Every traveler has some kind of travel bucket list with places, he/she wants to see. So do we! Our bucket list is changed at least few times per year. Nevertheless, we have never thought of Vermont travel.
Travel to Vermont might not have been on our bucket list, but that’s just another proof that life is not something you can plan. Life is all about moments and if they take you somewhere unexpectedly, it is better to just go with the flow.
Before our Vermont travel, we did not know anything about it. Luckily our acquaintance, living in Vermont, helped us with planning and the whole travel to Vermont was much easier from then on.
Vermont is the 6th smallest state in area and the 2nd smallest according to its population of 50 United States. The capital of Vermont, Montpelier, has only 7.855 inhabitants, what makes it the smallest populated capital in the States. Before Europeans (French) settled in Vermont area, it was originally inhabited by two Native American tribes (the Algonquian and the Iroquois).
Vermont is known as a green and mountain country. You will know why, when travel to Vermont. More than 75% of the area is covered in forest. The name Vermont might came from the French name Les Verts Monts, meaning Green Mountains.
Vermont lies right under Canada and has for seasons. Spring, summer and autumn are perfect for hikers, cyclists, fishermen and all water sport enthusiast. If you prefer winter, you should travel to Vermont during cold and snowy months. The area gives great joy to skiers, snowboarders and cross country skiers. Tourism is a big deal in Vermont.
Travel to Vermont is not good just for outdoor activities, but also to enjoy crafted beer and visiting to distilleries. Vermont has a really good selection for all tastes and budgets.
If you like ice-cream you might consider travel to Vermont just because of Ben & Jerry’s. Taking part in a factory tour sounds interesting and yummy. Don’t forget about the famous Teddy Bears, which history goes back all the way to President Roosevelt.
Travel to Vermont is indeed charming, especially when you pass some of their covered bridges from 19th Century. Vermont has over 100 covered bridges, which were built with a roof to extend their life expectancy. Sun, rain and snow make unpleasant condition for wood material and if the bridges would not be built as covered bridges, they would only last for 10-15 years.
Years ago Vermont was known as an agricultural state. You can still notice some large farmers when travel to Vermont. But there are fewer than before. We recommend you to take time and stop in some local shops, where their products are being sold. Before buying any of them, you can also taste them. Go for cheeses and jams. Yum!!
Travel to Vermont and around it is best with your own transport. Renting a car is highly recommended. The best kept secrets are always a little bit hidden from the main roads. It is said that Vermont is most beautiful in autumn, when all the maple leaves turn gold, brown and reddish. We already were amazed over the countryside and landscape and we did travel to Vermont in June. We might return here again in autumn, just to see Vermont in all its colorful glory. It should be fantastic, as it was already beautiful now.