• Happy Vermonters: Skincare Creator Susan Shashok Makes Caroline’s Dream a Reality
    Happy Vermonters: Skincare Creator Susan Shashok Makes Caroline’s Dream a Reality

    When the warmer weather arrives, Susan Shashok can be found pedaling her cargo e-bike around town delivering jars of skin cream or tubes of lip balm to customers. Shashok, of East Middlebury, is the owner of Caroline’s Dream, a handcrafted skincare company she runs out of...

  • 12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm
    12 Vermont Cafes Serving Up Local Flavor and Loads of Charm

    For a small state, Vermont offers an impressive selection of cafés. Whether you’re looking to grab a cup of coffee to go or want to settle in for a cozy lunch with friends, there are countless cafés to choose from in Vermont. So many excellent Vermont...

  • 11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019
    11 Outdoor Vermont Farmers Markets to Visit in 2019

    Outdoor Vermont farmers markets are a tradition every spring, summer, and fall. From Burlington and Brattleboro to Craftsbury and Dorset, you will find town greens, local parks, and parking lots transformed into pop-up marketplaces offering locally grown produce, handmade jewelry, craft beer, grass-fed beef, and...

  • Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose
    Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

    Charlie Emers never planned on becoming a baker. The owner of Patchwork Farm & Bakery in East Hardwick grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. After relocating to Vermont three decades ago, his career path took a circuitous route from lamp maker to vegetable farmer to bread baker. Emers...

  • West Townshend Country Store Cafe Dedicated to Feeding the Community
    West Townshend Country Store Cafe Dedicated to Feeding the Community

    The tiny village of West Townshend is big on community spirit. At the heart of it all is the West Townshend Country Store, which serves as a café, post office, thrift store, and meeting house all in one. Located on Route 30 in Windham County, The West...

  • Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple
    Silver Lake Syrups in Barnard Offers More than Maple

    Eric and Sonja Withington are returning to their roots. Eric grew up sugaring with his uncle in his hometown of Barnard. Thousands of miles away in Austria, Sonja spent her childhood foraging fresh greens, flowers, berries, and herbs to create herbal teas, syrups, and home remedies...

  • The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots
    The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots

    The spirit of Johnny Seesaw’s is alive and well. After reopening Seesaw's Lodge under new ownership in 2018, the historic establishment in Peru still feels like the legendary lodge that’s been welcoming skiers since the 1930s. Owners Ryan and Kim Prins, along with their business partners, used...

  • 15 Little-Known Vermont Ski Area Facts
    15 Little-Known Vermont Ski Area Facts

    What’s your favorite ski area in Vermont? Vermont is home to the best skiing in the East, offering plenty of alpine and Nordic options.  Whether you’re looking for a full resort experience or more of a homey, old-school vibe, Vermont has no shortage of terrain for...

  • Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry
    Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

    Bill Beattie started skiing at Dutch Hill in the 1950s when he was seven years old. The Vermont ski area, which opened in 1944, featured a 570-foot vertical drop and was known as having some of the steepest terrain around. Located five miles from the Massachusetts...

  • After More than 85 Years, Vermont Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time
    After More than 85 Years, Vermont Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time

    In January 1934, the first rope tow in the country began pulling skiers up a hill on Clinton Gilbert’s Farm in Woodstock. Powered by a Model-T truck engine, the tow took five days to build and cost $500. Skiers paid one dollar to ride the...