Franklin County

  • Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads
    Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads

    An interesting but not surprising fact: Vermont has more dirt roads than paved ones. With more than 8,600 miles of unpaved roads across the state (compared to 7,151 miles of paved roads), Vermont has no shortage of scenic dirt roads to explore by car, bike,...

  • Four Scenic Vermont Rail Trails for Biking
    Four Scenic Vermont Rail Trails for Biking

    Vermont rail trails are the perfect antidote to cabin fever and quarantine. Since the 1960s, thousands of miles of old abandoned railroad lines have been converted into public recreational trails across the United States. And in this summer of travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, and canceled summer camps,...

  • Vermont Summer Farmers’ Markets Offer a Sense of Comfort and Connection
    Vermont Summer Farmers’ Markets Offer a Sense of Comfort and Connection

    Vermont summer farmers’ markets may look different this season, but one thing is for sure: local food is more appreciated than ever. About half of Vermont’s farmers’ markets are open for the summer, and almost all will be open by July (a handful have decided to...

  • 7 Festive Vermont Holiday Events to Celebrate the Season
    7 Festive Vermont Holiday Events to Celebrate the Season

    Looking for Vermont holiday events in 2019? Small-town tractor parades, stunning light displays, and snowy sleigh rides are just a few of the ways to celebrate the holiday season in the Green Mountain State. Here are seven Vermont holiday festivities that are sure to bring joy to...

  • Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies
    Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies

    Scenic drives are a favorite pastime in Vermont. Throughout the year, many roads offer not only gorgeous views but also access to forests, hiking trails, and mountain bike trail networks. It’s worth noting that some of Vermont’s most scenic and rugged routes close during the...

  • 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...

  • Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield
    Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield

    On a thousand acres in Fairfield stand more than 68,000 maple trees tapped for sugaring season. The trees are part of Branon Family Maple Orchards, located in the heart of sugaring country in Franklin County, not far from the Canadian border. The Branons have been involved in...

  • That Old Vermont Feeling in Fletcher
    That Old Vermont Feeling in Fletcher

    How many Vermont towns look the same as they did a generation ago? Probably quite a few. Certain towns make us feel nostalgic for different reasons and stir memories of past experiences and old friendships.  For me, most of those towns are where I spent...