Vermont Warnings and Dangers

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Vermont Warnings and Dangers

  • Bear and Human contact

    There have been increased sightings of LARGE Black Bears in Vermont since 2004. Most of the sightings occured near human habitation and in at least one case, a concerned father shot one that weighed in at around 500 lbs. Black bears are not normally agressive, but if they have cubs around or feel threatened, they WILL charge.To avoid this problem,...

  • Obnoxious Street Kids (and Cons) in...

    Burlington itself is a pretty mellow city, but tourists can find the downtown annoying at times. This is usually due to the influx of homeless teens and drug addicts into the city during the warmer months, particularly around Flynn Ave and Church St. They will usually ask for money and may cuss at you, but are relatively harmless. There are cops...

  • Hazard to bicyclists..

    The roads between Grand Isle and the other chain islands are prone to high winds during the summer and early fall. I was almost blown off my bike one time and had to have some other guys draft me from the side, which is dangerous. If your riding through the North Hero section, particularly near the lake, then ride as a close pack and watch your...

  • Don't get lost

    Many people, myself included, love hiking in the Green Mountain National Forest area. While most people have a great time, there are still casualties and lost hikers reported every year. This has been a common problem in the thick forests around Bennington and near the Groton State Park in Groton. Both areas have somewhat faded trail markers and...

  • You Might Fall in Love . . .

    If you appreciate nature, like a relaxed atmosphere, and want colorful local cuture . . . you just may lose your heart to Vermont. From quaint small towns to vibrant small cities, lakes to mountains to cow pastures, fiercely independent long-time residents to newly transplanted Flatlanders . . . you'll never get tired of what this small state has...

  • Don't eat TOO much Ben & Jerry's

    Vermont is not just known for its nature and quaint old towns, it is also the home of Ben & Jerry's, some day the best ice cream made in the US. They have tons of flavors and it is a very rich ice cream so unless you are doing LOTS of hiking, try not to eat to much or you'll go home a few pounds heavier than when you left.

  • People

    Occasionally you run into somebody that is too cool for everything but Burlington. These are the people that are so into nature and themselves that they forget some people are not from Vermont. This is hard to explain since 99% of people in Vermont are great. If you go for a couple of days, trust me, you will understand. Avoid these people at all...

  • Danger?

    All ya might wanna be leery about is stepping over someone's property line....vermonters as a general rule don't like trespassers, and own firearmsAlso, if you aren't from Vermont or dont have snow tires, don't try driving anywhere from december to may. It's just not smart.Driving too fast behind a vermonter is dangerous too. they'll slow right up....

  • It gets crowded

    On our Monday and Tuesday drive through Vermont, we passed through some very pictureque towns (Woodstock on Hwy 4 and Middlebury on Hwy 7) but did not have the time to linger. During the return journey on Friday, we made a decision to return to Woodstock for a closer look. However, there was a noticeable difference in the traffic and the downtown...

  • Be prepared for severe and...

    Be prepared for severe and quickly changing weather conditions in the winter. Tourist's unaccustomed to driving in snow or sleet often drive too fast or slow for the conditions,creating road hazards. Every year there are hikers or skiers who get lost when they veer off trails, risking their lives in the severe cold. Stay with a buddy and stay on a...

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