• 8 Cozy Inns Perfect for a Vermont Winter Getaway
    8 Cozy Inns Perfect for a Vermont Winter Getaway

    Vermont winter getaways are all about curling up by the fire with a good book or glass of red wine after a day outdoors. Whether you plan to ski, snowshoe, or shop in Vermont, a stay at a local inn can make your trip all the more...

  • Bradford Game Supper Serves Traditional Hunters’ Harvest
    Bradford Game Supper Serves Traditional Hunters’ Harvest

    Dan Smith stirred giant pots of rabbit and pheasant gravy at the Bradford Congregational Church on Saturday as his daughter Willow prepared side dishes of chicken and rabbit liver pate. The father and daughter—along with more than 100 volunteers—ran the kitchen, buffet line, and table service...

  • Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden
    Stranger Things in the Mountain Town of Chittenden

    I used to think Chittenden was just a quiet little mountain town. Located between Killington and Rutland, Chittenden is tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest and is home to the 750-acre Chittenden Reservoir, scenic Lefferts Pond (pictured above), and the secluded Mountain Top Inn...

  • A Vermont Chicken Pie Supper in Jericho Celebrates Community, Tradition
    A Vermont Chicken Pie Supper in Jericho Celebrates Community, Tradition

    Vermont chicken pie suppers are an annual tradition in the Green Mountain State. Last weekend, I went to the Jericho Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper, which is one of the oldest in Vermont. The 116th supper, welcomed a full house of locals and visitors who gathered in the...

  • 12 Favorite Vermont General Stores
    12 Favorite Vermont General Stores

    **updated April 12, 2019 “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” That’s pretty much the slogan for country stores in Vermont, where you can find long underwear, fishing bait, penny candy, coffee, sandwiches, honey, and good conversation all under one roof. Vermont general stores have been...

  • 9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall
    9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

    Fall foliage season is here, and there's no better time to be out and about in Vermont. Fall fairs, hiking, and apple picking are just a few of the fun options. Here are nine things to do in Vermont this fall. Get Out in the Green...

  • Weekend Getaway: Beauty, Baking, and Beer in Norwich
    Weekend Getaway: Beauty, Baking, and Beer in Norwich

    You know you’re in New England when you visit Norwich. Main Street is lined with historic Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival brick and frame buildings, and the local village green is busy with bandstand concerts, community picnics, and soccer games. Settled in 1761 across the Connecticut...

  • 8 Beautiful Places in Vermont to Photograph
    8 Beautiful Places in Vermont to Photograph

    Since launching HappyVermont.com in August 2009, I've traveled through many of Vermont's 251 cities and towns.  Here are 8 beautiful places in Vermont to photograph, including some of my favorite historic churches, meeting houses, barns, and bridges. Waits River Church The tiny village of Waits River in...

  • Why Bayley-Hazen is One of Vermont’s Most Historic Dirt Roads
    Why Bayley-Hazen is One of Vermont’s Most Historic Dirt Roads

    Vermont is home to more than 8,000 miles of unpaved roads. One of the most historic is the Bayley-Hazen Military Road, the Northeast Kingdom's oldest thoroughfare. Traces of the road, most of it unpaved, extends diagonally 48 miles from Wells River to Montgomery Center. Much of...

  • 6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking
    6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

    Vermont was once home to dozens of fire towers across the state. According to the Green Mountain Club’s 360 Degrees: A Guide to Vermont’s Fire and Observation Towers, 38 fire towers once stood in Vermont. Today, there are far fewer. Many fire towers were built by...