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  • 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 Scenic Fall Drives Off the Beaten Path
    6 Vermont Scenic Fall Drives Off the Beaten Path

    During foliage season, there are so many Vermont scenic 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...

  • 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...

  • A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be
    A Dorset Hollow Ski Area That Never Came to Be

    It’s difficult to imagine Dorset Hollow as anything other than a six-mile, scenic road with beautiful mountain views, forestland, open fields, and gorgeous homes. But nearly 50 years ago, the Dorset Associates investment group planned a massive, four-season resort in Dorset Hollow, complete with an 18-hole...

  • Longing for Landgrove Dirt Roads
    Longing for Landgrove Dirt Roads

    “I guess my feet know where they want me to go, walking on a country road.” – James Taylor I love those Landgrove dirt roads. I’ve often fantasized about buying a renovated farmhouse in Landgrove with gardens, an old red barn and lots of land. Ever...

  • Vermont’s Appalachian Gap Offers Twists and Turns
    Vermont’s Appalachian Gap Offers Twists and Turns

    I first came across the Appalachian Gap—better known as the App Gap—when I was living in Warren in the 1990s. Over the past two decades, I’ve made countless treks over the App Gap on Route 17, which climbs past Mad River Glen and passes between Stark...

  • Mud Season in Hinesburg
    Mud Season in Hinesburg

    I came across this beautiful barn and farmhouse yesterday on Baldwin Road in Hinesburg. Red barns are a welcome sight this time of year and help add color to Vermont's bleak and muddy April landscape. But hang in there, friends. It won't be long before the...