Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer
gave Vermont its name. As he was sailing up Lake
Champlain (which today bears his name) he looked towards the
East and said, "Look at les monts vert."
Monts vert was turned around to form the name Vermont.
Vermont is rich in history. Learn
about the plucky Green Mountain Boys. They were
important in the battle of Fort Ticonderoga and other
Revolutionary War Sites. Visit the many reenactments
around the state in the summer.
For a short time Vermont was a republic
and had its own constitution. Visit Windsor to find out
more about the independent-minded Vermonters.
Vermont is a part of New England and its
woods and picturesque villages and farms take you back to a
slower pace and appreciation of nature. Foliage season
is the highlight with Sugar Maples turning a vibrant red and
scarlet along with flaming orange and bright gold.