Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

What Keeps Vermont Vermont? Sustainability, Creativity, Teamwork…

This spring and summer we are looking beyond the excellent micro-brews and fabulous local foods into some of the more tangible characteristics of Vermont that make it (and keep it) such a wonderful place to live and breathe. Namely the beautiful land and a hardscrabble determination to keep it as it is.Read More

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Love is in the Air and on the Hearth in Addison County

February in Vermont is all about keeping warm – inside and out. Winter carnivals and skiing not withstanding, after a day of frolicking in the snow, we love nothing more than good food, good companionship and a good fire. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, that love is nuanced by libations and chocolate, of course.

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The Strong House Inn, A Secret Garden in Vergennes Vermont

Vergennes Vermont is the smallest city in the United States. This ‘Little City” is just about halfway between Burlington and Middlebury. Its main thoroughfare, Route 22A, is a passageway to all good things: restaurants, Cafes, Vergennes Laundry (a wonderful French bakery), Lake Champlain, etc. In the case of this blog post, it is a path to a Secret Garden.Read More

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Vermont Apples: A Bumper Crop along Lake Champlain

If you spend any time outdoors along Lake Champlain this month it is likely you will bump into an apple. After a fairly dismal apple year in 2012, early warmth followed directly by early frost, this year’s crop is hard …Read More

Moose on the Move in Vermont

There are few greater joys in Vermont than viewing wildlife from your own home. In the seventies this meant a TV dinner and a date with Marlin Perkins; in the Aughts (2000’s), this meant cozying up with a cup of …Read More

Addison County Gets Hot this Valentine’s Day: Vermont Homes with Hot Tubs

Any Vermonter of home-buying age will remember Eddie Murphy’s Hot Tub spoof of James Brown on Saturday Night Live. The skit was hilarious in part because we all know how sexy hot tubs can be. This Valentine’s Day, think about …Read More

Cozy Vermont Living Rooms: Fire and Ice

December in Vermont is the season of cozy fireplaces. It is mild enough that not too much heat will be lost up the flue, and cold enough that snuggling in front of a blazing fire is the most appropriate way …Read More

Cozy Vermont Living Rooms: Fire and Ice

December in Vermont is the season of cozy fireplaces. It is mild enough that not too much heat will be lost up the flue, and cold enough that snuggling in front of a blazing fire is the most appropriate way …Read More

Lake Champlain History: Canadian Whiskey and Vermont Lakefront Properties

Lake Champlain played a major role in quenching the thirsts of millions of Americans. Not as a water source, but as a passageway. Lake Champlain has always been a thoroughfare for commerce. The opening of the Champlain Canal in 1823 …Read More

Prohibition in Vermont and the creation of the powder room

Back in the day, Vermont was perfectly suited to Prohibition-era smuggling and adventure. Our proximity to Canada, where alcohol was enjoyed legally, and our rugged rural terrain made our little state prime bootlegging territory. In 1920 when Prohibition went into …Read More

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