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Vermont is best known for it's vibrant autumnal foliage display when maple, oak, sourwood and other tree leaves go through the color spectrum. Before falling for winter, the leaves go from green to crimson red in the annual "changing of the leaves". This is the high season for Vermont and visitors should book their accommodation early to avoid the rush.
Burlington is biggest city in Vermont and is home to the University of Vermont, Champlain College and Burlington College. These various educational institutes provide an influx of vibrant young student life to the town. The city is set on the shores of Lake Champlain which is one of the largest lakes in the country. Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrianised zone, is a good place for visitors to shop and stroll through the picturesque streets of Burlington. Other points of interest include taking a boat tour of Lake Champlain, going back to early New England life at the Shelburne museum and having an ice cream. Vermont is the home of Ben & Jerry's world famous ice cream.
Taking a ferry boat across is the best way to discover the beautifully large Lake Champlain. Named after Samuel de Champlain, the lake is the sixth biggest in the United States. A great way to cross the lake from Vermont to New York State, the ferry journey is a popular favourite with locals and visitors alike.
For information on crossing and touring Lake Champlain, try visiting www.ferries.com.
Vermont is also known for top class outdoor activities. You can golf, hike, ski, fish and camp in a wide variety of spots throughout the state. Skiing is particularly good with several ski resorts in the State, see below for links to Stowe, Smugglers Notch, Jay Peak, Mount Snow and Killington.
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