• Local Vermont breweries

    With more breweries per capita than any other state and a thriving craft beer scene with a reputation for producing high-quality beer, Vermont is a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts. We’ve put together a guide to local Vermont breweries, including festivals, and our must-try Vermont favorites.

  • Road trip: Manchester, VT

    If you’re looking for a fun, non-ski adventure, how about a road trip through the Green Mountain National Forest to Manchester, VT? From the historic Hildene estate and summer home of Abraham Lincoln’s son to Mount Equinox, the second tallest Mountain in Vermont to the well-known Manchester Designer Outlets, there’s a lot to see and…

  • A guide to 2023 Southern Vermont festivals and celebrations

    Check out our guide to Southern Vermont festivals happening in the spring, summer, and fall of 2023.

  • Where to go tubing near Mount Snow

    Have fun in the snow off the ski slopes. Check out our list of tubing parks in and around Mount Snow.

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  • This Beautiful Inn in Southern Vermont Is a Perfect Family Vacation All Year-round — With Lake Activities in the Summer

    After a two-year renovation, The Hermitage Inn reopened its doors in 2021 with a brand-new look. Here’s what it’s like inside.

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  • It’s that time of year again

    The bears are waking up and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has some tips on how you can best prepare.

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  • Dog-Friendly Breweries

    The list includes local stops in Brattleboro and Marlboro.

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  • Vermont cookbook author on the Today show

    Vermont pastry chef, television show host, and author, Gesine Bullock-Prado, makes brown butter banana bread on the Today show to promote her new cookbook.

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  • 10 fun things to do during mud season

    We love the suggestion to visit baby animals.

    Read more in Vermont Explored

  • Lake Shaftsbury State Park in all four seasons

    While not exactly a tourist destination, locals make good use of the park, especially in the summer.

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  • Vermont’s historic downtowns beckon travelers of all ages

    Vermont has given special recognition to 23 historic downtowns, including nearby Bellows Falls, Bennington, Brattleboro, and Wilmington.

    Read more in Forbes

  • Brattleboro Museum celebrates ‘artful ice shanties’ as winters warm

    Vermont Public reflects on the recent exhibit at the Retreat Farm.

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  • The endangered ski bum 

    Can the iconic ski bum persevere?

    Read more in VT Digger

  • The Best Wedding Venues in America: The Northeast

    Can you guess which local inn made the cut?

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