What makes living in Vermont a special experience? There aren't many places that offer so much natural beauty, outdoor activity,or communities where people look after their neighbors. In many towns, people know each otherby name and will offer a good morning or awave as you drive by. In a world that is becoming more and more complex, there is great value in this humble simplicity.In Vermont wehave hometown fairs and festivals, such as the annual 4th of July parades in Wardsboro & Londonderry, the Jamaica Old Home Day (held the last Saturday in July), the Peru Fair, and the Chester CraftFair in September. There are many wonderful schools and academies throughout the state such as Landmark College in Putney, The Putney School, Southern Vermont College in Bennington, The Mountain School in Winhall, The Long Trail School in Dorset, Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester,andGreen Mountain College in Poultney to name just a few. There are currently 23 highly acclaimed colleges and universities operating in Vermont. Take a drive to any part of Vermont and you will find terrific historical and educational sites. Some exciting day trips include the UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Middlebury, the Bennington Battle Monument, the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center in Burlington, Fort Dummer State Park in Brattleboro, The Salmon Hole & Jamaica State Parkand The Calvin Coolidge Birthplace and Museum in Plymouth. There are a number of ski areas in Vermont that offer year-round attractionsincludingMount Snow in West Dover, Stratton Mountain, Okemo in Ludlow, Magic Mountain in Londonderry, Bromley Mountain in Peru, Killington, Stowe, Pico in Mendon, Jay Peak in Jay, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen in Fayston, Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville and Suicide Six in Pomfret. This is just the beginning! There is so much to see and do in the state I call home.Make Vermont a destination.You won't be disappointed!