5 States 5 Weekends: Part 3

After going up to Rhode Island and Maine in the last 2 weekends it was time to go a little further so I went north to Vermont with some friends and stayed the night up there. Vermont is known as the Green Mountain state and is even named for Les Monts Verts (the French for Green Mountains). It’s also the prettiest New England state in my humble opinion.

We stayed in Burlington and went to the Ben and Jerry’s factory (it’d be rude not to), Citizen’s Cider, Lake Champlain Chocolates and we also watched a beautiful sunset over Lake Champlain. This was only my second visit to Vermont but I love the beautiful mountains and the laid back hippy vibe of the locals and I’ll definitely be back.

The highlight of the weekend was definitely the sunset over Lake Champlain but we also went to the house of Ethan Allen (a Revolutionary War person) and saw a well full of snakes that was like something out of Indiana Jones. The guide was like “I should warn people about that”. You’re not wrong, friend. I hope you like the photos from my trip!

Sunset over Lake Champlain
Another sunset photo
Exterior of the Ethan Allen house
Interior of the Ethan Allen house
Some of the snakes at the well of doom (there were also tons in the well but my phone camera didn’t love the darkness)
Tasting at Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain during the day, looking towards New York State

4 thoughts on “5 States 5 Weekends: Part 3

    1. I love their chocolates, 3 of the 5 Star bars are really good. I really like their sea salt and almond bar too. Citizen has some good ciders, I can recommend the Dirty Mayor (which is a ginger cider) and the brose. The others weren’t as much to my taste.

  1. The pictures are beautiful! I also love Vermont. We visited there for the first time about four years ago and have gone back every year since. We fly into Burlington and rent a car, then drive to Middlebury and stay there. I was so struck by the beauty of the mountains and Lake Champlain that my first novel is set in Middlebury.

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