Seasons

  • 7 of the Most Beautiful Vermont Dirt Roads
    7 of the Most Beautiful Vermont Dirt Roads

    The Green Mountain State is home to more than 8,600 miles of Vermont dirt roads. To put that in perspective, 8,000 miles is twice the length of the continental United States and roughly the entire diameter of the planet. That’s a lot of ground to...

  • 12 Best Small Towns for Foliage in Vermont
    12 Best Small Towns for Foliage in Vermont

    Looking for recommendations for the best small towns for foliage in Vermont? Every autumn it seems there are endless top 10 lists highlighting the best places to see fall foliage in Vermont. Year after year, you’ll find dozens of recommendations for fall travel that often include...

  • 9 Vermont Scenic Drive Alternatives to Route 100
    9 Vermont Scenic Drive Alternatives to Route 100

    With fall on the horizon, I’m thinking about new scenic drives to explore and returning to some old favorites. In every corner of Vermont, there are hundreds of miles of roads to enjoy. Of course, Route 100 is Vermont’s best known scenic drive – and...

  • Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains
    Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

    Lakes are nice, but when it's summer in the Green Mountains, I prefer exploring the peaks. Last week, I spent five days visiting Vermont ski areas -- Smugglers' Notch, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Bromley Mountain -- for my work with All Mountain Mamas, a family travel...

  • A Quirky Spirit of Independence at the Warren July 4th Parade
    A Quirky Spirit of Independence at the Warren July 4th Parade

    The Warren July 4th parade along Main Street celebrates independence with a twist. Now in its 67th year, this small-town parade has achieved legendary status in Vermont. This is by far my favorite Independence Day celebration in Vermont. In addition to the classic cars, lively performers...

  • 12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer
    12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

    **Updated June 9, 2017** After a long winter (and rainy spring), I’m looking forward to sticking around the Green Mountain State this summer. Between January and March, I sometimes question my sanity for living here. But when summer arrives in Vermont, I find it nearly impossible to leave. If...

  • 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...

  • 6 Vermont Dirt Roads to Hike in Mud Season
    6 Vermont Dirt Roads to Hike in Mud Season

    Vermont dirt roads are a perfect outing during mud season. I'm serious. After a long, cold, and relentless winter in New England, we’re all eager to be outside. Still, even though it’s officially spring (yes, it snowed last night), we’ll still have to wait until...

  • Hiking and Exploration at Green Mountain Audubon
    Hiking and Exploration at Green Mountain Audubon

    A small sugarhouse nestled on the edge of a field along Huntington Road is where the Green Mountain Audubon Center begins. The 250-acre center has been on my list of places to visit since Phoebe was born nearly four years ago. Last weekend, we finally stopped...

  • The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski
    The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski

    This winter I was a guest contributor for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My final post in a three-part series includes a Q&A with Olympian Barbara Cochran about keeping kids interested in skiing. It's not as easy as you think! In the end, my 3-year-old...