Vermont March 15, 2018
12 Undeniable Differences Between The Northern And Southern Parts Of Vermont
The Green Mountain State may be small, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t big differences between the Northern and Southern VT. After all, one of the best things about this state is that there is always something new and exciting to discover, and what you’ll find is that things can be a bit different depending on where you are. Let’s have a little fun and look at some of the things that aren’t always the same state wide, shall we?
1. The great divide.
Many claim that anything south of Route 4 really belongs to Massachusetts and New York.
2. High peaks
While size doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, you'll find the tallest mountains up north.
3. Howdy neighbor!
With a closer proximity to Boston and NYC, you may see more of a neighboring influence in the southern part of the state.
4. Burlington's funny proximity to VT can be found in the north.
With a large number of newbies in that area, people often joke saying "I love Burlington! And it's so close to Vermont!"
5. Oh, that NEK...
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is full of wide open spaces and sparsely populated towns. This northern sprawl of peace and quiet is the perfect place to unplug and unwind.
6. Leaf peepers take note!
The Vermont foliage is spectacular across the state, that’s for sure. However, when it’s peak in one area, that doesn’t mean it’s the same state wide.
7. What's on your plate?
Both white and yellow license plates are abound in Southern Vermont.
The closer you are to Canada, the more you can expect to see signs in French and distances measured in Kilometers.
Snowmobiles are great for a joy ride in many areas of the south. However, in some places up north, they may be your only option at times!
10. Northern lights.
Looking for a natural light show? You’re way more likely to spot one in the north.
11. Border crossings.
In the north, going up takes you to another country. In the south, no passport required to leave the state.
12. Wildlife adventures.
Sure you may be able to spot a moose, eagle and other wildlife anywhere in Vermont, but if you want to increase your odds of seeing one, head up north. The NEK is the place for you!
While there are differences between the northern and southern VT, there are
21 undeniable things everyone who’s moved away from Vermont has thought at least once.