Vermont: A Fully Equipped Playground
It's not just that Vermont is picturesque, it's the whole picture: the values are different here, and that makes all the difference. Just what is it that gives Vermont its unmistakable sense of place? Perhaps it's what's not here: there are no billboards in the entire state. There's no Wal-Mart in Burlington, and Montpelier is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald's. Seventy-seven percent of Vermont is composed of forestland.
Go Into the Wild
When you think Vermont, think 400,000 contiguous acres of the Green Mountain National Forest that includes three nationally designated trails (the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail, and the Robert Frost Trail) as well as three alpine ski areas, seven Nordic ski areas and 900 miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, horseback riding and bicycling. Vermont's wide, meandering network of back roads, forest trails, bike trails and paths makes Vermont the ultimate location for nature lovers.