Vermont

Vermont

Twelve-thousand years ago, indigenous peoples lived in the area now known as Vermont. Later, the same region was known for the Abenaki and Mohawk tribes. The French arrived and war ensued with the British until finally Vermont became part of the United States. Fast forward to today and Vermont is home to a massive, beautiful forest known for its autumn extravagance as well as more winter sports places than any other location in New England. Vermont is also known for its iconic dairy barns even though farming has declined over the years. The name ‘Vermont’ may have originated from the french ‘Les Mont Vers’ which means ‘the green mountains.’

Vermont Videos: This 2-minute video shows and names 13 of Vermont’s top attractions. This 5-minute video features drone footage of gorgeous Vermont fall foliage.

FunFacts about Vermont: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders the U.S. states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Vermont is the second-smallest by population and the sixth-smallest by area of the 50 U.S. states. The most populous city, Burlington, is the least populous city to be the most populous city in a state. (Source)
  • The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States.
  • As of 2019, Vermont was the leading producer of maple syrup in the U.S.
  • In terms of crime and safety statistics, Vermont has ranked #1 as the safest state in the country.
  • Indigenous people have lived in Vermont for 12,000 years.
  • Historically, the native American tribes known as the Algonquian-speaking Abenaki and Iroquoian-speaking Mohawk lived in this area at the time the Europeans began arriving.
  • In the 1700s, the area Vermont inhabited was claimed by the French and was called New France.
  • The name ‘Vermont’ may have come from the French words ‘Les Monts Verts’, which means ‘the Green Mountains’.
  • Vermont is 9,614 square miles in size and is completely landlocked.
  • The Green Mountains in Vermont form a north–south spine running almost the entire length of the state.
  • Lake Champlain is the sixth-largest body of fresh water in the United States and separates Vermont from New York in the northwest portion of the state.
  • Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont.
  • Weather, quote: Vermont has a humid continental climate, with muddy springs, in general a mild early summer, hot Augusts; it has colorful autumns: Vermont’s hills reveal red, orange, and (on sugar maples) gold foliage as cold weather approaches. (Source)
  • Vermont has five distinct regions: the Northeastern Highlands, the Green Mountains, the Taconic Mountains, the Champlain Lowlands, and the Vermont Piedmont.
  • Vermont has a population of about 626,000 people.
  • Dairy farming is the primary source of agricultural revenue.
  • Dairy barns have become an iconic image of Vermont.
  • Farming has declined significantly in the past sixty years, but this has helped the forests to expand, quote: Over 78% of the land area of the state is forested compared to only 37% forest in 1880s when sheep farming was at its peak and large amounts of acreage were cleared for grazing land. (Source)
  • Some of the largest ski areas in New England are located in Vermont.
  • The state fruit of Vermont is the apple and the hermit thrush is the state bird.
  • Some famous Vermonters are: Pearl S. Buck, author, John Deere, founder of Deere & Company, Rudyard Kipling, author, Norman Rockwell, painter, author, and illustrator and Rudy Vallée, singer and actor.

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