23 Surprising Things You May Not Expect When Moving To Vermont

People everywhere come and go, and sometimes they land here in the Green Mountain State.  If you’re new here… Welcome!

Certain images and stereotypes come to mind when people picture living in Vermont.  Maybe they think they will live in an 1800s farmhouse and raise some chickens or maybe they will go into business for themselves tapping trees to make and sell their own syrup (It takes about 40-60 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup so don’t quit your day job!).  Regardless of what people have in mind, there are a few things that always surprise them.  These things vary depending on where they came from, but here are some things we’ve heard from newbies over the years.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What do you think newcomers should know?  If you are new to Vermont, what surprised you?