Julia Carlisle

Reading, Vermont: The Vermont Alps Welcome You

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Have you ever heard of the Vermont Alps? Yes, it sounds strange. But, think of the scenery from that movie The Sound of Music – open pastures with views, green hills with well-worn hiking paths up where dairy cows come to meet you at the fence and places where you want to spin around in a ridiculously dizzying manner.  Maybe you just want to [...]

Picture Perfect Postcard Pomfret, Vermont

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Pomfret is one of the most beautiful locations in New England, with its clear running brooks and green rolling pastures perfect for skiing, hiking, walking and more intense pursuits like farming. The Appalachian Trail runs right up and over Pomfret on its way to Hanover, New Hampshire. You’ll find Cloudland Farm here with its Angus cattle [...]

Hartland, Vermont: What's Old Is New

Hartland is Central Vermont's best kept secret. With its quietly rolling hills, like the nooks and crannies of an English muffin, it is sandwiched between White River Junction, Woodstock and West Windsor; a rural town offering 62 miles of dirt road yet merely five minutes to I-91 and I-89.  That means quick and easy access to shopping, [...]

Bridgewater, Vermont: Entrepreneurial Outpost, Snow-Lover's Secret

Bridgewater, Vermont, 8 miles to the West of Woodstock; that much closer to Killington Resort, has a year-round population of about 1,000 people most of whom you will never see due to the community’s rural character. It comprises 45 square miles of land with old 18th-century tracks, roads and stone fencing still evident throughout its woods [...]

Vermont Snow Plowing: No Rest for The Weary


Intrepid Reporter John Snyder, one of the principals of Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group,  goes "on-scene" to see what it's like keeping roads safely clear during a Vermont snowstorm. He gets to ride with Barnard's Road Foreman Lance Webster while doing rounds.  As Webster explains, it takes thought and skill to get the job done so