I have only been to Vermont once, in June 2011 Les and I spent a long weekend in a cabin on Lake Champlain owned by my most generous friend, Mary. While there we did our best to get the entire Vermont experience. The cabin was on Lake Champlain, it had quite a view (and in true good vacation experience, it rained the entire time we were in the state).
On our way home we decided to take the longer, scenic route and we plotted several covered bridges to get the full Vermont experience.
We also visited the most famous food related thing in Vermont, the Ben & Jerry’s factory. We also visited the Cabot Creamery which is the equivalent to Tillamook on the East Coast.
Perhaps I overestimated Ben and Jerry’s as the most famous food from Vermont, there is also maple syrup. And, luckily for us, there is a museum for it! A really, REALLY, full museum that had real historic equipment, murals, taxidermied animals mixed with plush, interactive exhibits, a movie, syrup tasting and a massive gift shop. It was equal parts cool and creepy. The entry to the museum portion starts with a startling animatronic farmer on a ladder ,who moves and tells a whole story about sugaring, as soon as you set off the motion sensor underneath him.