Vermont: The origin of the name "Vermont" is uncertain, but likely comes from the French les Verts Monts, meaning "the Green Mountains". Thomas Young introduced it in 1777. Some say that the mountains were called green because they were more forested than the higher White Mountains of New Hampshire and Adirondacks of New York.
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Burlington / Stowe / Montpelier Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the shire town (county seat) of Chittenden County. Burlington lies 45 miles (72 km) south of the U.S.-Canadian (Vermont-Quebec) border and some 94 miles (151 km) south of Montreal. Stowe is host to an arts and crafts shows, a balloon festival, and many other special events. At 4,393 feet (1,339 m), Mount Mansfield is Vermont's highest mountain and is a ski area with terrain suitable for intermediate to expert skiers.
Montpelier by population, it is the smallest state capital in the United States. The Vermont History Museum and Vermont College of Fine Arts are located there.