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About Vermont

Also known as the Green Mountain State, Vermont sounds like 'green mount' in French.

The state capital of Vermont is Montpelier.

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Montpelier is named after Montpellier in France, and became the capital of Vermont in 1805.

Among the points of interest are the Greek Revival style State Capitol, and the Thomas W. Wood Art Gallery.

Comfort Inn and Suites: Montpelier, Vermont.
213 Paine Turnpike N.

Official Website:
Comfort Inn Montpelier.

Travellers on Interstate 89 will find the Comfort Inn and Suites in Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont, a welcome and convenient place to stay.

From the Comfort Inn and Suites you can commute easily to Montreal, spend a fun filled day at local attractions and ski areas, or continue your trip to New York City, Boston or Portland, after a restful night.

Enjoy friendly service and an array of amenities for prices lower than inner city hotels; with a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning.

The hotel complex contains a restaurant, cocktail lounge, and a 24-hour convenience store providing the opportunity to satisfy any traveller's needs.

Around Vermont

Vermont gets its name from the French for green mountain (vert mont), and is paradise for skiers and hikers.

States neighbouring Vermont are: New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. Vermont also borders Canada.

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A state for all seasons, and you can appreciate the changes at this actively updated website.

Ski Vermont:
Vermont's Alpine and Nordic resorts have something to offer everyone from the expert skier to the beginner. The perfect destination for family ski vacations, Vermont is big-mountain skiing with great snow, fabulous terrain and more ski resorts with at least 2,000 feet of vertical - more than Maine, New Hampshire and New York combined!

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The picture from the official bureau of Vermont.


The Green Mountain National Forest headquarters are based in Rutland, so most nature lovers pass through here.

The Green Mountain National Forest and National Parks contain all 146 miles of Vermont's Appalachian Trail.

Mount Snow

The Mount Snow ski area, is also open for mountain biking in summer.

Deerfield Valley News:
Online news from the Mount Snow resort area of Vermont.


While most people think of Vermont as a ski destination or a fall foliage experience, there's plenty to do year round.

The Jeffersonville area is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, hiking and biking.


In the south-west tip of the Vermont, Bennington has a monument commemorating the Battle of Bennington; which actually took place 5 miles away, in the state of New York.

Bennington Museum:
Vermont history and paintings from Grandma Moses'. The old schoolhouse is also a monument to her early life.


The largest city in Vermont is also home to the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College.


Ludlow is a charming, pet friendly resort in the heart of Vermont’s breathtaking Green Mountains; ideal for a ski vacation or romantic getaway.

Ludlow's historic sights and cultural attractions include Vermont's first school, the longest covered bridge in the United Staes, and the acclaimed summer stock theater.

Okemo Mountain has two faces: green in summer and white in winter.

The Town of Ludlow:
As with most small New England towns, Ludlow has the feel of history. Many historic structures still remain, even though their original purpose and ownership has changed many times.

Ludlow Colonial Motel: Ludlow.
93 Main Street.

Official Website:
Best Western Colonial Motel.

The charming and award winning Best Western Colonial Motel is located in a picturesque, historic district, within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, specialty shops, churches and the Old Black River Academy Museum.

The 48 beautifully-appointed, deluxe accommodations deliver contemporary style and all the modern comforts of a Vermont boutique resort.

Guests are offered complimentary continental breakfast, use of the outdoor pool, a fitness room, high-speed internet and there's a complimentary shuttle bus to the Okemo Mountain Ski Resort.

Smugglers' Notch Area

Driving to Smugglers

It's about 6 hours to Smugglers' from New York City, 4 hours from Boston and 2 hours from Montreal.

Smugglers' Notch Area Chamber of Commerce:
The Smugglers' Notch Area of Vermont is a four-season vacation destination on what some locals refer to as 'the quiet side of the Mountain'.

Smugglers' Notch Resort: Smugglers' Notch, Vermont.
4323 Vermont Route 108 South.

Official Website:
Smugglers' Notch Resort.

Smugglers Notch Resort has been voted the number one Resort for Family Programs in North America for 8 years by the readers of SKI Magazine!

The resort has also been voted: Number One Resort Overall in the Eastern U.S.; Number One for Lodging in the Eastern U.S.; Number One for Service in the Eastern U.S.; and Number One for Off-Hill Activities in New England.

That's quite a pedigree!

Family fun is guaranteed at this family resort; where you’ll experience quintessential Vermont vacations first hand.

Smugglers' Notch State Park:
Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. In the early days, only a footpath and trail for horses existed.

Smugglers' Notch Attractions

Boyden Valley Winery:
Boyden Valley Winery produces over a dozen International award-winning fruit wines and grape wines. All of the fruit wines are made from Vermont fruit; many of which are certified organic.

Shelburne Museum:
Stand on the walkway of a lighthouse which once stood watch over Lake Champlain; stroll along the footpath of a two-lane covered bridge; or write on a slate chalkboard in a one-room schoolhouse. Your visit to the Shelburne Museum will be one of discovery and delight.

New England

Vermont is one of the six New England states, and the only one without a sea coast. The other New England states are: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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