I recently acquired 1.6 acres in Vermont and want to decorate my house with botanical illustrations of the trees on the property. I've found historic drawings by Michaux, Jaume Saint-Hilaire, and Bessa, but it seems as though I can only by prints from one website
, and they are around $140 each. There must be a less extravagant option. They need not be historic, but they should be legible and help identify what can be seen through a nearby window. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on May 20, 2010 -
I want to go on a one day bike trip in upstate NY or VT-- less than a 2h drive from Montreal. Where should I go? Details about what I want inside. [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Apr 16, 2010 -
Where should I and my girlfriend live in or around Burlington, VT while I attend UVM as a doctoral student? [more inside]
posted by scrim
on Apr 5, 2010 -
What is the green flag with a blue canton that appears on the back of the uniforms of the University of Vermont's men's basketball team? It can be seen fairly clearly here
. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Mar 19, 2010 -
A few weeks ago, you guys helped to reassure me that I could drive from Atlanta to Vermont in December.
Now, I'm asking you to offer some suggestions for that drive.
The plan is to drive for three days, stopping after about 6 hours of driving each day, and arriving in Vermont on the third day.
I'm looking for suggested routes and cities-towns-villages to stop in that would have some combination of a) cool place to spend the night, b) a nifty place to get a bite to eat, and/or c) something cool to see/do.
Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by tmharris65
on Oct 29, 2009 -
My sister planned a trip for us to Vermont next weekend, and we are driving up from the Boston area on Friday morning. We will be heading to the western side of the Green Mountains (in between Arlington and Manchester), and I'd love your recommendations for everything and anything in the area and along the way. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Oct 13, 2009 -
Are we crazy to think of driving from Atlanta to Vermont in late December?
We have reservations at a great loft-barn-cabin and we have our favorite table at our favorite restaurant reserved for a New Year's Eve dinner, but the flights are so expensive right now.
How much stress will we add to our lives if we drive?
(It's not the length of the trip that worries us ... it's the potential for winter weather that Georgians don't know how to deal with.)
posted by tmharris65
on Sep 7, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a tattoo shop in southern Vermont? Wedding band tattoo advice welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by cmar618
on Aug 13, 2009 -
Travel plans through the Northeast (New England States) Looking for the fun/quirky ideas. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Jul 29, 2009 -
Approximately how long would it take to ride a bicycle from Burlington to Vergennes, VT at a leisurely pace? Also, is it a hilly route? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus
on Jun 16, 2009 -
Wilder, VT versus Lebanon/Hanover NH. I recently got a job in Hanover, NH. I am looking for places to live and am trying to decide between living in the Lebanon/Hanover area or a cheaper place that I found in Wilder, VT. [more inside]
posted by icy
on May 13, 2009 -
Hi, MeFi's collective oracle.
I was wondering if anyone out there has ever successfully rented as vacation accommodations a dorm room from either UVM, Burlington College or Goddard College in Burlington, Vermont. I'm planning a Memorial-Day getaway there and, because my needs are few, I figured that staying in a dorm room might be the most cost-effective option.
Any tips, tricks or other insights would be gratefully received!
posted by Ylajali
on Apr 26, 2009 -
Obscure New England? I've seen the best, what about the rest? What quirky, "second tier," and out of the way places have I missed? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon
on Apr 4, 2009 -
Driving from NYC to Burlington, VT (actually, Waitsville) this weekend. What is the best route to get there? Also, what are some cool places to stop along the way (by cool I mean old bookstores or junk shops, flea markets, diners, farmstands, cemeteries, any obscure, odd, or curious local attractions, or things along those lines). Thanks!
posted by agent99
on Aug 7, 2008 -
How's life in Burlington, VT?
I was in Burlington this past weekend and was very pleasantly surprised. Ignorant and judgmental as I am, I was sure it would be a bummer hippy-town where dreadlocked kids would crowd the sidewalks, using falafels as hacky sacks.
Instead, I felt like the place had some soul. It certainly felt alive, with lots of different kinds of people in the downtown area. And while I did overhear a tourist couple ask the woman serving them coffee where they could buy a glass pipe, I didn't see any head shops. But I did see some decent looking restaurants.
So - can anyone fill me in? Is Burlington on the upswing? What's like like there (or around there) for the post-college, pre-retirement set? Thanks in advance.
posted by subpixel
on Jul 22, 2008 -
Where in New England should we go camping? We have a pop-up camper and are looking for decent hiking trails and maybe some area attractions. An alpine slide would be a big plus! I have a few Vermont ideas, (Killington, Gifford Woods, Bromley Mountain) and would like some feedback or new ideas. [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880
on Jul 14, 2008 -
It's so hot... so, so hot. So I'm looking for the best places in New England (specifically Boston-and-environs and Central Vermont) to go night-swimming and/or skinny-dipping. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I'm heading out to Killington, VT early tomorrow morning for a day and a half of skifun. I've been skiing on my old K2 210 straight sticks since 1995, and have decided to leave them at home this time and finally enter the world of shaped skis.
Can anyone recommend a good rental ski shop between Bangor and Killington? This includes Augusta, Portland, Portsmouth, Manchester, Concord, and Hanover. As it will be my first time on the curvy things and is a short trip, I'm just looking for a good value. Renting on the mountain is a last resort.
posted by mikeg
on Feb 2, 2008 -
Can you recommend a summer cabin in VT or NH for next July that could accomodate four adults and their five kids? [more inside]
posted by sacre_bleu
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I'm thinking of moving to VT. Which towns would you recommend that have the following qualities: [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl
on Oct 18, 2007 -
What is the cheap easy way to get from Logan Airport, Boston, to Brattleboro, Vermont? With heavy luggage. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Jul 24, 2007 -
If you read Cook's Illustrated magazine, you'll see that the editor, Christopher Kimball, is always going on about the small town in Vermont he (sometimes) lives in. I don't want to turn this into a forum for pro/anti-Chris Kimball comments, but I was simply curious if anyone knows what town it is he's always talking about?
posted by jgballard
on Jun 18, 2007 -
We just decided to elope next month. I am thinking of someplace in Vermont or Maine. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 15, 2007 -
I'm thinking about getting a GPS device for my car. I mainly want something simple that will give me voice directions to where I'm going, but I'm totally new to GPS and don't know what other features might turn out to be useful. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by nixxon
on May 5, 2007 -
I've got 4 days off in mid-June and would like to vacation in New Hampshire and Vermont. I"m interested in light hiking and beautiful scenery, and hotels in the $150-200 range. Any recommendations about what to see and where to stay?
posted by quintno
on May 5, 2007 -
I was thinking of hiking in New England for three weeks this May. Was that is, until everyone started pitching in with scare stories of blackflies and other insects. Am I going to die? [more inside]
posted by godawful
on Apr 25, 2007 -