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  • 6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing
    6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing

    Getting outside in winter feels more important than ever as the outdoors can boost our mood and create mindfulness. In Vermont, skiing is often the go-to for outdoor winter activities. But there’s more to Vermont winters than skiing. From wooded snowshoe trails to outdoor ice skating...

  • 4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter
    4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter

    In 1969, year-round Vermont outdoor centers weren't on Tony Clark's radar. Back then, Clark was hard at work creating a network of cross-country ski trails on his inn’s property in Goshen and on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land. For decades, the trails were part of the...

  • The Catamount Trail Offers Easy Access to Vermont’s Backcountry
    The Catamount Trail Offers Easy Access to Vermont’s Backcountry

    Vermont backcountry skiing will be a popular option for outdoor recreation this winter. For those looking for alternative ways to get outside in the snow, backcountry skiing along Vermont's Catamount Trail offers something for everyone, including beginners. “The woods in the winter are a really special experience,”...

  • Vermont’s 251 Club Inspires Exploration of Towns, Cities, Grants and a Gore
    Vermont’s 251 Club Inspires Exploration of Towns, Cities, Grants and a Gore

    Lewis is one of those towns that’s hard to find. Just ask any member of the 251 Club of Vermont. Located in Essex County in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Lewis has no residents, no post office, and no roads other than logging roads and hiking trails. It’s a...

  • The Best Vermont Towns to Visit This Fall
    The Best Vermont Towns to Visit This Fall

    Fall in Vermont is all about hiking, scenic drives, apple picking, and exploring small towns. You can’t go wrong wherever you are in Vermont this fall. The leaves are changing color across the state and there’s beauty to be seen in every direction. Cold weather in September—and...

  • Why Vermont’s Fall Foliage is Better than the Rest
    Why Vermont’s Fall Foliage is Better than the Rest

    Is Vermont’s fall foliage on track this season? Vermont Forests, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Mike Snyder has three words for you: trust the trees. And if you want to know why Vermont’s foliage is the world’s best, Snyder says it comes down to variation, vibrancy, and...

  • Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads
    Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads

    An interesting but not surprising fact: Vermont has more dirt roads than paved ones. With more than 8,600 miles of unpaved roads across the state (compared to 7,151 miles of paved roads), Vermont has no shortage of scenic dirt roads to explore by car, bike,...

  • 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...

  • 6 Things to Know about Historic Newbury
    6 Things to Know about Historic Newbury

    Newbury is not the oldest town in Vermont, but its historic charm is undeniable. Located in Orange County in northeastern Vermont along the Connecticut River, Newbury is one of those classic New England towns with beautifully maintained old homes, a general store on Main Street, and...

  • Four Scenic Vermont Rail Trails for Biking
    Four Scenic Vermont Rail Trails for Biking

    Vermont rail trails are the perfect antidote to cabin fever and quarantine. Since the 1960s, thousands of miles of old abandoned railroad lines have been converted into public recreational trails across the United States. And in this summer of travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, and canceled summer camps,...