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Transport

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Vermont - Ben&Jerry's . cowmobile - s.m. photo

Accomodation

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Vermont - Manchester - Hotel Equinox - s.v. photo

Food

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Vermont - corn chowder - l.h. photo

Shopping

Brattleboro Farmers' Market

Vermont - Brattleboro Winter Farmers' market - black garlic - p.h. photo

Vermont - Brattleboro Area Farmers Market - wood-fired pancakes made with ... - t.s. photo

Vermont - Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market - info

Public safety

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Vermont - Williston - j.k. photo

Background

Vermont - The Green Mountain State - k.m. photo

Destination in brief

Vermont's name comes from the French "Les verts monts" - meaning "the green mountains". That is a hint at the beautiful Green Mountains. Vermont is nicknamed "The Green Mountain State".

Neighbors: Canada (north), New Hampshire (east), Massachusetts (south), New York State (west).

Size: 24,923 km²  (9,614 sq mi)

Population (in 2020): 624,000 - 94% White, 1.6% Asian, 1,3% Black or African American

Vermont is among the four least religious US states (with Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine). Only 34% of the adult population is in the category of highly religious.

83% of Vermonters live in areas that are considered rural (towns/villages/unincorporated areas with populations of less than 2500).

Capital city: Montpelier

The ratio of dairy cows to people is higher in Vermont than in any other US state.

Geography

Vermont is the only New England state with no coast.

Mt. Mansfield is Vermont's highest peak at 1,107 meters (4,400 ft).

Climate

Compared to other New England states, in Vermont, the summers are relatively short, but mild and with a few rainy days only. In contrast, winters are very long and very cold. Snowfalls are quite extensive, and temperatures fluctuate between -13 and +3 ° C.

The Indian Summer starts late summer and lasts until autumn. That is the best time to visit Vermont because nature is incredible.   

People

Vermonters like to call flatlander anyone from elsewhere.

Tourist etiquette

1. Local drivers of Vermont don’t usually beep their horns and find it weird when tourists do.

Attractions

Stowe

Montpelier

Burlington

Shelburne Museum

Green Mountain National Forest

Quechee Gorge

Lake Champlain

Montshire Museum of Science

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