Summer

  • 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...

  • 4 Northeast Kingdom Outdoor Activities to Enjoy this Summer
    4 Northeast Kingdom Outdoor Activities to Enjoy this Summer

    When it comes to Northeast Kingdom outdoor activities, Vermont's most rural region has everything you could ask for. It’s easy to spend your days in this remote corner of Vermont biking, paddling, fishing, or hiking. This area of Vermont is home to more than 37,500...

  • 6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking
    6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

    Vermont was once home to dozens of fire towers across the state. According to the Green Mountain Club’s 360 Degrees: A Guide to Vermont’s Fire and Observation Towers, 38 fire towers once stood in Vermont. Today, there are far fewer. Many fire towers were built by...

  • The 10 Best Vermont July 4th Celebrations
    The 10 Best Vermont July 4th Celebrations

    COVID-19 Update: Most July 4th celebrations in Vermont have been canceled for 2020. Read my recent post about Vermont Independence Day celebrations in 2020. Vermont July 4th celebrations range from funky parades to outdoor concerts to festivities on Main Street and the town green. If you're...

  • Swim in Vermont: 9 Lakes, Ponds and Swimming Holes for Cooling Off
    Swim in Vermont: 9 Lakes, Ponds and Swimming Holes for Cooling Off

    Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to map out places to go kayaking, canoeing, and swimming in Vermont.  Here are nine lakes, swimming holes, and ponds worth visiting this summer in Vermont. (By no means is this a complete list,...

  • 5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer
    5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

    Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

  • 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...

  • 6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall
    6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall

    Hiking Vermont ski areas should be one of those must-do activities in the summer and fall. After all, with hundreds of miles of trails, Vermont offers plenty of hiking opportunities for novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking Vermont ski areas is also a rewarding way to...