Kick off the summer festival season this Friday, June 19 (and July 17) in downtown Manchester with the first Streetfest of summer. Main Street will be filled with flavorful food, lively entertainment, unique vendors, and family-friendly entertainment. Bring your appetite and experience Vermont’s craft brews with Northshire Brewery, paired with BBQ pork sandwiches and wings […]
In all the years I’ve spent in Vermont, I had never heard of Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry. For our 11th wedding anniversary, Dave, Phoebe and I made our annual weekend trip to the Inn at Weston. Innkeepers Bob and Linda Aldrich, a wonderful couple we’ve known since 2004 when we were planning our […]
After a rather brutal winter, I’m looking forward to sticking around the Green Mountain State this summer. Between January and March, I sometimes question my sanity for living here. But when summer arrives in Vermont, I find it nearly impossible to leave. If you’re visiting Vermont this summer, you’ll find plenty to do — hiking, […]
After a long, cold, and relentless winter in New England, we’re all eager to be outside. Still, even though it’s officially spring (yes, it snowed last night), we’ll still have to wait until Memorial Day Weekend before major hiking trails in Vermont’s higher elevations are open to the public. Spring, also known in Vermont as […]
A small sugarhouse nestled on the edge of a field along Huntington Road is where the Green Mountain Audubon Center begins. The 250-acre center has been on my list of places to visit since Phoebe was born nearly four years ago. Last weekend, we finally stopped by during Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend. What on […]
While visiting southern Vermont last weekend, I carved out some time to take photos. The weather was cold and snowy, and the light turned flat and gray. With my daughter in tow, I decided to head to Dorset Hollow to show her some barns and wide open fields. Dorset Hollow Road is a six-mile, […]
Kelley Stand Road between East Arlington and Stratton is more than just a scenic drive in southern Vermont. This beautiful dirt road through the Green Mountains offers incredible access and options for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene washed Kelley Stand Road away, the road reopened to traffic in September. […]
It’s hard to believe that winter officially started yesterday. The studded snow tires were put on my Subaru weeks ago, and my yard in Burlington has already been covered in a foot of snow. But that’s the reality of living in Vermont. By the time the solstice rolls around, winter feels well underway. Not […]
Skijoring is, in the most basic sense, a cross-country skier harnessed to one (or several) dogs. Other animals, such as horses, can also be used.
The Bromley Ski and Snowboard School will be hosting three Start Fun, Start Free introduction to skiing and riding days this winter. The first was held on Dec. 21, with the second following on Jan. 19 and the last on March 15.