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Vermont | The Green Mountain State

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The mountains of Vermont are impossibly green—so much so that its name, given by early French explorers, literally translates as “Green Mountain.” Rolling fields highlight vintage red barns, and when all that green bursts into flaming color in autumn, Vermont’s white-clapboard and brick villages sparkle against that glorious backdrop. State of VermontMountain resorts like Stowe offer diversions long past ski season, while Rockefeller and Vanderbilt wealth has left its mark around the state for all to enjoy, with spectacular farm estates in Woodstock and Shelburne (where there’s also a museum with a unique collection of Americana). And although Vermont may be the only New England state not on the ocean, it has its own majestic Lake Champlain—and possibly its very own resident sea monster. From artisans’ galleries to maple treats, Vermont puts its own proud stamp on classic New England.

Vermont Destinations

  • Shelburne, VT | Where Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms Meet

    Shelburne, VT | Where Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms Meet

    Call it a seriously bizarre case of mistaken identity. It's hard to believe that Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms are frequently mistaken for one another, or sometimes lumped together into a single entity. Both are national treasures, outstanding resources in their respective fields (sustainability and Americana), but only one is plunked down in...Read more

Vermont Articles

  • Bennington, Vermont | Could You Live Here?

    Bennington, Vermont | Could You Live Here?

    Robert Frost’s final resting place lies in Bennington, Vermont, a small town that loves artists. The plates are singing like magpies at the Blue Benn Diner, a shiny bullet-shaped time capsule in Bennington, Vermont, that’s been around since 1948. Awash in pancakes and nostalgia, we’re flipping through the booth’s mini-jukebox, two...Read more

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  • Vermont

    Listen as Judson Hale, Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, talks about his experiences with Vermonters and their unwavering common sense.
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