hiking

  • Vermont’s Appalachian Gap Offers Twists and Turns
    Vermont’s Appalachian Gap Offers Twists and Turns

    I first came across the Appalachian Gap—better known as the App Gap—when I was living in Warren in the 1990s. Over the past two decades, I’ve made countless treks over the App Gap on Route 17, which climbs past Mad River Glen and passes between Stark...

  • Why Vermonters Love Camels Hump
    Why Vermonters Love Camels Hump

    I know I'm home when I see Camels Hump in the distance. Whether I'm in a car, on foot, or in a plane, Camels Hump is the landmark I eagerly watch for and smile at when it comes into view. It's a navigational point of...

  • A Journey in the Path of Life Garden
    A Journey in the Path of Life Garden

    The Path of Life Garden in Windsor is unlike any other place I've seen in Vermont. The garden, created in 1997 by Norwich therapist Terry McDonnell,  focuses on the circle of life and the decisions we make.  The 14-acre meadow, set along the Connecticut River,...

  • 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,...

  • Finally, Motherhood
    Finally, Motherhood

    In July, Dave and I welcomed our daughter Phoebe into the world. We are so delighted to have her here with us, and we feel incredibly blessed. As many of you know, being able to have a child was a challenge for us. Needless to...

  • Tales of Vermont Haunted Forests
    Tales of Vermont Haunted Forests

    Alien abductions and alternate dimensions? The Green Mountains are filled with intriguing legends and ghost tales, including some that have been told for more than a century. Now, just in time for Halloween, a new book explores  Vermont haunted forests. "Haunted Hikes of Vermont" by Tim...

  • Falconry Lessons in Manchester
    Falconry Lessons in Manchester

    Dave recently took falconry lessons in Manchester at the British School of Falconry. The lesson was a Christmas present I gave him last year (he’s hard to buy for and I must admit, this was one of my better gifts). During his beginner falconry lessons in...

  • A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave
    A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave

    I have been through Smugglers' Notch on Route 108 dozens of times, but until last weekend I had never noticed the small cave just beyond the parking area. The cave is located about 60-feet from the scenic road (known as the Notch) that winds through Cambridge...

  • A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo
    A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo

    -A view from the top of Mount Philo in Charlotte I thought the weekend was going to be a total washout, so I was thrilled to wake up to sunshine on Sunday morning. The haze from the recent heat wave was finally gone, so Dave and...

  • 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...