Vermonters are known to be proud people, and rightfully so! Our state may not be the biggest or the most populated (and we like it that way!) but we are not short on reasons why we are proud of the great state of Vermont.
1. We have the best maple syrup.
Vermonters make the best maple syrup and we're pretty serious about it. It's made by hardworking folks and it makes life a lot sweeter.
2. Excellent farm to table dining.
From the eggs, to veggies to the meat, everything we have is fresh, fresh, fresh.
3. We have incredible natural swimming holes.
Surrounded by nature, Vermont is filled with magical places to cool down on a hot summer day.
4. We have the best foliage.
There is a good reason why people travel from all over the world to see the reds, oranges and yellows that paint the landscape during the fall.
5. Magnificent views.
Each and every season makes the views ever changing and always magnificent.
6. Beautiful covered bridges.
With over 100 covered bridges in the state, these picturesque and functional bridges make the landscape even more charming.
7. Vermont has the best farmers markets.
If we don't grow it ourselves, we know the people who did.
8. Our country stores have everything we need.
If they don't sell it, you probably don't need it.
9. Some important things were invented in Vermont.
For instance, the modern clothespin and stamps.
10. We have the best skiing in the east.
The skiing is great, and the apres ski is even better.
11. Vermont has epic hiking trails.
Most notably is the Long Trail, which follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont state line to the Canadian border, crossing Vermont’s highest peaks.
12. Two U.S. Presidents hail from the Green Mountain State.
Both Calvin Coolidge and Chester Alan Arthur were born in small farming communities, and left Vermont to attain political prominence.
13. Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery.
The 1777 constitution entitles Vermont to claim to be the first U.S. state to have abolished slavery.
14. Vermonters are no strangers to the Olympics.
Vermont had the most American Olympians per capita at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
15. Vermont is safe.
16. We are also healthy.
For the fourth consecutive year, Vermont has been named the nation’s healthiest state by the United Health Foundation. The state has steadily risen in the last 20-plus years of the group’s America’s Health Rankings, moving from 20th in 1990 to the top spot today.
17. We can pick fresh fruit just about anywhere.
And boy is it juicy!
18. Whenever you come back vacation and realize there really is no place like home.
Vermont = home sweet home.
We’ve got a thing or two to be proud of—and this list just scratches the surface. If you
must leave, here are a few things people miss the most about Vermont when they’re gone.