Exploring our area


We've been living in this area for generations and love this place we call home. In fact, Amber moved out a few years ago, but she came right back to the place she grew up in and missed. Not only do we know all the ins and outs of this place, the way only long-time locals know, but we also know most people who can help you in the process of buying or selling a property. Lawyers, maintenance people, property management folks, town officials, you name it.

Activities in the area


Northern Vermont is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Ok, we know we are biased. Get over it. The fact is that between the activities you can engage in, the sceneries you can enjoy, and the interactions you can have with people you call your neighbors, it doesn't get any better.

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The Parks & Views

Northwestern Vermont is full of beauty -- we have spectacular State Parks like Mt Philo, the Little River State Park, and the Waterbury Reservoir. Some of Vermont's most scenic mountains are within a few miles of one another. And we are lucky to have an abundance of ponds, lakes, and rivers -- making it a paradise for water sports lovers. Ask us for our local recommendations based on your preferences, and see this part Vermont like no tourist will ever see it.

Skiing & boarding

If you're a skier or a boarder, this is the place to be. Between Stowe, and Smuggler's Notch, you will be in downhill heaven. Travel further north and you can ski/ride Jay Peak, and a bit further to the east is Burke Mountain -- the mountain of champions, with 7 alumni competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Mikaela Shiffrin holding the downhill world champion title. There are plenty of great cross-country skiing areas and snowshoeing trails as well. Again, ask us for tips.

Hiking & Snowshoeing

If hiking is your favorite thing to do, or snowshoeing in the winter, we have some of the most extensive trail systems in the state. Up here, you will find well known trails like the Long Trail, which goes over most of the peaks in the area, including Smuggler's Notch and Mount Mansfield, the tallest peak in Vermont. But we also have more local trails, like the Lamoille Valley Rail trail, which is very scenic. In the winter, this is a snowshoe paradise.

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Water sports

Whether you fish, kayak, canoe, or like some other form of water sport, you will not have far to go to do it. In fact, in many cases you can buy a property right where you want to experience your favorite water sport.

Antique hunting

Our quaint towns are a goldmine for those who love to find that perfect antique or that deal of a lifetime. It's not just in well known tourist places like Stowe that you will find them -- ask us for some insider info.

Leaf peeping

In the fall, leaf peeping can feel like a contact sport. People from all over the world flock to the state to capture the amazing colors. There are still many places where tourists and buses don't venture. Ask us when you're ready.

Neighborhoods to explore


All of Vermont is picturesque and full of quaint places to visit or to live. North-West Vermont is especially rich in everything that makes Vermont what it is. We have some of the most iconic villages, we have mountains, lakes, waterfalls, history, and culture. Check out some of our favorite areas below. Maybe we could talk you into moving there, and we'll make it easy on you to do so.


Clients Say

Blue Spruce Realty goes above and beyond the call of duty. You get more than just a realtor when working with Don Foote. He will help you with whatever it takes to buy or sell your new home. I have contracted with Don on more than one occasion because I know that he will make sure I'm taken care of from start to finish. I highly recommend Don Foote at Blue Spruce, he always operates with your best interests in mind.

The Loeff

161 Rt 15 West, PO Box 394
Johnson, VT 05656

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