With its rolling hills, bountiful meadows and tall peaked mountains, Vermont has rightfully earned its nickname as the Green Mountain State. During autumn, the state reveals the most colorful of foliage in red, orange and gold, and it is a stunning place for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. As winter approaches, you’ll find plenty of activities as well – skiing, snowboarding and even ice fishing. Burlington and Bennington have a fun college atmosphere. As the nation’s leading producer of maple syrup and the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, it’s a sweet place to call home.
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Home to Vermont’s historic State House and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, Central Vermont has plenty of activities, both inside and outside, to keep you entertained. Located at the foot of the Green Mountains, Bristol is one of Central Vermont’s main attractions. Its entire downtown is a National Historic District. Friendly village shops satisfy every interest, including music, antiques, arts and shopping for local produce at farmers markets.
Montpelier has the distinction of being the smallest state capital in the United States, with a population of just over 8,000 people. It’s a small town with big-city amenities – a lively arts and music scene, great restaurants (largely due to the presence of the New England Culinary Institute), excellent schools and an active community life. There are lots of opportunities to participate in local government, recreation, the faith and wisdom communities, and healthy lifestyles.
Southern Vermont invites exploration through its scenic back roads, historic towns and picturesque villages. Windham County is blessed with a dynamic art community in which art galleries thrive. Outdoor activities abound, from skiing to fishing to mountain biking. The living is easy, and the fall foliage is stunning.