Vermont is also known as the Green Mountain State. Â Why? Â Well, just take a look around– we are surrounded by hills, greenery, and our own Green Mountains. Â And it is easy to see how the mountain range got its name; large areas are covered by lush forests.
Recently, fitness and healthy lifestyles have become more trendy, but how about taking a walk on the wild side? Â A trip to Vermont could be right for you. Â Forget running on a treadmill when you can explore the outdoors and do a variety of recreational activities that would most likely not be possible at home.
Fun things to do include (but are not limited to) activitiesÂ such as hiking and visiting a variety of American historic monuments that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Â Studies show that we actually burn a similar amount of calories when power walking and jogging. Â So why not change up your pace and put a challenging incline to the mix? Â There are two well-known easily accessible hiking trails available in the Green Mountains: Â the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Â When hiking, you can enjoy the bountiful nature around you for a relaxing afternoon.
If you are taking the family with you or are a fan of American history, then the Green Mountain area has so much for you to explore. Â You could see Ford Ticonderoga, the Hildene, and the Bennington Battle Monument just to name a few.