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.

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/

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