Vermont History and Attractions

By | July 25, 2022

According to, Vermont is a state in the far northeastern part of the United States. Vermont borders Quebec to the north, Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, and New York State to the west. The state is crossed from north to south by the chain of the Green Mountains, hence the name of the country itself, of French origin, in fact it means Monte Verde. Vermont is a small state and has just over 650,000 inhabitants.

The climate is generally continental, with cold winters and sub-zero temperatures in the mountains and hot but humid summers.


The independent soul of the state has always characterized the atmosphere of Vermont and influenced its historical passages. During the War of Independence, Vermont under the leadership of Ethan Allen managed to keep itself free from the British, although upon Allen’s death, Vermont passed under the United States after only two years.

However, Vermont has always tried to demonstrate its possibility of living free from other central powers, creating a traditional economy based on farming and agriculture with fields of wheat, corn alongside dairies for cheeses of all kinds and maple syrups..

Places to visit

According to, Montpellier is the very small capital, with just under 8000 inhabitants. The city still maintains an environment far from the consumerism of the great American urban centers.

Burlington is certainly a more attractive city because it is larger even if it maintains modest dimensions that make it very livable, but above all it is located along Lake Chamberlain, a university center with a social life worthy of a larger city. It is cosmopolitan and full of activity, despite the serenity of a provincial town.

It is Central Vermont that is particularly striking for all those who like to enter the villages linked to old traditions, but also for winter sports lovers with attractive ski resorts.

In Southern Vermont you can still find towns that instead maintain a vintage 1960s lifestyle, especially in Brattleboro. In this area it is also possible to hike among the paths created within the majestic and extensive Green Mountain National Forest.

A very particular itinerary is the one proposed along the VT100. It is a road that runs through rural Vermont and winds through gentle hills, small mountains, where you can admire grazing animals, even walking along marked trails. Along the way you can visit large farms and cross small villages, the typical ones with wooden churches with white bell towers that dominate the horizon of nature.

Here there are also artisan shops where you can buy pottery or other country-style objects, as well as eat in rustic restaurants where products from the surrounding lands are served.

NAMED: “The Green Mountain State”
ORIGIN NAME: It is the state of the green mountains, as also indicated by the name derived from the French Vert Mont, the green mountain.
CAPITAL: Montpelier
MEMBER UNION SINCE: March 4, 1791 (14th state)
CAPITAL POPULATION: 7,477 residents
MOTTO: “Vermont, Freedom and Unity”
TREE: Sugar Maple
BIRD: Hermit Thrush
FLOWER: Red Clover
SONG: Hail, Vermont
THE FLAG: The image on a blue background is a scene painting. You can see a pine, a cow and the sheaves of wheat, in the distance the green mountains. The branches of the pine surround a screen. The name “Vermont” and the state motto “Freedom and Unity” are displayed in a crimson banner.
AGRICULTURE: Dairy products, livestock, hay, apples, maple products.
INDUSTRY: Electronic equipment, fabricated metal products, paper products, tourism.

Vermont state economy

Vermont has traditionally been New England’s most important agricultural region. Since the end of the Second World War, however, its economy has gradually diversified, and industry and tourism have become increasingly important.

Although it contributes a small percentage to the state gross product, agriculture occupies over 25% of the land. Vermont is a large producer of milk, which is also the largest agricultural income. Other products are maple syrup, potatoes, eggs. Horse breeding is growing.

Firms for the cutting and processing of lumber are distributed throughout the state, but particularly in the north-eastern region. The production of Christmas fir trees is important.
Mining of minerals, especially copper, was once an important sector of the Vermont economy. Today it is limited to the exploitation of non-metallic materials, such as granite, marble, asbestos, slate, talc and clay.

About three-quarters of Vermont manufacturing companies are small (fewer than 50 employees). The most important sectors are printing and publishing, production of machines and tools. About 15% of the income produced in the state comes from tourism.

Vermont state economy