Let's face it, 2020 has been a really strange year. With the COVID-19 crisis dumped in our laps suddenly last March, it seems like life came to a standstill. We were stuck inside, limited and prevented from going just about anywhere and facing an uncertain road ahead. As summer arrived, at least we were all able to get out and enjoy a bit of fresh air. The question then … [Read more...] about You Really Should Check out the Waterbury Reservoir For Fun
Things To Do in Vermont
Although Burlington is one of the most popular destinations in Vermont, if you drive just a few miles to the north and find US Route 2, you'll find yourself in the splendor of the Lake Champlain Islands. A photo below shows the windmills in Milton, VT across the lake from Grand Isle. Springtime in the Champlain Islands brings a much needed warmth and vitality to the … [Read more...] about Discover the Beautiful Champlain Islands
Newport, Vermont’s Centennial Celebration 2018 A long awaited celebration begins on June 29, 2018 through July 6, 2018 to commemorate Newport City's 100th birthday. If you've never been to Newport, VT, this would be the time to visit and enjoy a once in a lifetime celebration. If you're a long time resident, past or present, the event is the perfect way to fete the "old … [Read more...] about Re-live Newport, Vermont’s Centennial and Grab a Great Book!
I kind of miss Stowe and Jay Peak back when they used to be ski areas. The "Old Vermont Style" Stowe Ski Area is now long gone If you visit any of the Vermont ski resorts these days, and had never visited before, you would probably laugh at what they "used to be". Both Stowe, Jay Peak, Burke an other resorts now resemble their counterparts in the western US states, for … [Read more...] about Are Stowe Mountain and Jay Peak Resorts Really Better Than Before?
Why is cliff jumping in Vermont dangerous and intriguing? Summer is coming and one of the more daring activities that people enjoy is cliff jumping. There seem to be no shortage of gorges, rocky cliffs and quarries for adventurous daredevils to choose from. The cool waters and hidden swimming holes of VT offer spectacular beauty in addition to some intriguing and potentially … [Read more...] about Cliff Jumping in Vermont
Let's get rich panning for gold in Vermont! As the saying goes, "there's gold in them thar hills!", but that was mainly out West. What many people do not know is that people have been prospecting for gold in Vermont for years. Although the yield from prospecting for gold in Vermont is relatively low, the best bet for a gold prospector is in the general areas around Plymouth … [Read more...] about Get Rich by Panning for Gold in Vermont!
With the last gasps of a warm Summer 2015 and a cool autumn breeze heralding things to come, a drive down Route 7 and 22a seemed like the perfect way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. With a number of harvest markets in Underhill and on the Burlington Waterfront, traffic was heavier than normal, particularly in Shelburne. First stop on this journey that's been made more times … [Read more...] about Journey to Mount Independence