The Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont is in every American schoolchild’s history book. Remember the Green Mountain Boys and the Revolutionary War? This New England state shares its northern border with Quebec, Canada, and yes, it produces more maple syrup than any other state!
Burlington, in northwest Vermont, has a picture-perfect setting on Lake Champlain and is only a two hour drive north to Montreal, Canada. Containing about a third of the state’s population, you will find a number of Vermont hotels from which to choose for your stay in the Burlington-South Burlington area. Visit the Ethan Allen Homestead which has preserved a bit of 18th century farm life, or Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory to satisfy your sweet tooth. The city’s lake setting offers a couple excellent outdoor facilities: Button Bay State Park, right on the shoreline, is popular for hiking, boating, fishing, sailing and visiting the Nature Center; to really get away from it all, try the excellent camping offered at Grand Isle State Park, on a 3 mile by 14 mile island in Lake Champlain. Sugarbush and Stowe Mountain Resorts, both about an hour from Burlington, offer first-class skiing and golfing opportunities.
The smallest Capital city in the U.S., Montpelier is situated in north central Vermont and is twin cities with Barre. Travel about an hour south of Montpelier to Woodstock, site of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Experience miles of scenic carriage roads and trails, perfect in the winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; climb Mount Tom's South Peak for an incredible view. Vermont isn’t nicknamed “The Green Mountain State” for nothing!