People come from all over to
vacation in Vermont and the surrounding area. And with good reason. From
swimming holes to hiking trails, boating spots to summer festivals, Vermont is
full of great places to get away, whether for an afternoon, a weekend, or
longer. We explore the myriad options for staycations in Vermont with Steve Mease, who has been photographing events
around Vermont for years, and Dana Freeman, maybe better known as
Miss Magpie, who is the editor and founder of the website, Find And Go Seek,
about great places to visit and things to do for families all around Vermont.
And we want to hear your favorite places to get away
and explore in the state. Keep sharing them below!
Also on the program, this weekend bagpipers from
around the world are meeting in Burlington for The Piper’s Gathering, "North America’s Most Comprehensive Alternative Bagpipe Event." We
talk with longtime bagpipe maker Michael MacHarg of South Royalton about the artistry and history of his craft.
And finally, in our ongoing series of town postcards, we visit the Northeast Kingdom community of Glover. Two hundred years ago a group of
well-meaning settlers tried to divert water from a lake to run a mill on the Barton River. In a case of unintended consequences, they
loosed a massive flash flood on the area, but without it the village of Glover might never have been built. Jack Sumberg tells
the story of Runaway Pond.