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  • The Lure of Ice Fishing in the Champlain Islands
    The Lure of Ice Fishing in the Champlain Islands

    Bruce Batchelder was a child when his parents moved from Island Pond to the Champlain Islands. Ice fishing is a big deal in the islands, where the land is flat and surrounded by Lake Champlain. For Batchelder, ice fishing has been an essential part of...

  • Podcast: Soaking Up the Outdoors with Vermont Forest Bathing Guide Duncan Murdoch
    Podcast: Soaking Up the Outdoors with Vermont Forest Bathing Guide Duncan Murdoch

    Vermont forest bathing guide Duncan Murdoch helps people slow down and connect with nature. The former actor, now a certified nature and forest therapy guide, leads forest bathing workshops around Vermont. Forest bathing, which first originated in Japan, is a research-based practice for supporting healing and...

  • Six Vermont Community Ice Rinks to Skate This Winter
    Six Vermont Community Ice Rinks to Skate This Winter

    Vermont community ice rinks are popping up in every corner of the state. Skaters are lacing up at newer outdoor rinks in Peru, Greensboro, and Londonderry, while more established rinks in towns like Sharon, Proctor, and Rochester are as busy as ever. Vermont community ice rinks offer an...

  • A Bethel Writer Bikes Across Vermont’s 251 Cities and Towns
    A Bethel Writer Bikes Across Vermont’s 251 Cities and Towns

    Visiting the state’s 251 cities and towns is a popular pursuit for anyone who loves Vermont. But Mary Anderson of Bethel is taking her 251 adventure a step further by traveling across Vermont on her electric bicycle. On October 6, Anderson set out on her e-bike...

  • Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest
    Where to Go and Things to Do in the Green Mountain National Forest

    It’s hard to imagine Vermont without the Green Mountain National Forest. Exploring sections of the forest’s 400,000-acres is a must for anyone who loves the outdoors. If you’re interested in finding things to do in the Green Mountain National Forest, options include hiking, paddling, fishing,...

  • 5 Vermont Fall Foliage Hikes on Little-Known State Lands
    5 Vermont Fall Foliage Hikes on Little-Known State Lands

    The best Vermont fall foliage hikes feature scenic views and colorful forests. Vermont’s most popular hikes, such as Camels Hump, Mount Mansfield, and Killington, are crowd-pleasers in the fall. But if you’re looking for Vermont fall foliage hikes that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, a variety...

  • 8 Vermont Fall Outdoor Activities You’ll Love in 2021
    8 Vermont Fall Outdoor Activities You’ll Love in 2021

    Want to make the most of the upcoming foliage season? Vermont fall outdoor activities are an ideal way to soak up the beauty of autumn. Whether you want a big adventure in the mountains or a low-key day at an apple orchard, Vermont has plenty...

  • Visit Mount Holly for Historic Charm and Outdoor Fun
    Visit Mount Holly for Historic Charm and Outdoor Fun

    The 20-mile stretch between North Clarendon and Ludlow on Route 103 winds along the rocky Mill River and meanders through the tiny unincorporated village of Cuttingsville before curving to the southeast. If not for a yellow blinking light and a couple of signs, the town...

  • 11 Things to Look Forward to in Vermont this Summer
    11 Things to Look Forward to in Vermont this Summer

    Summer in Vermont is astonishingly beautiful and way too short. It’s easy to pack in as much as possible when the weather is sunny and warm, but where do you start? Here are some of the best things to do in Vermont in summer. Celebrate Summer...

  • 5 Vermont Public Gardens to Visit
    5 Vermont Public Gardens to Visit

    After a long winter and dreary spring, it’s finally time to stop and smell the flowers and soak up splashes of color in Vermont public gardens. Five Vermont public gardens worth visiting this spring and summer showcase peonies, roses, hydrangeas, sunflowers, lavender, fruit trees, and more....