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For a small state, Vermont is big on character. One of its many fine qualities are the walkable Vermont downtowns you'll find in communities across the state. After all, it's not just Vermont's rolling green hills, rustic barns and country roads that make Vermont so appealing....

Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

Photo courtesy of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Updated April 6, 2018 Want to explore Burlington Vermont? Good, because Burlington is on a roll these days. The city continues to win awards and accolades for being one of the best places to live in the country....

The JJ Hapgood General Store and Eatery, which first opened 150 years ago, was the longest-running general store in Vermont until it closed five years ago. New owners and Peru residents Juliette and Tim Britton felt strongly that the store needed to be revived for...

The small town of Putney is a big draw for artists.  With a population of 2,600, this Connecticut River Valley community has one of the highest concentrations of artists and artisans in Vermont. It's also home to the oldest continuous craft tour in the United...

Floyds General Store in Randolph Center is a no-frills kind of place.  Established in 1843, the store offers veterinarian supplies, groceries, maple syrup, deli sandwiches and dry cleaning. Owner Al Floyd inherited the country store from his father in 1979. He's done a nice job...

The Vermont Country Store on Route 100 in Weston is one of Vermont's most popular tourist attractions. At the store you'll find everything from homemade fudge to flannel pajamas to collectible toys. Owned and operated by the Orton family since 1946, the store started as a...

Dave and I are due for another Woodstock road trip. Settled in 1768, Woodstock is repeatedly named one of the prettiest small towns in America. When you visit, you'll quickly understand why. Here you'll find historic homes and local businesses lining the streets, a covered bridge...

Whenever I travel to my hometown, I always stop by the Northshire Bookstore. Aside from a fantastic book selection, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester offers an extensive children's section, and a Zutano clothing store for babies and toddlers. The bookstore is  home to the wonderful...