Go to Vermont
Vermont is one of the nicest states in the US and should be on your bucket list. It is famous for its beautiful landscape, unspoiled wilderness, breathtaking fall colors, idyllic villages with white houses and churches, dairy products and maple syrup. It is also known for its progressive politics and its independent political thinking.
Vermont is located in northwestern America, in the New England area. This 'Green Mountain State' owes its name to the dense forestation and the uneven landscape. Only 620.000 people live in Vermont, making it a lot less densely populated than the other states in the area.
The mix of local farmers and import New Yorkers who have sought refuge here since the 1960s creates a European-looking social structure in an American environment. It is not without reason that Ben & Jerry's, the colorful ice makers, are based here.
There are only a few cities of which Bennington, Rutland and Burlington are the largest. Burlington is located on Lake Champlain, the gigantic lake that forms the border with New York and extends to Canada. Across the lake you can see the Adirondack Mountains. Burlington is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Montpelier, the capital, is a small town of only 10,000 inhabitants, centrally located in Vermont, and could be a good base for excursions.
Best time to visit
Summers in Vermont are not too hot but very pleasant. It has a beautiful spring and autumn, but cold winters with a lot of snow. This makes Vermont also a perfect destination to go skiing. Green Mountains is the most important mountain range in Vermont and extends from the Canadian border to Massachusetts. Click here for the average weather in Burlington.
Where to stay
If you are looking for a spectacular place we recommend the Manchester View in Manchester. The location of the accommodation is breathtaking. They have a large selection of diners and many nice hiking possibilities in the area. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.3 and you can book it here.