• 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,...

  • Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester
    Get Outside: Tubing and Hiking in Manchester

    Tubing the Battenkill River and hiking trails in Manchester Vermont are ideal ways to enjoy summer in the Green Mountains. It’s been 137 years since Manchester first promoted itself as a summer destination. In 1883, Franklin Orvis, owner of the Equinox House (now Equinox Resort), marketed...

  • Where to Explore the Vermont Outdoors This Summer
    Where to Explore the Vermont Outdoors This Summer

    Tara Schatz is staying put in Vermont this summer to explore the outdoors. That suits Schatz just fine as she feels ultimately at home when she’s outside. The Bennington resident is an avid hiker, camper, and outdoor enthusiast who writes about her adventures on her blog, Back...

  • What Camping at Vermont State Parks Looks Like This Year
    What Camping at Vermont State Parks Looks Like This Year

    Vermont’s 55 state parks are open for the season, including 36 campgrounds ready to welcome overnight visitors. This year, Vermont State Parks are not offering boat rentals or opening its concession stands. The parks suspended rentals of cabins and cottages this year, and picnic tables have been...

  • Celebrating the Fourth of July in Vermont in 2020
    Celebrating the Fourth of July in Vermont in 2020

    The Fourth of July in Vermont won’t feel quite the same this year. Independence Day parades and town celebrations are mostly canceled, and offerings for fireworks are limited. Still, a handful of towns around the state are offering socially distant festivities, including a reverse parade, drive-in...

  • Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont
    Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont

    Artist Kathryn Wiegers is brightening up Vermont's downtowns with her giant, vibrant murals. If you stroll along the streets of downtown Rutland, you'll come across her murals of elephants, giraffes, and even Batman. On Route 7 outside the Chaffee Art Center is one of Wiegers’ latest pieces: a...

  • Vermont Attractions Reopening This Summer
    Vermont Attractions Reopening This Summer

    *July 23, 2020 - This story has been updated to reflect the reopening of Hildene.  Vermont attractions and destinations are reopening just in time for the summer season. As COVID-19 travel restrictions are starting to ease across the state, Vermont museums, ski area adventure parks, retail flagship...

  • Uncertain About the Future, Greensboro Musician Roy MacNeil Lives for the Moment
    Uncertain About the Future, Greensboro Musician Roy MacNeil Lives for the Moment

    Roy MacNeil is doing everything he can to remain creative these days. The Greensboro musician performed a virtual concert at the Highland Center for the Arts in March. As the weather warmed, he began playing and recording music in an old shed on his family’s farm. While growing...

  • Vermont Summer Farmers’ Markets Offer a Sense of Comfort and Connection
    Vermont Summer Farmers’ Markets Offer a Sense of Comfort and Connection

    Vermont summer farmers’ markets may look different this season, but one thing is for sure: local food is more appreciated than ever. About half of Vermont’s farmers’ markets are open for the summer, and almost all will be open by July (a handful have decided to...

  • Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions
    Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions

    Memorial Day Weekend is considered the traditional start of Vermont's hiking season. That’s still pretty much the case. But in the era of COVID-19, hikers are being asked to remain flexible and take extra precautions to protect public health and the public value of Vermont’s...