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  • Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation
    Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation

    Vermont's Route 100 winds through small towns and scenic villages in the heart of the Green Mountains. When you drive along this famous Vermont road, you come across white steepled churches, cozy ski towns and country stores. One of the most unique areas of Route 100...

  • A Stone Wall in Ripton
    A Stone Wall in Ripton

    This stone wall in Ripton at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English always catches my eye. At least once a year I take a leisurely drive along Route 125, a scenic route also known as Middlebury Gap Road. During these drives, I always stop at...

  • Village Bridge in Waitsfield

    The Village Bridge in Waitsfield is one of my favorite covered bridges in Vermont. The bridge, built in 1833 and restored in the 1970s, spans the Mad River. This is one of the oldest covered bridges in Vermont and includes a pedestrian walkway. Vermont has about...

  • Roadside Attraction: A Concrete Gorilla

    In the small town of Leicester, Vermont, the gorilla statue on Route 7 is hard to miss. The 19-foot concrete gorilla, known as "Queen Connie," stands in front of Pioneer Auto Sales proudly holding up an old VW Beetle.The statue was crafted in the...

  • A New Life for the Martin Bridge in Marshfield

    The 44-foot long Martin Bridge, among the last of Vermont's agricultural covered bridges, straddles the Winooski River in Marshfield. Built in 1890, the bridge is believed to be the only one in Vermont that never had an actual road cross through it. Martin Bridge was built...

  • Middlebury Gap Road in Ripton
    Middlebury Gap Road in Ripton

    Route 125, also known as the Middlebury Gap Road, is a scenic road through Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. Every fall I take a drive on this 16-mile stretch between Middlebury and Hancock. Just east of Middlebury is the tiny town of Ripton (pop. 556), home...

  • Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 Never Disappoints
    Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 Never Disappoints

    Given its beauty and easy access, Moss Glen Falls is probably the most photographed waterfall in Vermont. The 30-foot waterfall is located on the western edge of Route 100 in the Granville Gulf Reservation, a six-mile, winding stretch of untouched wilderness between Granville and Warren. The falls...