The Green Mountains range dominates Vermont’s geography. Much of the forests in the state have hardwoods and conifers, and most of the remaining open land is used for agricultural purposes. Vermont has warm, humid summers, and the winters are mostly cold and snowy. It is located in the New England region of the United States and is the only state in the area that does not border the Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to read on and learn more about visiting this beautiful state.
First, a little history…
For hundreds of years, the area now called Vermont was inhabited by indigenous people. It later became a part of the Kingdom of France. However, the territory was ceded to Great Britain when France faced defeat in the Seven-year-long war in 1763. For many years Vermont’s possession was disputed by New York and New Hampshire. It was finally admitted to the union as the 14th state of the United States in 1791 when New York ultimately gave up its claim to Vermont in 1790.
Travel Guides for this State
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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park has a working farm and a Victorian mansion. The park’s formal gardens are designed by some of the most renowned American landscape architects. The mansion has a Victorian-style interior and is undoubtedly a work of art. The park also has picturesque hiking and cross-country skiing trails so that adults can enjoy their time to the fullest. For its visitors to better understand the forestry practices, there are park rangers that can also help them identify different plants and trees in the park.
Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour
Ben and Jerry’s is one of Vermont’s most famous tourist attractions, and it’s no wonder why; who doesn’t like ice cream? The makers of world-famous ice cream first started in Vermont. The factory tour is equally popular between children and adults as it offers a thirty-minute guided tour where visitors can see the workers making the ice cream and learn the whole process from a guide. You will see everything from making the ice cream to its packaging. The factory not only provides its visitors with samples of the day’s flavor, but they can also visit the flavor graveyard where the now discontinued flavors are put to rest.
It is an open-air museum that houses a diverse collection of paintings, textiles, quilts, and folk arts. Shelburne museum isn’t just a single building but has several other restored historic buildings. A total of thirty-nine buildings make up the Shelburne Museum. It is a reflection of the state’s history and America’s folk traditions. The museum has a collection of more than 150,000 works depicting Vermont’s rich culture and history.
Some other notable places:
Cabot Cheese Food Tour
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Montshire Museum of Science
Rock of Ages Quarry and Hope Cemetery
Green Mountain National Forest
Bennington Battle Monument
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