History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Vermont
Every residential area within Vermont from the large cities to the villages without stop lights continues to hang on to their small-town feel along with New England
values which are so essential to people in this Green Mountain State. And while Vermont might be considered light in population, it's activities are big. From hunting,
fishing, swimming to snowboarding, skiing and golfing, the opportunities for weekend family fun have no boundaries, seasonal or otherwise.
The Vermont people are protecting of their property, full of pride over their state and happy to offer a helping hand or to share with their neighbors. Getting around in
most areas of the state is quite easy with hardly any rush hour traffic to be concerned over.
Most of the Vermont residents are tranquil and they love talking about the way Vermont "used to" look. When having breakfast out during a Sunday morning, it can be
normal to end up having a discussion with an old-time resident about the way Main Street was before the new Superstore came in.
The state is well known for its four picturesque seasons, of which the most eye-catching is the fall with its bright red, yellow and orange leaves blanketing the
mountainsides and forests. Itís also recognized for great skiing, snowmobiling and snowboarding .
From September through the end of May, hunting is also a popular activity . During the hunting season, when coming to Vermont and participating in any outdoor
activities, itís a smart idea to don bright colors to keep you from blending in with your surroundings and become mistaken for some in-season wildlife. Itís quite normal
during the hunting season for wild-life to be seen mounted on pickup trucks or hanging from porches . Hunters are typically quite proud of the wild game they acquire, so
stuffed and mounted game are displayed as home or business dťcor quite often.
Vermont has five colleges within the Vermont State College system, University of Vermont (UVM) and fourteen other private, graduate colleges, including Bennington College,
Burlington College, Champlain College, Goddard College, Marlboro College, Middlebury College, Saint Michael's College , the Vermont Law School and Norwich University.
In 2016, the University of Vermont awarded the nation's second highest tuition for four years, $ 61,000 for in-state students, to $ 147,000 for non-state students. This
corresponds to an average of 34,800 national students.
Winter sports are popular in New England, and Vermont's winter sports attractions are a big part of Vermont tourism. Some well known attractions include Burke Mountain ski
area, Jay Peak Resort, Killington Ski Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, the Quechee Club Ski Area, and Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Vermont natives in the snowboarding profession include Kevin Pearce, Ross Powers, Hannah Teter, and Kelly Clark. Others learned snowboarding in the state, such as Louie Vito
and Ellery Hollingsworth.
Burlington International Airport is located near Burlington, Vermont, 10 minutes from Lake Champlain and 1 hour from 5 world-class resorts. Having recently experienced a $
15 million expansion, the airport enjoys a reputation for easy access, excellent on-time recording and direct flights to several major cities. Carriers at the airport
include Continental Express, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways in 2011.
Many business and leisure travelers prefer Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport for its easier accessibility, and connecting to the rest of the world is not a problem
thanks to daily flights to Boston. The State Airport is located in the heart of the beautiful Green Mountains, 8 km south of Rutland, Vermont's second largest city. In
addition to charter airlines, Rutland is served by Cape Air and JetBlue (as of 2011).