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Vermont Attractions

What to See and Do in Vermont


Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Vermont.


WHAT TO SEE & DO — VERMONT ATTRACTIONS



VERMONT MUSEUMS/TOURS







Ben & Jerry's
Route 100 North
Waterbury Center
866-BJ-TOURS
www.benjerry.com
Famed ice cream factory hosts lighthearted 30-minute tours, seven days a week. Reward yourself with laughs and an après cone at their scoop shop.

The ECHO Center in Burlington, Vermont, a family-friendly aquarium
The ECHO Center

ECHO Center
Waterfront (College St.)
Burlington
877-ECHOFUN
www.echovermont.org
Family-friendly aquarium perched right on the waterfront, featuring indigenous sturgeon and turtles in lively, natural exhibits.

Shelburne Museum
Route 7
Shelburne
802-985-3346
www.shelburnemuseum.org
Craft enthusiasts can enjoy a diverse gallery of quilts, carousels and some of the country's premiere artists.

Vermont Teddy Bear
6655 Shelburne Rd.
Shelburne
800-988-2877
www.vermontteddybear.com
World famous birthplace of childhood bears, this popular factory tour spotlights the cute and cuddly critters from stuffing to stitching.

FOOD/WINE






Boyden Valley Winery
70 Vermont Route 104
Cambridge
802-644-8151
www.boydenvalley.com
Fourth generation vineyard which offers fresh pâté with samples of Cayuga and other hardy, northern grapes.

Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Waterbury Center
800-3-APPLES
www.coldhollow.com
Seasonal purists can nosh on autumn hallmarks like hot cinnamon-cider donuts and crisply-pressed apples.

Wildflower Farm in Vermont features the East Coast's largest selection of asters, golden rod and other species
Wildflower Farm

Lake Champlain Chocolates
63 Church St.
Burlington
802-862-5185
www.lakechamplainchocolates.com
Vermont's premiere chocolatier serves up mugs of rapturous Aztec cocoa and sinful truffles.

Magic Hat Brewery
5 Bartlett Bay Rd.
South Burlington
802-658-BREW
www.magichat.net
Daily tours and some of Vermont 's signature brews (like the apricot #9), right in South Burlington.

Otter Creek Brewing Company
793 Exchange St.
Middlebury
802-388-0727
www.ottercreekbrewing.com
Daily tours and the state's best pale ale (Wolaver's IPA) in the heart of Middlebury.

FARMS/ORCHARDS






Dakin Farm
5797 Route 7
Ferrisburgh
800-99-DAKIN
www.dakinfarm.com
Farm shop specializes in cob-smoked hams and country jams, offering free nibbles of both.

Shelburne Farms, the sprawling Vanderbilt-Webb estate in Vermont
Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Rd.
Shelburne
802-985-8686
www.shelburnefarms.org
The sprawling Vanderbilt-Webb estate is now a working farm with equestrian barns, epic panoramas, and interactive exhibits like cheesemaking and bottle-feeding Swiss calves.

Shelburne Orchards
216 Orchard Rd.
Shelburne
802-985-2753
www.shelburneorchards.com
Apples in over a dozen varieties, ready for picking. Don't miss the homemade Ginger Jack—with more bite than a black bear.

Wildflower Farm
Route 7
Charlotte
855-8GO-WILD
www.vermontwildflowerfarm.com
Gardeners will pine over the East Coast's largest selection of asters, golden rod, and other species, on this 6-acre spread.

RECREATION/SAILING






Alpine Slide
5781 Mountain Rd.
Stowe
800-253-4SKI
summer.stowe.com
Adrenaline junkies can ride the steeps of Spruce Peak , where parallel concrete chutes send thrill-seekers plunging half a mile, in what's undoubtedly Stowe's fastest descent.

Sail Lake Champlain in Vermont aboard the Friend Ship
Friend Ship

Friend Ship
ECHO Center Pier (College St.)
Burlington
802-598-6504
www.whistlingman.com
Sail the lake on this intimate schooner; ideal for tacking through cool waters while hunting for signs of "Champ" — Vermont 's amiable lake monster.

Spirit of Ethan Allen III
Burlington Boathouse (College St.)
Burlington
802-862-8300
www.soea.com
Book passage on this 140-foot luxury liner, which tours the lake daily and offers sunset cruises.

Stowe Soaring
2305 Laporte Rd.
Morrisville
800-898-7845
www.stowesoaring.com
For an unforgettable adventure, pilot through Stowe on a breathless glider flight high above the scenic mountains.

Waterfront Boat Rentals
Maple St. and Perkins Pier
Burlington
877-964-4858
www.waterfrontboatrentals.com
Intrepid travelers can kayak out to Lone Rock, for hidden coves and the Point's internationally famous thrust fault.

HIKES/WILDLIFE





Mount Philo
5425 Mount Philo Rd.
Charlotte
802-425-2390
www.vtstateparks.com/htm/philo.cfm
For a quick summit and unparalleled sunsets, head to this Charlotte hill, only minutes from the lake and Route 7.

Lake Champlain viewed from Mount Philo
Lake Champlain viewed from Mount Philo

Robert Frost Wayside Trail
Route 125
Middlebury
802-388-4362 (Ranger District)
www.frostfriends.org/ripton.html
Take a timeless hike through Ripton's lush hills, all the while viewing some of the rural poet's best work, set on trailside plaques.

Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area
Goose Viewing Road off Vermont Route 17 West
Addison
802-434-3068
www.vtfishandwildlife.com
This wetland sanctuary draws tens of thousands of snow geese as they travel from Canada to the Chesapeake for winter.

SPAS






Topnotch Resort & Spa
4000 Mountain Rd.
Stowe, VT 05672
866-658-3196
topnotchresort.com
Nothing whispers luxury like a hot stone massage. Call ahead for signature treatments (like the blissful, 50-minute Hammam Foot Ritual), and learn to enjoy the great indoors.

More top spas in Vermont


MORE VERMONT INFORMATION

Farm and Mt. Mansfield, Fletcher Vermont

* Lake Champlain image from www.vtstateparks.com/htm/philo.cfm. Friend Ship image from www.whistlingman.com. Banner images and Shelburne Farms image courtesy of VT Department of Tourism & Marketing.

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