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2014 Vermont To-Do List

Written by Julianne Puckett on . Posted in Way of (Vermont) Life

Try to do something special each month to get the most out of living in Vermont. Photo by Julianne Puckett.

Try to do something special each month to get the most out of living in Vermont. Photo by Julianne Puckett.

I try not to make New Year’s resolutions because they’re usually not specific enough or too hard to keep. And I don’t know about you, but starting out a new year as a failure doesn’t seem very inspirational.

But this year I made a little personal bucket list for myself — a variety of events and activities that happen throughout Vermont that I haven’t yet engaged in, even after living here for nearly four years. There’s so much to do and see in our great state, so I have resolved to make taking part more of a priority in 2014.

Here’s my list of one event or activity that I hope to do or see in each month of 2014 in order to get to know my state a bit better. Won’t you join me?

January: Free Ice Fishing Day, sponsored by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

February: Take a dogsled ride

March: Vermont Chili Festival in Middlebury

April: Made in Vermont Trade Show at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex

May: KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay in Burlington (note: I will be CHEERING ON the runners, not participating!)

June: Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival


July: Take a tour of Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester

August: Quechee Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair

September: The Tunbridge World’s Fair

October: Stowe Oktoberfest

November: Women’s Festival of Crafts in Burlington

December: Wind down the year with some quiet snowshoeing on the trails at Mobb’s Farm in Jericho

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