From the French “vert mont” meaning “green mountain,” one can guess what this state has an abundance of. The majority of the state is covered in green mountains that are home to one of the largest lakes in country and the largest in New England. With its capital only housing just around 8,000 people, it is the smallest of the state capitals, leading the way for small town and rural living in the state. Known for its maple syrup, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, low crime rates, and high ratings of their public schools, Vermont is paradise for those seeking a quieter, slower-paced lifestyle. With things like Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Killington Ski Area for winter sports, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center, you will have no trouble finding unique Vermont activities to fill your time.