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7 Awesome Books About Vermont For Exploring Like a Local

7 Awesome Books About Vermont For Exploring Like a Local

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I can’t be the only one that still loves to devour travel books and guides when I’m planning a trip. Don’t get me wrong — I use websites and apps all the time, but sometimes I want to dig just a little deeper, and I want to be able to delve into a topic without having to worry about whether my batteries will run out of juice!

I recently embarked on a solo camping trip to Wilgus State Park, here in Vermont. It rained for much of the trip, and I was stuck inside my tent with a pile of books.

If you know me, you also know this wasn’t much of a problem. On the contrary — I was delighted. I’ve been doing some serious research in my spare time, and for this trip, I was outfitted with books about my home state of Vermont and that’s it. Many of the books were from my home collection, but plenty of others were new to me, picked up at the Northshire Bookstore on a cold, winter day.

A pile of books about Vermont. Caption reads: 7 Amazing Books for Exploring Vermont

My favorite Vermont books kept me engrossed for most of the weekend, keeping me up past the life of my headlamp battery. These treasures are the books I want to share with you. Because even if you’ve yet to visit the Green Mountain State, you will someday. And you need to be ready.

Of course, you can find out lots of stuff online these days, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate the comfort of a dog-eared book to accompany you on your travels.

Planning a trip to Vermont? First, check out our Vermont vacation guide for outdoor lovers, and then head to your favorite bookstore to pick up some of these awesome books about Vermont!

Planning a Trip to Vermont? You Need these Books!

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Vicki Louise

Thursday 2nd of June 2016

I'm not sure if camping in the rain sounds like my idea of fun.. but if you have a good book it might not be too bad! I never even think of books when I'm looking for information now - I rely way to much on the internet! But there is nothing like the feel of turning the pages on a book. It's something I hope we, as a society, will never lose.


Sunday 29th of May 2016

This is a great list for anyone looking to explore Vermont!


Sunday 29th of May 2016

A rainy weekend for reading sounds wonderful! I don't know Vermont but I've been told it is beautiful, I'd love to get there one day. And yay for independent bookstores!


Sunday 29th of May 2016

I have never been to Vermont so these books will come in handy for trip planning. Most definitely interested in the Outdoors for Kids as from my brief research there is so much beautiful nature to explore in Vermont.


Sunday 29th of May 2016

A rainy camping trip sounds incredible if you're geared with books! I definitely wouldn't mind that either. Camping solo is still on my list that I need to gather my courage for.