Vermont | The Green Mountain State
Photo/Art by Jim Donnelly
Vermont – classic New England amid mountains, farms, and wondrous lakes …
The mountains of Vermont are impossibly green—so much so that its name, given by early French explorers, literally translates as “Green Mountain.” Rolling fields highlight vintage red barns, and when all that green bursts into flaming color in autumn, Vermont’s white-clapboard and brick villages sparkle against that glorious backdrop. Mountain resorts like Stowe offer diversions long past ski season, while Rockefeller and Vanderbilt wealth has left its mark around the state for all to enjoy, with spectacular farm estates in Woodstock and Shelburne (where there’s also a museum with a unique collection of Americana). And although Vermont may be the only New England state not on the ocean, it has its own majestic Lake Champlain—and possibly its very own resident sea monster. From artisans’ galleries to maple treats, Vermont puts its own proud stamp on classic New England.
Last summer, a close friend and I were sitting around talking about our favorite road races. Almost immediately he started gushing over the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, a late spring race that snakes through the picturesque Vermont towns of Woodstock, Quechee, and Pomfret. “It’s the most beautiful race I’ve ever run,”...Read more
Again, I have the long incline of the road snaking up Barr Hill to myself. Only a short drive from home, this otherworldly plateau in Greensboro, Vermont, is where I go when I need to pace something out, to knead an idea or predicament like dough. Others might head for...Read more
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