|Vermont websites about places to go, things to do, vacation information, sports links, facts about the state, destinations, golf, business, and more. The state is noted for its scenery and dairy products.
The state capital is Montpelier. Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the ratification of the Constitution. Vermont leads the nation in the production of monument granite, marble, and maple syrup. It is also a leader in the production of talc. Vermont's rugged, rocky terrain discourages extensive agricultural farming, but is well suited to raising fruit trees and to dairy farming.
Principal industrial products include electrical equipment, fabricated metal products, printing and publishing, and paper and allied products. Vermont's largest employer isn't Ben and Jerry's, it's IBM.
Tourism is a major industry in Vermont. Vermont's many famous ski areas include Stowe, Killington, Mt. Snow, Okemo, Jay Peak, and Sugarbush. Hunting and fishing also attract many visitors to Vermont each year. Among the many points of interest are the Green Mountain National Forest, Bennington Battle Monument, and the Calvin Coolidge Homestead at Plymouth. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the fourth of July. Born in Plymouth 7/4/1872.
The combination of crisp autumn air, white clapboarded villages, and glorious color makes Vermont a must-see destination for visitors from all over the world. Golden shop lights piercing a snowy night. A horse-drawn sleigh gliding through the woods. Is it any coincidence that the classic images of winter are pure Vermont? Maple sugar season is the signal that winter is waning. Then before you know it, the land turns lush and the gardens are in bloom. Swimming holes and ice cream parlors ... outdoor concerts and mountain hikes ... the long days of summertime are a perfect frame to Vermont's relaxed pace of life.
Where your days feel slower, your nights more relaxed. Its as if time slows down for those of us in Vermont. Spend a few days and it will happen for you too.