Summer

  • Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont
    Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont

    When you think of Vermont, what comes to mind? People will say Vermont reminds them of Ben & Jerry’s, fall foliage, maple syrup, or even Bernie Sanders. I love all those things, but Vermont is so much more. In fact, it's the unusual places in Vermont...

  • Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester
    Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester

    Tubing the Battenkill River and hiking trails in Manchester Vermont are ideal ways to enjoy summer in the Green Mountains. It’s been 137 years since Manchester first promoted itself as a summer destination. In 1883, Franklin Orvis, owner of the Equinox House (now Equinox Resort), marketed...

  • Where to Explore the Vermont Outdoors This Summer
    Where to Explore the Vermont Outdoors This Summer

    Tara Schatz is staying put in Vermont this summer to explore the outdoors. That suits Schatz just fine as she feels ultimately at home when she’s outside. The Bennington resident is an avid hiker, camper, and outdoor enthusiast who writes about her adventures on her blog, Back...

  • What Camping at Vermont State Parks Looks Like This Year
    What Camping at Vermont State Parks Looks Like This Year

    Vermont’s 55 state parks are open for the season, including 36 campgrounds ready to welcome overnight visitors. This year, Vermont State Parks are not offering boat rentals or opening its concession stands. The parks suspended rentals of cabins and cottages this year, and picnic tables have been...

  • Celebrating the Fourth of July in Vermont in 2020
    Celebrating the Fourth of July in Vermont in 2020

    The Fourth of July in Vermont won’t feel quite the same this year. Independence Day parades and town celebrations are mostly canceled, and offerings for fireworks are limited. Still, a handful of towns around the state are offering socially distant festivities, including a reverse parade, drive-in...

  • Vermont Attractions Reopening This Summer
    Vermont Attractions Reopening This Summer

    *July 23, 2020 - This story has been updated to reflect the reopening of Hildene.  Vermont attractions and destinations are reopening just in time for the summer season. As COVID-19 travel restrictions are starting to ease across the state, Vermont museums, ski area adventure parks, retail flagship...

  • Vermont Summer Farmers’ Markets Offer a Sense of Comfort and Connection
    Vermont Summer Farmers’ Markets Offer a Sense of Comfort and Connection

    Vermont summer farmers’ markets may look different this season, but one thing is for sure: local food is more appreciated than ever. About half of Vermont’s farmers’ markets are open for the summer, and almost all will be open by July (a handful have decided to...

  • Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions
    Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions

    Memorial Day Weekend is considered the traditional start of Vermont's hiking season. That’s still pretty much the case. But in the era of COVID-19, hikers are being asked to remain flexible and take extra precautions to protect public health and the public value of Vermont’s...

  • 7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside
    7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

    The options are endless for scenic Vermont summer drives. In every corner of the state, you’ll find gorgeous roads with views of tall mountains, wide open fields, general stores, and rambling old barns. But half the fun of a scenic drive is getting out of your car...

  • 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...