Scenic Drives

  • Scenic Drive: A Detour on East Bethel Road
    Scenic Drive: A Detour on East Bethel Road

    I recently stumbled upon East Bethel Road after taking a wrong turn in Randolph Center. Dave, Phoebe and I were heading north on Interstate 89 back from my sister's place in New Hampshire when we decided to get off the highway and meander over to...

  • Inspiration Along the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton
    Inspiration Along the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton

    “We love the things we love for what they are.” –Robert Frost Just beyond the farmhouse at Homer Nobel Farm stands a fragile log cabin where Robert Frost spent summers for 23 years. The small town of Ripton in the Green Mountain National Forest is where the...

  • A Getaway to Vermont’s Lesser-Known Moosalamoo Region
    A Getaway to Vermont’s Lesser-Known Moosalamoo Region

    Tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest is an area that all at once feels remote and accessible, rugged and gentle. Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is a 16,000-acre paradise that extends from the western slopes of the Green Mountains through Ripton and Goshen to Lake...

  • 8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont
    8 Reasons to Love the Month of May in Vermont

    Updated May 1, 2019 After a long, snowy winter, it feels good that's it's finally spring in Vermont. For the first time in six months, we can walk outside without a heavy jacket, stash away our wool socks, and watch the grass grow and leaves sprout. Even though spring arrived...

  • 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...

  • Dorset Hollow: Barns, Mountains and History
    Dorset Hollow: Barns, Mountains and History

    While visiting southern Vermont last weekend, I carved out some time to take photos. The weather was cold and snowy, and the light turned flat and gray. With my daughter in tow, I decided to head to Dorset Hollow to show her some barns and...

  • Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains
    Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains

    Kelley Stand Road between East Arlington and Stratton is more than just a scenic drive in southern Vermont. This beautiful dirt road through the Green Mountains offers incredible access and options for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene washed Kelley...

  • In Love with Tunbridge Covered Bridges
    In Love with Tunbridge Covered Bridges

    The town of Tunbridge is best known for the annual Tunbridge World’s Fair, a Vermont tradition that dates back to 1867. For four days in September, 20,000 people flock to this community of 1,300 for one of the most popular fairs in the state. (Here’s...

  • 6 Vermont Fall Drives a Little Off the Beaten Path
    6 Vermont Fall Drives a Little Off the Beaten Path

    During foliage season, there are so many Vermont fall drives to choose from that it’s pretty hard to go wrong. Whether you go leaf-peeping on a meandering scenic byway or quiet dirt road, you won’t have to look very far to find glorious autumn beauty...

  • 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...