Vermont is a state that is best enjoyed outdoors. Although it’s the only New England state that doesn’t have a sea shore, its border with Lake Champlain more than compensates. The largest city in the state, Burlington, sits on the lake and affords magnificent views of the water as well as offering many sporting and recreation opportunities.
Vermont is, without doubt, one of the prettiest states in America. The red barns, hills, white-steepled churches, village greens and twisting country roads you’ll find throughout Vermont represent ‘traditional America’.
It is not surprising that British visitors love this state, named after its hilly spine, the Green Mountains (‘verts monts’ in French). Below the peaks of these majestic mountains, you’ll find friendly little towns and cozy country inns where you’re guaranteed the best in hospitality.
So much of New England is about food! Try clam chowder infamous Quincy Market Food Hall, fresh lobster anywhere in Maine and, of course, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made in Vermont.
Enjoy a summer boat ride aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen or a lunch cruise on the Northern Lights cruise ship on the 125-mile long Lake Champlain.
In the spring the maples are tapped for their famous maple syrup which is second to none and with the natural progression of nature and the seasons, it follows that its hillsides are ablaze with brilliant colours in the autumn. The Green Mountains offer some fabulous skiing opportunities in the winter too.