridge...