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Vermont: The Green Mountain State

Vermont: The Green Mountain State
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by in Mar 2008

Samuel Champlain no doubt named the countryside in summer (Vermont means “green mountain” in French). If he’d come in early October, he would have called it Rougemont. That’s when the hills light up with the scarlets and oranges of the maples, the somber bronzes of the oaks, and the acid yellows of birches and beeches. The north-south Route 100 cuts right through the heart of brightness. We’ll look for you at the scenic turnout.

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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7 Responses to Vermont: The Green Mountain State

  1. Jonathan Spiller October 13, 2008 at 6:17 pm #

    I love Vermont. The Mountains, animals,scenic views, covered bridges. A good Bed and Breakfast ids the Carriage House of Woodstock, Vermont. I went there for a few days in October 2007.

  2. Gerry Kimmitt January 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    My husband and I visited Vermont in 2005. We were looking for a special place to picnic and found Jamaica State Park, I believe it was a little bit north of Brattleboro. October is the best time, before they open the dam, as the small river that runs along the park is spectacular. We went back two years later in May, but the river was high and you couldn’t walk down to the banks. I love New England in general, but that was a very special memory for both of us.

  3. Laura Lewandowski December 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    My husband and I love Vermont so much that we plan to move there in a few months. Visits and vacations just don’t do it anymore.

  4. Ben Schaeffer January 23, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    No matter where in the world I am, or where I’m living, the spirit and beauty of Vermont always lures me home. As I start to wind up a nearly ten-year stretch of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, city life has grown tiresome, and memories of crisp, fresh Fall air, vibrant blue skies, brilliant foliage colors, endless snowy days of dazzling sunshine, and the smell of a wood-burning stove are all making me homesick. Well, in 2014, I will be back in the Green Mountain State, a state that has been my home (on and off) since 1978. Yankee Readers look for my new B&B, which will be opening sometime in the late Fall/early Winter of 2014/2015, in South Newfane, Vt, located between Brattleboro and the Mount Snow Ski Resort. Website launch is planned for mid-Fall 2014. I can’t wait! It will be so good to come home!

    Ben A. Schaeffer, future proprietor of Ben’s Rainbow House B&B, South Newfane, Vt.

  5. Diane Pouliot September 3, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    I am kinda shocked that after reading the latest Yankee Magazine about the Best Foliage towns, I looked at this article and it seems that the corridor from Burlington to Pownal is not even mentioned. Route 7 and Route 7A Historical are not only historical routes that the Ethan Allen Boys walked and rode, but have some of the finest scenery, antiques, restaurants, independently owned motels/hotels/inn, independent book stores and as voted by Yankee readers–the #1 and #2 Foliage towns-Manchester VT and Middlebury, VT. Designer Outlets, finest skiing in the Northeast and yet-FORGOTTEN ON OUR VT MAP!

  6. Julia Purdy September 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Vermont will be open for business this foliage season, Irene notwithstanding. We are working as hard as anyone can to put our roads and bridges back together. Go to http://www.aot.state.vt.us for a Google map showing closures, reopened roads, and bridges out. Above all, please be patient with us, observe all road signs, and be courteous. We’re going to be bruised for a long time, but we’ll welcome your smiling faces. Just be gentle and don’t expect too much.

  7. Doug Williams December 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    We love the Wilmington Mt Snow area. We know of at a fantastic B&B the Nutmeg Inn. if you have AAA or are a teacher or a senior they give you a 10% DISCOUNT. The rooms have wood burning fireplaces, private baths and they serve FREE wine in the afternoon and a huge fantastic complimentary breakfast. It is the BEST.

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