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What is life like in Vermont?

Updated on November 5, 2011

Map of Vermont

Map of the Population of Vermont
Map of the Population of Vermont | Source

Vermont is an Amazing Place

Vermont is a world apart from the one most people live in. The people of Vermont come from traditions that seem to have disappeared in other areas of the country. Honesty is not only admired it is a way of life. Organic is the norm. Exercise comes from daily chores and from the desire to live a healthier lifestyle. Micro Dairies sell raw milk to neighbors. Organic eggs can be bought on the honor system. Bartering is a normal part of life where one person hays the fields for their neighbors and rather than buying the hay, pays for it by plowing the driveway.

Town Meeting is not a televised, staged event for politicians. It is the way the citizens come together to make decision on how to run their own town. Little attention is paid to politicians that day. It is a day to think of how to care for the elderly, where to obtain gravel for the dirt roads and should the library expand into the basement or is it big enough already?

Vermonters go out into the forest to pick fiddlehead ferns to sell at the Farmer's Markets which by the way are open year round despite the many months of winter. Vermonters grow cucumbers to make pickle recipes passed down for generations. Maple sap is gathered from century old trees and made into syrup.

All year round you will find fairs and festivals celebrating the artists, craftspeople, cultural heritage, innovations, and technology produced in Vermont.

From back to the land movements, to secessionist movements to staunch conservatives Vermont has a full range of thinkers, but thinkers who are willing to work politely and honestly together to create a wonderful community. Come visit Vermont and see for yourselves...

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A Glimpse of Vermont

Huntington, Vermont Town Meeting
Huntington, Vermont Town Meeting | Source
Green River Covered Bridge, Vermont
Green River Covered Bridge, Vermont | Source
Wild flowers and open spaces fill the Vermont landscape.
Wild flowers and open spaces fill the Vermont landscape. | Source
The view from the porch of our Bed and Breakfast in Royalton, Vermont.
The view from the porch of our Bed and Breakfast in Royalton, Vermont.
Vermont still has miles and miles of dirt roads with lush green trees and plants growing on either side.
Vermont still has miles and miles of dirt roads with lush green trees and plants growing on either side.
Autumn Leaves paint the Green Mountains across the valley from our Royalton Bed and Breakfast.
Autumn Leaves paint the Green Mountains across the valley from our Royalton Bed and Breakfast.

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50 Hikes in Vermont: Walks, Hikes, and Overnights in the Green Mountain State, Sixth Edition
50 Hikes in Vermont: Walks, Hikes, and Overnights in the Green Mountain State, Sixth Edition

Plan for hiking trips all around the state. This book gives distances, elevations and maps of the areas.

 

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      dappledesigns 3 years ago from In Limbo between New England and the Midwest

      I was born and raised in VT and completed my degrees at VT Colleges. All of the things you mentioned were just 'normal' to me, until I recently moved to the Midwest for a job. Wow are things different! I really understand now when people say "it's a world of its own". It finally makes sense to me why VT is always pushing big box corps away and monitoring their agriculture and environment so carefully.

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      annmackiemiller 6 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      Beautiful Evelyn - definitely on my agenda if I ever win the lottery - great lens :0)

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      LeeWalls 6 years ago from United States

      I love this Hub. This is the type of place I always told my mom I wanted to live. It's exceptional!

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Vermont

      Thank you, Lynn. Vermont is a peaceful place.

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      eclecticeducation 6 years ago

      What a beautiful place! Sounds like a wonderful place to live.