Scenic Drives

  • 15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall
    15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall

    Are you looking for places to visit in Vermont in fall? Here are 15 Vermont towns worth exploring when the leaves change this autumn. Ripton Route 125 runs through the heart of the Green Mountains between Routes 7 and 100. Along the way is the small town...

  • 6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer
    6 Vermont Swimming Holes to Explore This Summer

    Update July 13, 2020: the Dorset Quarry is closed until further notice. Vermont swimming holes hold a special place in the heart of locals and visitors.. If you’re looking for a place to jump off rocks or wade in shallow waters, Vermont is home to dozens...

  • 7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside
    7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

    The options are endless for scenic Vermont summer drives. In every corner of the state, you’ll find gorgeous roads with views of tall mountains, wide open fields, general stores, and rambling old barns. But half the fun of a scenic drive is getting out of your car...

  • West Townshend Country Store Cafe Dedicated to Feeding the Community
    West Townshend Country Store Cafe Dedicated to Feeding the Community

    The tiny village of West Townshend is big on community spirit. At the heart of it all is the West Townshend Country Store, which serves as a café, post office, thrift store, and meeting house all in one. Located on Route 30 in Windham County, The West...

  • Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry
    Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

    Bill Beattie started skiing at Dutch Hill in the 1950s when he was seven years old. The Vermont ski area, which opened in 1944, featured a 570-foot vertical drop and was known as having some of the steepest terrain around. Located five miles from the Massachusetts...

  • Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best
    Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best

    This time of year always reminds me of the importance of taking chances, pursuing happiness, and loving yourself even when life is hard. Twelve years ago this week, on November 1, 2006, I returned to my home state of Vermont after spending six years in Boston....

  • Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms
    Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms

    Beth Kennett welcomed her first overnight guests to Liberty Hill Farm in 1984. Back then, hosting visitors was a way for Beth and her husband, Bob, to start to diversify their income as farmers. Ever since, families and couples from the Netherlands, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada,...

  • Getting to Know Guilford, Vermont
    Getting to Know Guilford, Vermont

    When Addie Minot’s family was looking for places to live in the 1940s, they descended upon a tiny village in southern Vermont complete with a scenic covered bridge, historic church, and small river. Instantly, they knew it was a perfect place to live. At the age...

  • 20 Places to Visit On Your Next Route 100 Road Trip
    20 Places to Visit On Your Next Route 100 Road Trip

    *Updated August 14, 2019* Route 100 stretches 216 scenic miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Stamford to Pittsfield to Westfield. For anyone visiting Vermont, a Route 100 road trip is often at the top of their list. Some of...

  • The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas
    The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas

    **Update: March 14, 2020 - Due to the coronavirus, many ski areas around Vermont are closing early for the season.  Pond skimming competitions are a rite-of-spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season with skiers and snowboarders gliding...