Go to Vermont
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After traveling through the entire United States for a few months we came to the conclusion that Vermont is one of the coolest states in the US. It is famous for its beautiful landscape, unspoiled wilderness, breathtaking fall colors, maple syrup and idyllic villages. Vermont is like a landscape from a picture book and in this state you will experience laid-back country life which is still pure and simple.
Vermont is located in the northwestern part of the US, in the New England area. This 'Green Mountain State' owes its name to the dense forestation and the uneven landscape. Only around 600.000 people live in Vermont, making it a lot less densely populated than the other states in the country.
The mix of local farmers and import New Yorkers who have sought refuge here since the sixties 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 needs to be on your itinerary since it 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.
Where to stay
If you are looking for a spectacular sustainable place to stay in Burlington we recommend Hotel Vermont. The location of the accommodation is perfect, super close to church street with all the nice restaurants and shops. The hotel used local designers and furniture makers for its modern and rustic interior. Every little detail you find in the hotel is made by local artists supporting the local economy.
There are two restaurants that serve mainly locally raised meats, Vermont cheeses, in-season vegetables, and even home-brewed spirits for adults. This really is a great little gem in the heart of Burlington. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.2.
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.
Vermont's leave changing fall season usually begins early to mid-September and extends into late October. Click here for more climate details n Burlington.
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