Summer

  • Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour Highlights Irene’s Aftermath
    Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour Highlights Irene’s Aftermath

    Georgie is an artist with a passion for painting barns, covered bridges, and sugarhouses -- those idyllic, iconic symbols of Vermont. When she built her house along the Rock River in Windham County 25 years ago, she couldn’t imagine living any place other than beautiful,...

  • 5 Lakes in Vermont You Need to Visit
    5 Lakes in Vermont You Need to Visit

    Looking for lakes in Vermont to swim, kayak, boat, or even scuba dive in this summer? Vermont may be New England's only land-locked state, but you'll still find plenty of water in the Green Mountains. Here are five lakes in Vermont worth visiting: Lake Bomoseen Lake Bomoseen, the...

  • Why Summer in Vermont is the Best
    Why Summer in Vermont is the Best

    People have been asking me where I'm going for vacation this summer. Nantucket? Cape Cod? The coast of Maine? No, I don't think so. Our summer plans might be a weekend in Manchester or a day trip to Woodstock, but I doubt we'll venture east...

  • Summer Perfection at Bristol Falls Swimming Hole
    Summer Perfection at Bristol Falls Swimming Hole

    What’s your favorite swimming hole in Vermont? I grew up swimming in ponds and brooks, and spent my teenage years jumping off marble rocks at the Dorset Quarry. While I enjoy swimming in the ocean and lakes, I feel more connected to nature when I’m splashing...

  • Town Pride in Tinmouth
    Town Pride in Tinmouth

    The road to Tinmouth is hilly with a few twists and turns.  Along the way there are some old barns, thick wooded forests and wide-open fields. When you finally descend into town, it's easy to feel as if you've discovered a beautiful paradise that's tucked...

  • The Old Round Church in Richmond
    The Old Round Church in Richmond

    The Old Round Church in Richmond is one of the most iconic buildings in Vermont. Built in 1813, the church was originally designed for Vermont town meetings and church services. These days, this National Historic Landmark is open to the public during the summer and...

  • After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica
    After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica

    On a recent weekend getaway to southern Vermont,  I wasn't sure what to expect while driving to Jamaica. The town was among the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene, which destroyed homes and washed out roads in Vermont on Aug. 28, 2011. As I drove south...

  • A Year After Irene: Bridge Street in Waitsfield
    A Year After Irene: Bridge Street in Waitsfield

    [caption id="attachment_799" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Mad River and the Village Bridge in Waitsfield.[/caption] When Tropical Storm Irene tore through Vermont last August, some of the towns hardest hit included communities along Route 100. From Wilmington to Waterbury, the damage was devastating – rain and flooding washed...

  • Blueberries and Bluegrass at a Owls Head Farm
    Blueberries and Bluegrass at a Owls Head Farm

    Ever since I moved back to Vermont nearly six years ago, Owl's Head Blueberry Farm has been on my list of places to visit. Located in Richmond, the farm offers blueberry picking seven days a week in July and August. One of the things that makes...

  • A Detour Through Strafford’s Wilderness
    A Detour Through Strafford’s Wilderness

    We stumbled upon Clover Hill Wildlife Area while driving to New Hampshire last week.  While traveling south on Interstate 89, we took Exit 2 and headed east toward Strafford on Route 132, a scenic road that winds through Orange County. After a quick Google map search,...