Romancing Vermont - Most Popular Spots
The Green Mountains of Vermont serve as its borderline with New Hampshire to the east, Massachusetts to the south, New York to its west, and the Canadian territory of Quebec to its north. Vermont's history includes two Native American tribes, the Iroquois and the Abenaki. It was colonized by the French. However, the French were driven away and in the middle of the 1700s, Vermont was occupied by the British. The battle that brought the Brits into power in the state is what we now call the Seven Years’ War or the French and Indian War. These diverse cultures have molded the present day Vermont citizen.
Maple syrup is abundant in Vermont and the state is the largest producer of the product. The state’s capital is Montpelier but its most populated city is Burlington which accounts for at least 30% of the state’s total population. Vermont is one of the most visited states because of its numerous attractions and tourism has been an important industry to the state. Vermont is most visited during winter because of its many winter activities with ski resorts aplenty – Bromley, jay Peak, Mount Snow, Suicide Six, Okemo, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen, Stratton, and the Burke Mountain Ski Area. Some of the popular resort towns in the state include Woodstock, Wilmington, Quechee, Manchester, and Stowe.
Lake Champlain is a favorite tourist destination and for years now, visitors have enjoyed ice fishing during winter, lake fishing, and trout fishing. For the more adventurous spirit, there are challenging treks on Long Trail and the Catamount Trail. A National Historic Landmark, the American Precision Museum showcases the birth of the American Industrial revolution. Vermont Basketville is an old barn full of handcrafted items. Visit the largest and oldest American art pottery. Award winning historical exhibits and interactive programs await you at the Billings Farm and Museum. For wine lovers, the Valley Winery and Spirits vineyard offers free tours and tasting.