Vermont January 21, 2017
19 Undeniable Reasons Why The World Wouldn’t Be The Same Without Vermont
The world changes every day. Sometimes these changes are so subtle that we don’t realize how it can change the way the world unfolds in the long run. Our little state has certainly made an impact on this great big world, and whether subtle or game changing, the world simply not be the same without Vermont.
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:
1. Hikes would just be walks in the woods.
If you want a real challenge that’s rewarding and gorgeous, the Long Trail which spans the state is a hike like none other.
2. Syrup would be made in factories with artificial ingredients.
The best thing about our maple syrup is that it’s made the old fashioned way by true Vermonters.
3. Wisconsin cheese would be king.
Ok, it’s good, but VT cheese are much, much better.
4. Foliage would just be OK.
In other states there might be a tree, or even a patch of trees with brightly colored leaves come autumn, but there’s nothing like looking out at unobstructed mountain views covered in reds, oranges and yellows.
5. Snowboards wouldn’t be as good. Probably not as popular either.
After all, Vermont is the birthplace of Burton snowboards.
6. In 2009, Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage by state legislature.
Vermont is welcoming and supportive of all its citizens, and this historic first is a serious source of well-deserved pride for Vermonters.
7. Not only would the geography be different…
But “49 States” doesn’t have that same ring as the round number of 50.
8. Skiing in the east wouldn’t be nearly as good. Vermont has the best skiing this side of Colorado.
Vermont has the best skiing this side of Colorado.
9. How would people know what it’s like to be friendly?
Our hospitality is contagious.
10. The same goes for helping hands.
If everyone who experienced help and kindness while visiting Vermont paid it forward, the world would quickly become a better place.
11. Who else would describe where the Canadian border is located?
People in the Green Mountain State often get the questions “What state is Vermont in?” and “Is VT a part of Canada?”
12. Where would the cows live?
In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.
13. Would every window be straight?
Vermonters are known to be resourceful, and the perfect example is our
14. Vermont is the birthplace of presidents.
Two U.S. Presidents were born in VT: Calvin Coolidge and Chester Alan Arthur.
15. Processed food would be more popular.
Vermont is famous for its farm to table dining, and we’re showing everyone how good it is. Naturally, they will follow us trailblazers!
16. We were the first to officially mandate equality for all.
The 1777 constitution entitles Vermont to claim to be the first U.S. state to have abolished slavery.
17. Olympic results wouldn’t be as strong.
Vermont has produced many Olympic athletes, and 16 athletes who grew up or trained in Vermont competed in the last games in Sochi.
18. Beer across the world would have lower standards.
Heady Topper, the beer that has been called the best in the world, is made right here in Vermont. Check it out
19. Just think of the sunsets and other picture perfect scenes that would be lost.
It’s really beautiful here each and every day.
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