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  • After More than 85 Years, Vermont Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time
    After More than 85 Years, Vermont Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time

    In January 1934, the first rope tow in the country began pulling skiers up a hill on Clinton Gilbert’s Farm in Woodstock. Powered by a Model-T truck engine, the tow took five days to build and cost $500. Skiers paid one dollar to ride the...

  • Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry
    Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

    RJ Thompson wants more people to enjoy the outdoors. An avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and hiker, Thompson knows just how much Vermont has to offer. Now he wants to help make it easier to enjoy those kinds of outdoor activities by creating a Vermont backcountry...

  • 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....

  • 8 Best Vermont Fall Foliage Locations
    8 Best Vermont Fall Foliage Locations

    What are some of the best Vermont fall foliage locations to visit? Fall will be here before you know it. The last week of September and first two weeks of October are typically prime time for foliage season in Vermont. But over the last couple of...

  • 10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer
    10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

    *updated May 21, 2019* Summer in Vermont is short, so there’s a lot to pack in. Whether you feel like hiking, biking, swimming or catching a live performance, there are endless possibilities for soaking up Mother Nature. Here are ten ways to make the most of...

  • Where to Go for Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
    Where to Go for Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

    Updated March 14, 2020 - Maple Open House Weekend 2020 has been canceled.  The annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend gives visitors a chance to visit sugarhouses around the state for tours, tastings, sugar-on-snow, and more. Vermont's maple syrup is in demand more than ever. As the nation’s leading...

  • Trails With a View: The Best Vermont Scenic Ski Trails
    Trails With a View: The Best Vermont Scenic Ski Trails

    **Updated January 2, 2020 One of the best parts of getting out on the slopes is skiing or riding on scenic Vermont ski trails. On any number of trails across Vermont, you'll find views of Camels Hump, Mount Equinox, Mount Mansfield, and the Adirondacks. Here are scenic...

  • 6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter
    6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

    Updated Nov. 21, 2021 "The snow is sparkling like a million little suns." - Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds, and snow-covered meadows make winter in Vermont so beautiful. So does the warmth and coziness of many Vermont towns, where you’ll find ski areas, inns, sledding hills, general...

  • 20 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall
    20 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

    Looking for fun things to do in Vermont this fall? Here are 20 ideas to help you make the most of fall foliage season in the Green Mountain State. (updated Sept. 13, 2019) Find Your Way Through a Corn Maze in Danville The largest maze in New...

  • 9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont
    9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

    Vermont has no shortage of incredible biking options. Whether you’re into serious mountain biking or like to ride at your own pace on recreational bike paths, Vermont has plenty to choose from. Here are 9 places to enjoy some of the best Vermont biking: Kingdom Trails in East...