Majesty of Vermont by Leonard Hays in Huntington, Vermont

This photo is from an organic farm we ran in the foothills of the Green Mountains very close to the 3rd highest peak in Vermont, Camel’s Hump (we’ve walked it!) Summertime in Vermont is so beautiful, but winter is magical.  Deep snow piles up and the great joy of being in the outdoors overwhelms you. Snowshoeing and hiking through the quiet of the woods is one of my favorite places to be.

Name:Leonard Hays

Non-profit Director/ Farmer/ Photographer


I love to be outside. Be it exploring small streams for trout, hiking/ snowshoeing through the woods, or producing highly nutritious and sustainably grown organic food. Since my youth I have enjoyed the art of photography and I love to capture the beauty I have the privilege to enjoy.

Tell us about the place you live:

Huntington is a quaint, New England town, set in the hills of the Green Mountains. People are simple and year- round love to be outside, enjoying the beauty and majesty that is Vermont.

A perfect day in Huntington?

Up early, feed the animals, walk the property, check the fields, see what’s ready for harvest. Plan the day, work. Go for a long trail run and then sit with some friends around a fire with a cold beer.

What is the best thing about your spot?

The quiet and presence of nature all around you.

What is the worst?

Moose that eat and destroy crops.

What would be surprising about Huntington to an outsider?

The beauty of all four seasons.

If Huntington was a person or character who would it be?

Mark Twain.

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Thoreau, Ansel Adams, Stevie Ray Vaughn


Name:Leonard Hays


Favorite place to eat:

The Kitchen Table Bistro

Favorite place to drink:

Hatchet Tap and Table

Local Tip:

Best swimming hole: Bolton Pot Holes

Must Do:

Hike up Mount Mansfield at night and see the sun come up in the morning!