Vermonters are kind of assholes about their beer. Like, we GET it, you're proud of your local suds. And you should be! They're delicious! But give it a rest already. Don't be like this guy and claim that seven of the 13 best beers in North America come out of Vermont. They do not. Stop with the West Coast envy, it's embarrassing.
Vermont is most definitely cheese country, which is a big plus (it's basically the next best state after Wisconsin) BUT... it's also the only New England state without an ocean shoreline (yes, I know about Lake Champlain, and I get the irony of a Midwesterner complaining about having no ocean). Still, I'm comparing it to the other New England states. Of which it's also the least populous, with eight times the land of Rhode Island but 60% fewer people.
The state is stunningly beautiful and equally stunningly remote, making it basically a whole entire state of "up North." Which is nice! Except that there's a reason we Midwesterners vacation up North and then head back to our cities. Also, everyone has guns; granted they seem to be more for hunting than for flaunting one's constitutionally protected rights (*cough* New Hampshire *cough*), but it's still a lot of heat.