Vermont. The state’s name conjures up visions of beautiful, scenic autumn views of varied
Fall colors, ski resorts, Maple Syrup, and
cheeses. And, don’t forget the historical significance of the state steeped in its fields, old homes, small towns, and cities. Vermont
I never lived in
, but have visited there, including the capital city of Vermont and toured the downtown area. I loved it so much I told my husband I’d like to retire to an old, Victorian home or quaint colonial house there. Montpelier
wasn’t one of the 13 Original Colonies since, in 1776, it was still claimed as part of Vermont . Independent Vermont was created in 1777. Ethan Allen and others recruited an informal militia – Green Mountain Boys – to protect local interests. Vermonters took part in the American Revolution. New Hampshire became a state in 1791. Vermont
Tourism: Definitely a place to visit for sports such as skiing, lake/trout/ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding. Hunting is also a big attraction. Visiting historical homes, colonial villages, covered bridges from the past, bring many tourists.
We also visited a few Cheese companies, never refused samples, and bought delightful cheeses. Visit http://www.vtcheese.com/cheesetrail.htm for a guide to
farms/factories/outlets. You’ll love the sights and smell of different varieties of cheeses produced all over the state. Vermont
Who can resist the wonderful, sweet taste of Maple Syrup?
is the largest producer of pure maple syrup in the world. Our family visited one of the many Sugarhouses and took a tour. We got to see maple being harvested from trees, watched how the Sugarhouse turned it into various products, had samples, and bought delicious products to bring home. Visit a Maple Sugarhouse: http://vermontmaple.org/open-year-round.php Vermont
Curse of Brunswick Springs: Ripley's Believe it or Not called it the "Eighth Wonder of the World" in 1984. To Abenaki American Indians, it is a sacred spot with natural healing powers. Any development/business attempted here, fails. http://www.vermonter.com/brunswick-springs.asp
Where is Ethan Allen, controversial Revolutionary War hero, buried? Under the eight-foot statue and the 35-foot granite column at
Former funeral home in
Much more can be learned by visiting the sites listed above!
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