Explore Vermont:

With its cows and red barns, village greens and white-steepled churches, Vermont is all about classic scenes that tug at American heart strings. It is named for the state’s hilly spine, the Green Mountains, or “verts monts”, seen by French explorers 400 years ago. One was Champlain, who gave his name to the long, narrow lake – the state’s “western border” that stretches for 120 miles.

Today, Vermont caters to all tastes: rustic and sophisticated, active-minded and do-nothing. It has more craft breweries and artisan cheese makers per head than any other state. Vermont is also very proud of its 100% pure maple syrup which you can buy at roadside stands, Farmers’ & Artisans’ Markets, farms and, of course, supermarkets.

It is also the most famous of the states of New England when it comes to the annual changing of the leaves, and the display attracts many visitors, or “leaf peepers”, particularly at weekends, so if you are looking to visit at this time, booking early is recommended.

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