Vermont’s proximity to New York, Boston, and Montreal make it an ideal stop for anyone traveling through – or for those seeking a wonderful escape from Big City Life. And of course, gay marriage is legal in Vermont, so it has quickly become a preferred destination for gays looking to commit legally to their partners.
The countryside features rolling hills, with farms interspersed throughout. Locals are friendly and welcoming, excited to share the fruits of their labor with you as you pass through. The artisanal food movement is booming here, primarily because local food has always been a staple of life in Vermont.
Foodies take to Route 100 for a whole day of sampling Vermont’s finest. The Ben & Jerry’s factory is always a favorite, featuring exclusive flavors in their Scoop Shop and factory tours. Cabot Creamery is always a delight, with a sampling table fit for kings. Add in a stop to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, where you can sample a cider donut while you watch the crew press fresh cider from apple pulp, and you will have yourself a meal!
This artisanal ethos extends to almost all aspects of Vermont. The locals are warm and genuine, spending quality time chatting and sharing with travelers. Accommodations range from the culinary resorts like the Essex to the more quaint bed and breakfasts like the gay-owned Moose Meadow Lodge.
Vermont’s natural landscape brings seasonal adventures, from skiing in the winter to golf in the summer. Pick your season, choose your passion, and get out there and find it!