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Vermont

Things are always looking up in Vermont – unless you’re looking down from the top of a ski run. The majestic Green Mountains that cover the state compensate for the lack of a seacoast. Between the peaks stand high green meadows and deep, dark lakes, two of which are said to harbor sea serpents. Settled in the 1700s under conflicting land grants from New York and New Hampshire, Vermont was an independent republic from 1777, becoming the 14th US state in 1791. A rugged independence persists in Vermonters, who despite severe winter weather seem to be outdoors year-round – hiking, skiing, skating, sledding, cycling, kayaking, hunting, and fishing. ...

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