16 Things Longtime Vermonters Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

There will probably always be a debate as to what makes someone a “Vermonter.” Many say you have to be born here, others believe you need to have a few generations born in the 802, and some feel that they’ve lived here long enough and love it so much that they feel native to the Green Mountain State. Let’s face the facts that newbies will be coming to our state, and the old timers could share a few words of wisdom with these folks. Let’s put our birth certificates aside and have some fun for a moment while we give these newcomers to Vermont a little advice.

While we’re on the subject, here are 15 things no self-respecting Vermonter would ever do.