Vermont presents a group of oddities when it comes to being compared with the rest of New England: it’s the only state to be landlocked and existed as an independent country for fourteen years before joining the United States. While the Vermont Republic may be no more, this state still packs a very independent spirit and a feel that’s unique to the rest of the region. Vermont is also the nation's leading maple syrup producing state - so you can only imagine what the natural splendor of this state is like. The Long Trail covers Vermont from south to north and invites anybody and everybody to walk its length. If you prefer your pursuits more urban in nature, you will enjoy spending time in Montpelier, Brattleboro, and Burlington have plenty of attractions to delight visitors. Come for the natural splendor that this great state offers – and stay for the food and the culture!