Bird: Hermit thrush
Flower: Red Clover
Tree: Sugar Maple
This is the Connecticut river, which is the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. We were too cheap at this point to go out of the way and see the longest covered bridge in America, which crosses this river a little north of here. Not sure Winnie would have fit anyway....But we did stop and check out the local wares... especially the maple syrup. $66 for a gallon!! (we got honey instead.....)
French explorer Samuel de Champlain named Vermont using French words "Vert" meaning Green and "mont" meaning mountain. It is the "Green Mountain" state, with the motto Freedom and Unity. The capital is Montpelier. At one time New York and New Hampshire both wanted the land for thier own state, but it wanted its own independence and became the 14th state to join the union.