Scenic Drives

  • Vermont’s 251 Club Inspires Exploration of Towns, Cities, Grants and a Gore
    Vermont’s 251 Club Inspires Exploration of Towns, Cities, Grants and a Gore

    Lewis is one of those towns that’s hard to find. Just ask any member of the 251 Club of Vermont. Located in Essex County in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Lewis has no residents, no post office, and no roads other than logging roads and hiking trails. It’s a...

  • The Best Vermont Towns to Visit This Fall
    The Best Vermont Towns to Visit This Fall

    Fall in Vermont is all about hiking, scenic drives, apple picking, and exploring small towns. You can’t go wrong wherever you are in Vermont this fall. The leaves are changing color across the state and there’s beauty to be seen in every direction. Cold weather in September—and...

  • 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,...

  • Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town
    Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town

    Heather Lynne is a baker, musician, and café owner doing what she loves. Lynne owns The Wild Fern on Route 100 in Stockbridge. She spends part of her week baking and filling to-go orders for sourdough bread, sesame bagels, locally sourced beef burgers, and pesto pizza....

  • Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont
    Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont

    When you think of Vermont, what comes to mind? People will say Vermont reminds them of Ben & Jerry’s, fall foliage, maple syrup, or even Bernie Sanders. I love all those things, but Vermont is so much more. In fact, it's the unusual places in Vermont...

  • Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester
    Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester

    Tubing the Battenkill River and hiking trails in Manchester Vermont are ideal ways to enjoy summer in the Green Mountains. It’s been 137 years since Manchester first promoted itself as a summer destination. In 1883, Franklin Orvis, owner of the Equinox House (now Equinox Resort), marketed...

  • An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton
    An Innkeeper Finds Renewal in Ripton

    For Chris Bullock, returning to Ripton felt like coming home. Bullock was 16 years old when his mother—a government employee from New Jersey with no hospitality experience—decided to make a lifestyle change. In 1978, she bought The Chipman Inn on Route 125 in the tiny town...

  • Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future
    Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future

    The winters are long at Prospect Mountain Ski Area. That’s because Prospect Mountain, located off Route 9 in Woodford, has elevation in its favor. The rugged, small town of Woodford in Bennington County has the highest elevation of any Vermont community. At Prospect Mountain, the base...

  • The Joys and Challenges of Running a Country Store
    The Joys and Challenges of Running a Country Store

    At the Warren Store in Vermont's Mad River Valley, you can find everything from fine wine, hot cider, and deli sandwiches to silver earrings, leather bags, and CBD products. Running a general store means juggling many tasks at once—tracking inventory, running a cash register, posting on...

  • 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...