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Boyers Orchard and Cider Mill – Monkton, VT

Do you have any special fall traditions that you either grew up doing with your family as a child or have started with your own? The fall season is one that seems to bring out many traditions, whether it be color tour drives, baking anything and everything with… Read More

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Fall Hiking Part 2 – Beauty Around Bristol, VT

Last week we highlighted some fantastic places to explore and hike around Middlebury, and on the TAM in particular, the Trail Around Middlebury. We truly enjoy getting out into the great outdoors and Vermont offers an unmatched beauty you just can’t find anywhere else! The Sugar Maple, Beech,… Read More

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Bristol Harvest Festival 2016

We feel blessed to live in a place where as the days of summer shorten and the temperatures start to dip, the green palette turns into an array of gorgeous oranges, reds, and golden browns. Did you know that the brilliance and amount of color in autumn leaves depends… Read More

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2016 Harvest Festival at Shelburne Farms, VT

The first day of fall is less than a month away—where has the time gone? We have had such an amazing summer here in Vermont and our guests, both old and new, have raved about the memories made and how they can’t wait to come back. We of course… Read More

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Lake Champlain Bikeways: History and Stunning Scenery

Being located at the foot of the Green Mountains in the pristine Champlain Valley means that we are surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery Mother Nature can offer and that our friends, family, and guests have never ending opportunities to get outdoors and have fun. We have… Read More