Summer

  • Hapgood Pond in Peru
    Hapgood Pond in Peru

    I was 14 when I first visited Hapgood Pond in Peru on a hot summer day in June 1985. My friend Katie invited me to spend the afternoon at this beautiful spot in the Green Mountain National Forest. Like typical young teenagers, we spent hours gossiping,...

  • Returning to Grafton Village
    Returning to Grafton Village

    The scenic hamlet of Grafton is one of the most beautiful towns in Vermont. Located between Townshend and Chester, Grafton is a quintessential, classic New England village. In the heart of the community you'll find The Grafton Inn, Grafton Village Cheese and the Grafton Village...

  • Hiking to Lye Brook Falls
    Hiking to Lye Brook Falls

    It takes a little bit of time and effort to see Lye Brook Falls in Manchester. While visiting southern Vermont over the weekend, Dave and I took an impromptu hike to the 125-foot waterfall located deep in woods of the Green Mountain National Forest. Even though...

  • Summer Destination: Waterbury Reservoir
    Summer Destination: Waterbury Reservoir

    Tucked away between Mount Mansfield State Forest and Route 100 is the 850-acre Waterbury Reservoir. Accessible by Little River State Park to the west and Waterbury Center State Park to the east, Waterbury Reservoir is Vermont's ninth largest body of water (the largest body of...

  • Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108
    Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108

    The opening of Route 108 through scenic Smugglers Notch is a rite of spring in Vermont. This scenic road that winds through a narrow pass between Mount Mansfield, Spruce Peak and Sterling Mountain is closed to traffic during the winter months. Located near Vermont's tallest...

  • Lazy Days at The Dorset Quarry
    Lazy Days at The Dorset Quarry

    This summer I'm looking forward to spending some time at the Dorset Quarry. Mined in 1785, the Dorset Quarry on Route 30 in Dorset is the oldest marble quarry in the United States. It's now a popular swimming hole for locals and visitors in southern...

  • The Path to Snow Farm Vineyard

    Most of us know someone who ended up taking an entirely different career path than what they had planned. My mom started out as a teacher but ended up in real estate. My husband Dave received a degree in biology and went back to college...

  • Gardens and Flowers at Trapp Family Lodge

    The gardens at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe have everything from primrose and geraniums to impatiens and tulips. And of course, there's Edelweiss. Every summer Dave and I visit the 2,400-acre resort to admire the gardens around the property. Last summer I spent a few hours...

  • Keeping Cool in Vermont

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"] Photo courtesy of Vermont Tourism[/caption] Summer weather has finally arrived, and we're all looking to stay cool. Vermont is home to dozens of swimming holes in nearly every corner of the state. Some of these places are easily accessible while others are...

  • Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks
    Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks

    A perfect day on Lake Champlain. I took this before heading out for a shipwreck tour with Rachael Miller of Lake Champlain Shipwrecks. You may have seen headlines this week about shipwrecks being found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. People are always surprised...