Whether you’ve lived in Vermont your whole life or came once for a visit, there is something magical about Vermont that touches your soul. If you’ve moved elsewhere, a piece of your heart will always remain in the Green Mountain State, and here are 23 reasons why a part of us will always be here, wanting to come back.
1. Fresh air
Breathing in the clean air wherever you go is something that we never take for granted.
2. Farmer's Markets
These are much more than friendly farmers selling fresh produce, they're a place to see friends and neighbors to catch up and enjoy one of the many offerings at various booths. From smoothies to pizza to handmade scarfs to live music, each week you'll find something new.
3. Starry nights
The clean air brings clear nights, and stargazing in Vermont is spectacular.
The soothing sights and sounds of a gushing waterfall is so relaxing, and lucky for us, Vermont is full of them.
It's not hard to find a place to be alone with your thoughts and enjoy the silence.
6. Country roads
The back roads of Vermont take you to places you never knew existed. Getting lost has never been more fun!
7. Natural beauty
We don't need to add things to make our scenery interesting. We appreciate the simple and natural beauty that surrounds us.
8. State Parks
With over 50 state parks in our small state, we can always go and hike, bike, camp or swim close by.
We admire on it, ski on it, play in it, and eat maple syrup off of it. Vermonters love their snow.
10. Sounds of the night.
From owls to crickets, the countryside sounds of the night are magical.
11. Green up day
You'll find plenty of green bags and smiles on Vermont's annual Green Up Day which is the first Saturday every May. Friends, neighbors, co-workers, students and more all gather together and clean up any litter, keeping our Green Mountain State GREEN!
Deer, moose and feathered friends are abound.
There is a reason why people travel from all over the world to see the foliage in Vermont. There is simply no better place to be in autumn.
14. It doesn't take long to get to the country... or the city.
Since Vermont is so small, it doesn't take long to get somewhere totally different. Need a break from the city? No problem! Hop in your car and in a matter of minutes you could be surrounded by nature.
15. Maple syrup
Once you've had the real thing, there's no going back. It simply makes life a little sweeter.
16. Friendly people
Vermonters are genuinely good people. That's a fact.
17. The smell of spreading season.
Despite what is actually being spread, the distinct smell of spreading season smells like... home.
18. Soothing waters
From large lakes to small rivers, the natural waters found in Vermont are spectacular.
19. Farm stands
We love having roadside farm stands to get our fresh fruits and veggies. Most of them are still honor system!
20. The Vermont sky
Oh those blue skies...
21. Covered bridges
They aren't just historical, they're a functioning part our lives.
The colors, silhouettes and endless hiking opportunities make the breathtaking mountains one of the best things about Vermont.
23. There is always something new to explore.
Whether you're hiking up a mountain or enjoying an afternoon under a shady tree, there is always something new to find, and love, in Vermont.