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    Manchester StreetFests – June 19 and July 17

    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 […]

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    12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

    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, […]

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    6 Vermont Dirt Roads to Hike in Mud Season

    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 […]

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    Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains

    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. […]

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    The Winter Woods of Vermont’s Mountains

      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 […]

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