Travel Tips

  • Middlebury Gap Road in Ripton
    Middlebury Gap Road in Ripton

    Route 125, also known as the Middlebury Gap Road, is a scenic road through Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. Every fall I take a drive on this 16-mile stretch between Middlebury and Hancock. Just east of Middlebury is the tiny town of Ripton (pop. 556), home...

  • Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 Never Disappoints
    Moss Glen Falls on Route 100 Never Disappoints

    Given its beauty and easy access, Moss Glen Falls is probably the most photographed waterfall in Vermont. The 30-foot waterfall is located on the western edge of Route 100 in the Granville Gulf Reservation, a six-mile, winding stretch of untouched wilderness between Granville and Warren. The falls...

  • Scenic Roads in Vermont

    Just about every road in Vermont is scenic, especially in the fall. Popular routes during foliage season include Route 100, which runs along the spine of the Green Mountains, Route 73 from Rochester to Brandon, Route 9 between Brattleboro and Bennington, and Route 22A between...

  • Another Colorful Foliage Season on the Horizon

    Vermont state foresters are predicting a strong foliage season with plenty of great color. Perhaps all of that rain we had over the summer will bring us some brightness after all. Definitely looking forward to seeing the leaves turn in a couple of weeks....

  • A New Face on the Vermont Cheese Trail

    Along Vermont's Cheese Trail, you'll find a cheesemaker at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch. Plymouth Artisan Cheese was built by the father of President Calvin Coolidge, Colonel John Coolidge, James S. Brown and three other local farmers in 1890. The...

  • 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...

  • Vergennes is Vermont's Smallest City that's Big on Charm

    Vergennes is Vermont's smallest city -- and the state's oldest -- but everything about it feels modern, dynamic and energetic. National Geographic Traveler took notice of this quirky community and mentioned it in the magazine's July/August 2009 issue. Walk along Main Street and you'll find outstanding...

  • Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks
    Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks

    I took this before heading out for a Lake Champlain shipwrecks tour. You may have seen headlines this week about shipwrecks being found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. People are always surprised when I tell them that Lake Champlain has more than 300 shipwrecks...