Ripton Tag

“We love the things we love for what they are.” –Robert Frost Just beyond the farmhouse at Homer Nobel Farm stands a fragile log cabin where Robert Frost spent summers for 23 years. The small town of Ripton in the Green Mountain National Forest is where the...

Town Meeting Day is a Vermont tradition that I've come to appreciate in recent years. On the first Tuesday in March, residents gather in town halls and school gymnasiums around the state to vote on local budgets, debate community issues, and elect town officials. Depending...

-Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton When people ask me about good mountains for alpine skiing, I'll often suggest places like Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Stowe or Bromley. For Nordic skiing, I'll tell them to visit Trapp Family Lodge, Wild Wings or Ole's Cross Country Ski Center. All...

This stone wall in Ripton at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English always catches my eye. At least once a year I take a leisurely drive along Route 125, a scenic route also known as Middlebury Gap Road. During these drives, I always stop at...

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...