Without knowing too much about Vermont, could we pare down the regions into a smaller list? The current list is:
- Islands and Farms Includes the Islands on Lake Champlain and North Hero and St. Albins.
- Stowe/Smugglers' Notch This is the resort area of Stowe and Smugglers' Notch
- Northeast Kingdom The remote sparsely populated area of the Northeast. Take a trip back to the 1950's.
- Lake Champlain Valley The valley area along the lake and includes the cities of Burlington and Shelburne.
- Central Vermont The Capital City area of Montpelier and Barre. You can visit and capital and also see the covered bridges of central Vermont.
- Mid Vermont for All Seasons Includes Middlebury with classic 18th and 19th Century buildings.
- Crossroads of Vermont The Rutland and Killington areas of Vermont.
- Eastern Vermont Gateways
- Southern Windsor County
- Green Mountains
- Southern Vermont
Which I think could be reduced to:
Lake Champlain and other regions could then be made into sub-regions of the three parent regions. Does that make sense, or is the geography/tourism in the state such that it should be done differently? For instance, is there a need to create a Northeast Kingdom and a corresponding region for the northwest? And should the region names be something other than just North, South, and Central? -- Ryan 18:01, 17 Dec 2005 (EST)
- Vermont is a very small state, I think you are right. I was just using the Regions that the tourism department set up. I think your idea is good. We could include the tourism regions in each of the main area regions and not do a seperate breakout on each one. I will go ahead and do that. Xltel 18:42, 17 Dec 2005 (EST)
- Great, thanks. We don't always follow what a state's department of tourism uses, and may instead use anything from Dmoz to Wikipedia to (and especially) local knowledge to come up with a set of regions that are most relevant for tourists and also maintainable. One problem we've had has been specifically defining what is contained within a region (see Talk:Bay Area (California) for one example), and we've yet to come up with a good solution, so any suggestions are welcome. -- Ryan 18:55, 17 Dec 2005 (EST)