NATIONAL VERMONT DAY
On October 12th, The Green Mountain State is recognized on National Vermont Day. It is the 14th state to join the United States. The state derives its name from French words vert for green and mont for mountain.
Populated primarily by Abenaki tribes before French and English settlers arrived, Vermont is a densely forested mountain state. Claimed by the French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1609 for France, Vermont’s first European settlement was established in 1666 at Fort Ste. Anne. The first English settlement was built in 1724.
It should come as no surprise that Vermont produces more maple syrup than any other state. While Pennsylvania has more covered bridges than any other state, Vermont has more per square mile.
Movie makers love Vermont for its beautiful backdrops. Whether it’s for eerie thrillers (What Lies Beneath), a good drama (The Cider House Rules) or a comedy (Me, Myself and Irene), we can’t resist the stunning views. Such stunning landscapes lured the Von Trapp family of Sound of Music story to settle in Stowe, Vermont because of the similarities to their Alpine home.
Along with these majestic views come excellent skiing, hiking and the most beautiful bursts of autumn color.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalVermontDay
Join National Day Calendar as we recognize Vermont’s magnificent nature and history. Uncover hidden treasures and find all Vermont has to offer! Use #NationalVermontDay to share on social media.
In 2017, National Day Calendar began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We highlight a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state. There’s so much more to explore!
Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park – Woodstock
Boulder Beach State Park – Groton
Burton Island State Park – St. Albans
Camel’s Hump State Park – Waterbury
Green River Reservoir State Park – Hyde Park
Half Moon Pond State Park – Hubbardton
Molly Stark State Park – Wilmington, VT
Mount Philo State Park – Charlotte
Shelburne Museum – Shelburne
Montshire Museum of Science – Norwich
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium – St. Johnsbury
Bennington Museum – Bennington
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center – Burlington
Vermont Ski Museum – Stowe
Old Stone House Museum – Brownington
Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont – Rutland
Bread and Puppet Theater – Glover
Park-McCullough Historic House – Bennington
Wilson Castle – Proctor
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