VERMONT - LAKE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY ATTRACTIONS
In April 1997, Burlington received the "Great American Main Street Award"
from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The award honors efforts
to revitalize downtowns. Burlington has also been ranked as one of the
"hippest arts towns in America" by John Villani in his book The 100 Best
Small Art Towns, 1997. In addition to its historical and artistic attractions,
the Lake Champlain Valley is home to a number of festivals, craft fairs,
tours, antique shops, sporting events, outdoor recreation, great dining
Adams Apple Orchard &
Farm Market, Inc.
Open mid- April through December, specializing in fresh local and regional
produce, Vermont Specialty Food Products, local crafts, pies and gift
baskets (gift boxes shipped UPS). PYO Apple Orchard open September through
October 15th with easy family picking, freshly pressed cider and scenic
mountain views, school and tour groups are welcomed. Our 8th annual Fall
Harvest Festival held Sept.8, 9, 15, 16. 10am-5pm.
Ben & Jerry's - Factory
Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour - Come enjoy our fun, educational and guided
ice cream factory tour. You'll see a moo-vie in our "Cow Over the
Moon" Theater, get a birdseye view of our production room, learn
how our ice cream is made and sample flavors of the day. Tours run daily,
seven days a week. Great activity for the whole family. 1-866-BJTOURS.
Bennington Potters North
Shopping is fun in this 100 yr.old building. Bennington pottery offered
at factory prices. Much more - from home furnishings to toys, handwoven
rugs to glassware. Hundreds of great gifts & housewares.
Bike Vermont, Inc.
Over 200 inn-to-inn bike tours throughout Vermont, May-October. Two to
six-day tours, plus 8-day tours of Scotland & the West Coast of Ireland.
Birds of Vermont Museum
On exhibit, at the Birds of Vermont Museum, are more than 445 biologically
accurate wooden carvings of over 250 species of birds, including Vermont's
nesting birds in natural habitat displays with actual nests and wooden
eggs, wetland birds, raptors, a gallery of extinct and endangered birds
of North America. Watch live birds through a one-way window.
Borders Books, Music &
Borders Books Music Cafe, at 29 Church St. offers over 120,000 book titles,
over 50,000 music titles, and a full service cafe featuring coffee, pastries,
and light lunch fare. Additionally, Borders carries over 2000 magazine
titles, 8000 video titles, out-of-town newspapers, an extensive Children's
book section. Monthly events program features authors, musicians, seminars
and discussion groups.
Bowl New England
For nearly two centuries Brooks Brothers has set the standard for American
style in both Men's and Women's clothing. In 1988, the British retailing
giant, Marks & Spencer, acquired Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers
has opened over 80 retail and over 80 factory stores in major cities accross
the country. Brooks Brothers has an extensive direct-mail catalog and
e-commerce site at www.brooksbrothers.com.
Burklyn Ballet Theatre
Burlington City Arts
Burlington City Arts serves all of the local arts community by providing
resources, information, programs and services designed to enhance and
enrich our cultural lives in Vermont.
Burlington Parks & Recreation
Burlington Town Center
"Downtown Burlington's popular indoor shopping mall featuring great
stores including Gap, Baby Gap/Gap Kids, The Limited, Victoria's Secret,
Bath & Body Works, American Eagle Outfitters, & the new Filene's
Department Store. Join our Gold Square Club and earn free gifts. College
students show your ID & save!"
C. Douglas Cairns Arena
Premier two surface ice skating facility in the heart of Chittenden County.
Just minutes from beautiful Lake Champlain and Vermont's largest shopping
mall. Arena offers a full line of programs for all ages and abilities.
Full service pro shop and snack bar on site.
Making recreation happen on the water - exploring, touring, fishing, white
water relaxing, racing. Canoe Imports specializes in canoes, kayaks, small
sail boats. Accessories include the necessities - paddles, life jackets,
car-top carriers and all the extras; gear bags, clothing, footwear, books,
motor brackets, etc. 370 Dorset St., South Burlington, 802-651-8760.
Welcome to Sportfishing Aboard Champ with U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain
Paul H. Boileau. Fish with the captain who has 40+ years of experience,
for both cold and warm water species. We will make your fishing trip an
adventure to remember! Come out and test your skills. You'll be hooked
on Sportfishing for life!
Uniquely Vermont: A beautifully restored woolen mill on the banks of the
Winooski River. Come visit, shop and dine in this historic landmark's
distinctive shops and restaurants. Retail hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm;
Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Restaurant hours: 11:30 am-closing daily. Two miles
north of Burlington; I-89 North, Exit 15, 1 mile west: I-89 South, Exit
16, 1 mile South. Ample parking.
Champlain Valley Exposition
Church and Maple Glass Studio
Church and Maple Glass Studio crafts original handblown glass on site.
We produce very colorful functional and art glass and sell nationally.
Demonstrations daily & studio seconds downstairs. Upstairs our new
gallery shows 2D & 3D artwork on a rotational basis while also displaying
handblown glass from the studio. The gallery is open 12-8 Monday - Friday
and 12-6 on Saturday. The glass studio is open 10-5 Monday - Saturday.
Church Street Marketplace
With nearly 100 retail shops, restaurants and street vendors, the Church
Street Marketplace in Burlington is a popular destination for shopping,
dining and people watching. A recipient of the prestigious Great American
main Street Award, the Marketplace is recognized as one of the most successful
pedestrian malls in the country. Adjacent to the Marketplace is the Burlington
Square Mall and the NEW Filene's Department Store!
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Visit New England's most famous cider mill. Watch cider making. Mill store
boasts cider jelly, apple butters, apple sauce, cheese, smoked meats,
maple products, other Vermont specialty foods, crafts and gifts. Nation-wide
mail order service. Also natural foods bakery, 8:00am-6:00pm, July - Foliage
8:00am-7pm. Call I-800-3apples
The Discover Jazz Festival is Vermont's largest multi-day performing arts
event with over 150 Live performances in 7 days. During the Festival,
the Burlington area transforms into a stage for discovering a variety
of music with performances all over the area. Over 90% is free to the
public. The Festival offers a blend of music, culture, history, and summertime
fun for everyone.
Women's clothing store specializing in career wear in sizes 4 - 24.
Earth Friendly Baby
ECHO at the Leahy Center
for Lake Champlain
Take chances, have fun, explore the uniqueness of the Champlain Valley.
Re-opening Spring 2003! The new Burlington waterfront Center will feature
over 12,000 gallons of aquariums and live animal habitats, expanded hands-on
programs, demonstrations and special events, as well as new interactive
exhibits and teaching spaces. Learners of all ages will discover more
than 50 different native animal species including lake sturgeon, spiny
softshell turtles, and treefrogs. More than just an aquarium, the Center
will be a place where visitors can explore a "sunken" shipwreck,
hold a sea star, build a boat or "wade" through a wetland. During
our transition, we are visiting community centers and schools. Call or
visit our website for events in your area or to schedule an outreach program.
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
& Historic Site
Encounter Vermont's colorful founder and Revolutionary War hero, and experience
frontier life with guided tours of the 1787 farmhouse, multi-media show
in a recreated tavern, and museum exhibits. Located in a 284-acre public
park 5 minutes from downtown Burlington off Rt.127.
Ferrisburgh Artisans Guild
Housed in an eclectic collection of historic buildings, including a covered
bridge: Painting, pottery, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, glass and textiles
by 170 juried Vermont artists, resident artisans, a lively community art
Education Center with classes for students of all ages, and the Starry
First Night Burlington,
Burlington's premier New Year's Eve festival delights young and old with
an alcohol-free celebration of the performing & visual arts. From
2:00 pm until midnight, 500 talented musicians, magicians, dancers and
storytellers perform 300 shows. Two spectacular fireworks displays light
up the sky over Burlington's Waterfront.
Center for the Performing Arts
Note: Box Office Number is 86-Flynn. 1,453-seat art-deco treasure and
150 seat "black box" theater hosting over 100 world-class live
performances annually - Broadway, dance, music (jazz, classical, pop,
folk, world), cutting-edge, family and student matinees. Home of the FlynnArts,
performing arts education program, and FlynnTix, Northern Vermont's primary
ticket source for perfoming arts events, big-name entertainment concerts,
sporting events, clubs, and summer attractions.
Frog Hollow Craft Center
Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Galleries exclusively exhibit fine Vermont
craft by Vermont artisans. Our Middlebury, Burlington and Manchester galleries
feature over 230 artisans and exhibit handmade objects of fiber, metal,
clay, wood, glass and mixed media. Frog Hollow provides fine craft lovers
and collectors with the finest Vermont has to offer.
As Chittenden County's longest established gallery of fine, contemporary
art, we represent more than thirty regional and national artists in a
browser-friendly environment. Just a two minute drive from the Shelburne
Museum, we also feature a unique collection of etchings, antique prints,
jewelry, pottery, hand blown glass and fiber art.
Georgia Family Fun Center
Green Mountain Motorcycle
Green Mountain Motorcycle Tours, based here in Burlington, provides new
and late model Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles for rental on a daily
and long-term basis. We also provide custom and package tours in conjunction
with Harley-Davidson adventure tours and Edelweiss bike travel.
Hannaford Food and Drug
"Looking for unique and interesting gifts? Jazza Tings offers African
crafts and accessories. We carry jewelry, purses, scaroes, baskets, sculptures,
masks, dolls, candles, postcards, posters, hair accessories, fabric and
much more. A fun place for shopping. Visit us at 131 St. Paul Street -
Lake Champlain Cruise &
Cruise & private charter company for public and private events.
Lake Champlain International,
Lake Champlain International, Inc., a 501(c)(3) company, is dedicated
to leading the effort to conserve, restore and revitalize the Lake Champlain
watershed and its communities. Lake Champlain International, Inc. produces,
as fundraisers, the LCI Fishing Derby (the oldest largest freshwater fishing
derby in America) every Father's Day Weekend, as well as the All-Season
Tournament, and the LCI Bass Classic in September.
Lake Champlain Maritime
Museum at Basin Harbor
Discover why Lake Champlain is considered the most historic body of water
in North America. Explore the vibrant history and characters of the Champlain
Valley through its military, commercial and regional periods. Step back
in time - climb aboard the 54' replica gunboat Philadelphia II. 10am-5pm
Mid May - Mid October.
Lakeshore Hardware &
Locally owned in the heart of Malletts Bay. We have the largest selection
of marine supplies and fishing tackle in the area. We have a large selection
of house paint, plumbing supplies, and electrical supplies. We also sell
and service monitor heaters and repair screens and windows.
Free lance producer/camera man, David Wright and his wife/partner Mimi
Funderburke, make Emmy Award Winning films & take still photographs
around the globe. Based in Huntington, Vermont, LunaSea, Inc. produces
quality wildlife & social documentaries, television commercials &
various other photographic images including the latest in infrared technology.
Magic Hat Brewing Co.
Where ancient alchemy meets modern-day science to produce the best tasting
beer on the planet. Come and watch our spores dance and play Monday-Saturday
between 10:00-6:00 and Sunday 12:00-5:00. Call for tour info. Tours, samples,
tchotchkes. Located at 5 Bartlett Bay Rd. (802) 658-BREW (2739).
Mazza Farmstand, Bakery
Grown on the farm - seasonal garden plants, flowering baskets, mums and
poinsettias. In season produce includes strawberries, corn, tomatoes,
peppers, squash, and pumpkins, etc. Annual festivals - Strawberries in
June, Pumpkins in October. Cut your own flower garden & children's
play area. In store bakery. Open daily - year round.
Michael Kehoe, Ltd.
Michael Yurieff Enterprises,
Mountain View Tours
Experience the very best of Scenic & Historic Vermont via our year-round
personalized tour services for coaches and private groups. We offer 3,4,
and 6 hour tours thru-out Vermont and exclusive Montreal day tours. Explore
the Green Mountain State's "Special World", "The way Life
used to be." MC/Visa
Nan Patrick, Inc.
Nan Patrick, a shop for woment Enjoy urban fashion in the relaxed atmosphere
of a small city.... for weekends, for work.... for evening.... Shopping
at Nan's? It's fun! Established in 1977.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing on Lake Champlain for salmon, trout, walley, bass & northerns.
Half or full day trips. Reasonable rates. 4 to 6 people. Fully equipped
boat for comfort, fun & successful fishing.
New Horizons In Sports,
New Horizons In Sports is a Soccer Specialty retail, web and mailorder
business located in Williston. Our embroidery and screen printing departments
specialize in Corporate, Individual and contract production. The art department
is capable of designing logos and producing artwork for any job large
or small. In the new millennium we will introduce swimming, lacrosse and
field hockey for a well rounded one stop shopping center.
Notch Above Tours
Notch Above creates, organizes and conducts unique special interest group
tours throughout the US and Canada for business, civic, school, social
and senior groups. We offer one day or multi-day tours for conference
and tour groups visiting Vermont. Tours focus on places and events of
cultural and historical interest.
Thousands of used Levis, corduroys, overalls, and bell bottoms. Club wear,
exotic dance wear, hats, shoes, sunglasses and wigs! Real vintage classics
to adventurous new designs in men's and women's formal wear and creative
costumes. For parties, stage and Halloween. Flapper dresses, poodle skirts,
leather and suede jackets, go-go boots, jewelry, spikes, and of course
Once Upon A Time Toys, Inc.
Peak Entertainment DJ Co.
Many brides and event coordinators trust Peak Entertainment for a consistently
high quality service. We adhere to your plans and keep the focus of attention
on you, your fiance' and your celebration. Every aspect of your event
will be handled to your exact specifications and our high standards. Offices
in Stowe and South Burlington.
Petra Cliffs Climbing Center
Petra Cliffs Climbing Center is an indoor rock climbing, ropes course
and mountaineering facility. We provide terrain to challenge every participant.
Vermont's ONLY indoor ropes course creates a great teambuilding tool for
individuals, school groups, and businesses. Our mountaineering school
offers a range of classes from introductury up to international expeditions.
Price Chopper Supermarkets
Robert Hull Fleming Museum
Houses VT's most comprehensive collection of art and anthropology. Exhibits
of European, American, Asian & Middle Eastern art & paintings
by 20th c. VT artists are ongoing. For information call 802-656-0750.
Hours: Labor Day-April 30: Tues-Fri: 9-4; Sat/Sun 1-5. May 1-Labor Day:
tues-Fri: 12-4; Sat/Sun 1-5; CLOSED MONDAYS AND MAJOR HOLIDAY WEEKENDS.
Visit Rokeby Museum, a 90-acre historic site and National Historic Landmark,
and discover the Underground Railroad in Vermont. Tour the fully furnished
house and 8 historic farm buildings. Meet the remarkable Quaker family
who lived here for nearly 200 years. Hike the trails or stroll the grounds.
Open mid-May to mid-October; house tours Thursday - Sunday.
A fun, upbeat stationery & gift store. We have an extensive selection
of scrapbooking materials and offer classes. Largest selection of wedding
invitations and custom stationery in Burlington. Friendly and knowledgeable
staff to aid you!
Sea Horse Charters
Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. consists of 126 stores throughout Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont and serves more than
2 million customers each week. Its success and growth over the last 138
years are rooted in the ingenuity of two New England traditions: George
C. Shaw's of Portland, Maine and BPM stores of Brockton and New Bedford,
Massachusetts. Today, Shaw's is a wholly owned subsidiary of J. Sainsbury
plc of London England.
Shelburne Country Store
Step back in time as you open the door to the chime of sleigh bells. Notice
the inviting aroma of homemade fudge and penny candies. Enjoy our delightful
assortment of Vermont gifts and gift baskets. Memories are made at the
Shelburne Country Store on the Village Green in Shelburne, Vermont. (Catalogue
Shelburne Farms www.shelburnefarms.org. is a 1,400-acre working farm,
National Historic Landmark and nonprofit environmental education center
located along the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. Shelburne
Farms maintains a Brown Swiss dairy herd, a cheesemaking facility and
a seasonal inn - enterprises that support the work of the nonprofit organization.
Shelburne Farms mission
is to cultivate a conservation ethic by teaching and demonstrating the
stewardship of agricultural and naturalresources. Eachyear more than 100,000
people visit the Farm to learn in a place of naturaland architectural
beauty. More than 10,000 students participate in Shelburne Farms' award-winning
hands-on education programs annually and hundreds of educators utilize
Shelburne Farms' professional development programs to enrich their classroom
curriculum and science instruction skills.
Shelburne Farms is a source
of inspiration for environmental stewardship locally and around the world.
The farm manages 600 acres of organic pastureland for its grass-based
dairy operation and 350 acres of woodland certified for its sustainably
forest management practices.
Exhibitions showcase one of the country's finest collections of Americana,
including decoys, dolls, furniture, horse-drawn carriages, paintings,
tools, toys, trade signs, quilts, and weathervanes. Galleries include
paintings by Impressionist masters. Thirty-seven historic structures include
a log cabin, lighthouse, steam locomotive, operating vintage carousel,
covered bridge, and restored 220-foot steamboat. (802) 985-3346.
Snow Farm Vineyard &
Vermont's first grape vineyard and winery, featuring wine tastings and
vineyard and winery tours. In addition to our wine, Vermont products and
wine accessories may be purchased. Open 10 to 5:00 daily, May 1 through
December 31. Twenty minutes from Burlington. Year round off-sit tasting
area located on Route 100 at the Green Mountain Chocolate complex/ Cabot
Spirit of Ethan Allen III
Lake Champlain shoreline cruises aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen II -
500 passenger triple deck cruise ship - daily narrated scenic cruises
- lunch, brunch, dinner cruises. On board food and beverage. Enclosed
and heated. May - October. Departs Burlington Boathouse, College St. Burlington.
Sportshoe Center, Inc.
Sportshoe Center, with 19 locations throughout New England; selling a
wide variety of athletic footwear and apparel (Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Ryka,
Champion Jog Bra and New Balance) for the entire family.
Sportshoe Center, Inc.
Sportshoe Center, with 19 locations throughout New England; selling a
wide variety of athletic footwear and apparel (Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Ryka,
Champion Jog Bra and New Balance) for the entire family.
Staples - Williston
Staples' mission is to take the cost and hassle out of running a small
business. Staples offers more than just office supplies, but a wide array
of services including payroll and high speed copying, printing and binding,
pack and ship, cellular, local and long distance telephone service. Staples
pioneered the office products superstore industry in May 1986 with the
belief that small businesses should have access to discounted office supplies
as do big corporations. Our first store opened in Brighton, Massachusetts,
with a very simple purpose - slashing the cost and hassle of running your
office.! Our core purpose has stayed the same, but the needs of our customers
- and our capabilities - have expanded dramatically. Today, we offer an
extensive assortment of technology products, services, and furniture -
in addition to thousands of office supplies - through convenient retail,
mail-order catalog, Internet and contract business. Our 46,000 dedicated
associates help make sure that no matter what our customers ask for, we
can say - "Yeah we got that." Our web address is www.staples.com.
Established in 1978, provides professional disk jockeys, large screen
video dance parties, karaoke and a number of zany fads for the corporate
sector. In 1997 Supersounds Audio-Visual Rentals was formed providing
rentals of Icd/data video projectors, projection screens, overhead projectors
and a wide assortment of related products.
Sure Strike Charters
Full-time charter service since 1984 - all tackle supplied - licences
on board - 28.5' x 10.5' Sport Fisherman - Groups up to 6 people per boat
- Winner 1996 Burlington Free Press Readers Choice Award for guided fishing
The Depot Theatre
The Depot Theatre has presented quality entertainment in an unusual setting
since 1979. Located in the once freight room of a renovated 19th century
railroad station, the Depot Theatre's professional Equity acting company
presents a variety of plays and musicals from late June through mid-September.
Other projects include a Theater Apprentice and Intern program, an Inrtermezzo
Series featuring individuals and small ensembles and an Art Gallery showcasing
the work of Adirondack artists and craftspeople. A winter Playreading
series rounds out the Depot Theatre experience.
The Gateway Shopping Center
Off-Price Shopping at it's best! Famous name merchandise for less! Up
to 70% off regular retail prices. Fashions, kitchenware, computers, electronics,
linens and more. Including Route 7, South Burlington.
The Home Depot, Inc.
The Luxton-Jones Gallery
and Custom Framing
Art gallery carrying fine original art by local artists and prints , also
featuring quality custom framing.
The Music Revue DJ Service
The Music Revue DJ Service featuring DJ Mark Thon specializes in weddings,
company and private parties, as well as large screen DVD video shows.
We have over 18 years experience and use only top of the line equipment.
Call 802-872-9100 or visit our web site at www.musicrevuedj.com.
Top Hat Entertainment
Top Hat Entertainment is a fully comprehensive DJ company, with many different
entertainment options. From complete wedding and corporate services to
school and college functions, Top Hat can make your event one to remember.
Give us a call at 802-862-2011 and check us out on the web at tophatdj.com
True North Kayak Tours
Instructors teach introductory skills, basic paddling strokes, launching,
landing and safety. Day and sunset tours as well as camping trips on Lake
Champlain, or any lake of your choice. Flexible scheduling and groups
rates available, Guided trip to Florida in Feb. Ask us about teentrips
in summer'99. Certified in CPR, BCU , Wilderness First Aid, and water
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters
Umiak Outfitters is Vermont's largest paddle sports center. Our passion
is sharing our love of canoeing and kayaking with your clients. Whether
it's a quiet-water river journey through the enchanting Vermont countryside
or a breathtaking sea kayak tour along Lake Champlain, Umiak offers tours
and instruction for all ages, abilities and interests from both our Stowe
and Burlington locations. Our Stowe location offers river trips on the
Winooski and Lamoille Rivers. A wide variety of sea kayak tours, instructional
programs, and rentals are available at our Burlington outpost on Lake
Champlain's North Beach.
Vermont City Marathon
Vermont's largest sporting event! Voted Top10 Most Scenic Marathons in
the country (Runners World 96). Join over 5,000 runners, 1,250 volunteers,
9,000 spectators and many musical groups as they take to the Burlington
streets on Sunday, May 28, 2000. http://www.vcm.org
Vermont Conservatory of
Ballet & The Shop at VCB
The Shop at VCB, conveniently located in Essex, has a great selection
of first-quality dance attire, shoes and accessories. Vermont Conservatory
of Ballet offers a full range of classes and performance opportunities
for dancers ages 3 to 100+.
Vermont Craft Workers, Inc.
Vermont Expos (Minor League
The Vermont Expos, Professional Minor League Baseball Team, have been
affiliated with the Montreal Expos baseball system since 1994. Attending
a game at Centennial Field in Burlington is "more than a game,"
it's family fun. A family of four can enjoy a game for $10. The Expos
season runs from Mid-June to early September. Call us for a schedule of
Vermont Gift Barn
The Vermont Gift Barn is located at 1087 Williston Road in South Burlington
next to the Clarion Hotel. We feature Vermont artists in a wonderful collection
of pottery, paintings, pictures, lamps, slate and metal products, quilts,
woven tablewear, maple products, and other unique gifts and home accents.
Gift wrapping is always free. 802-658-7684.
Vermont Hand Crafters, Inc.
Vermont's oldest and largest multi-media craft organization promoting
two high quality all-Vermont craft shows. A non-profit dedicated to the
advancement of its 280 members through publication of the "Guide
to Vermont Hand-Crafted Products", an annual scholarship program
Vermont Morgan Horse Association
The Vermont Morgan Horse Association (VMHA) sponsors events, educational
clinics and a scholarship program to honor the historic Morgan horse breed,
Vermont's official state animal. Events including Morgan Heritage Days
and Vermont Showcase, encourage and promote the education, breeding and
showing of this versatile horse. See the list of open breeder barns and
listing of events at our website www.vtmorganhorse.com
Vermont Skydiving Adventures
Provides the only skydiving instruction in the region,both tandem &
freefall. A tandem allows the novice to first experience the thrill of
freefall,while attached to a tanden instructor. Student program takes
you from ground to licensed.
Vermont Stage Company
Vermont Stage Company made its debut in 1994 marking the return of year-round
professional theatre to the Burlington area. Currently, VSC produces from
September to May at FlynnSpace, presenting a subscription series of 4
or 5 shows per year consisting of a mix of theatre classics,
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
A centerpiece of the statewide arts scene for more than sixty five years,
the Vermont Symphony ochestra annually performs 50 concerts in over two
dozen towns. Music Director Jaime Laredo and Associate Conductor Anthony
Princiotti conduct classical programs including VSO's 100-voice chorus,
holiday "pops" concerts, plus summer and autumn tours. 1-800-VSO-9293
Vermont Teddy Bear Company
Take a factory tour of the largest hand-made manufacturer of Teddy Bears
in North America. See how we lovingly create each one of our unique bears
or create your own in our "Make A Friend For Life" factory.
Open daily 9-5 Monday-Saturday, 10-5 Sunday. Tours $2.00 for adults 12
and over, under 12 free. 1/2 mile south of the Shelburne Museum on RT
7. (802)985-3001 for info.
Vermont Wildflower Farm/American
One of Vermont's best-known tourist attractions, VT Wildflower Farm has
6 acres of flowers and wildflower seed for all regions of the U.S. Open
May through October, 10-5, seven days. Corporate name is American Meadows
Inc., a producer of seed products and premiums specializing in wildflower
seed. Also national landscaper seed sales for commercial, home and gov't
use. The Vermont Wildflower Farm Catalog is no longer published, but seed
for all regions is sold on the company's website, www.American Meadows.com.
Vermont Youth Orchestra
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association is a non-profit educational organization
dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to appreciate and
pursue excellence in music. It sponsors the Vermont Youth Orchestra, plus
a series of training orchestras, ensembles and music camps.
Waterfront Boat Rentals
We rent kayaks, canoes, motorboats.
Whistling Man Schooner Company
Sail with us aboard the classic sloop Friend Ship, Lake Champlain's only
U.S. Coast Guard certified sailing vessel. She is termed a Friendship
Sloop and was built in Southwest Harbor Maine in 1981. Our two hour cruises
leave three times a day during the week and four times a day on weekends
from the Burlington Community Boathouse. We offer half day and full day
private charters, as well. Catering is available with some notice. Please
contact us at 802-862-SAIL. Reservations are accepted but not required.
Williston Indoor Amusement
Indoor Amusement Center featuring 27,000 square feet of pure fun! 30 arcades,
a movie room, a birthday room, a Kareoke room, a 90x40 foot dance floor,
giant inflatables and a brand new paintball arena. A full service snack
bar. Open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. $5.00 admission for kids,
parents are 1/2 price.
Windows & Doors By Brownell
We sell, install Marvin and Integrity windows and doors for contractors
and homeowners. Our showroom is state-of-the-art and is the largest most
complete Marvin showroom in Vermont. Our personnel are tops in the industry
with extensive experience in the window and door business. Our number
one priority is customer satisfaction.
Winds of Ireland
Enjoy 1/2 day, day or week sailing on Lake Champlain. The gentle rocking
of the boat, wind in your hair, sunshine on your face, breezes, waves
and gulls. Leave the city behind you. Our fleet offers comfort and modern
amenities for days of cruising ease and fun. U.S. Coast Guard licensed
Captains. Meticulously maintained boats, 120 Sq. miles of fresh water,
quaint harbor towns, secluded coves and islands await your discovery.
Bareboat Charters, Captained Sailing Cruises offered times daily at 11:30,
2:00 and Sunset.
Wine Works - a unique wine shopping experience! Wine retail store, wine
classes and tasting bar just one block off the Church Street Marketplace
in Downtown Burlington, across from City Hall Park. Voted "Best Wine
Store" by the American Institute of Wine and Food. Burlington Free
Press Readers' Choice Award Winner. Beverage catering services available.
Folk Life Center
"Celebrating the Traditions
of Vermont" Middlebury, Vermont, Route 7
Call 802.388.4964 The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated
to preserving and presenting the folkarts and cultural traditions of Vermont
and the surrounding region.
Middlebury College Museum
This museum contains an impressive collection of several thousand objects,
ranging from antiquities through contemporary art. Emphasis is put upon
photography, 19th century European and American sculpture, and contemporary
prints. Traveling exhbits are showcased throughout the year in the Christian
A Johnson Memorial Gallery
Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
1 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 (802) 388-2117
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History was chartered in 1882 and
has been open to the public since the 1880’s as a community history museum.
the museum offers tours, exhibits and programs aimed at facilitating an
understanding of regional Vermont history through sharing with the community
a wealth of objects and written materials which document the history of
Middlebury, Addison County, and Vermont
State Craft Center Frog Hollow
1 Mill Street, Middlebury,
Vermont 05753 phone: 888-388-3177
Our nationally known galleries in Middlebury, Burlington and Manchester
feature the work of over 250 juried Vermont artisans. Frog Hollow galleries
exhibit a unique collection of fine traditional and contemporary Vermont
craft. Each gallery hosts special exhibitions year round.
Center For The Arts
Vermont Route 9 at Gypsy Lane - P.O. Box 260, Bennington, Vermont O5201
Presenting a wide variety of performing and visual art.
Recently celebrating their 50th anniversary, a world renowned Pottery
manufacturer. The "Grist Mill" houses an onsite outlet to purchase
pottery at a fraction of the retail price. Factory tours and demonstrations
are available. Within walking distance of quality downtown shopping. Call
for information. (802) 447-7531 ~ 324 County Street
Left Bank Gallery
Proprietor Sarah Dole, a Bennington College Graduate returns to Bennington
to present the work of talented artists in this revitalized Historic Building
once the First National Bank
Quiet Valley Quilters
Quilt show is the same weekend
as the Annual Antique Auto show. Please see our events page for a listing
of Craft fairs and other events in the area and for more information on
the Quilt Show
Sights & Museums
Scene of the decisive battle that thwarted British plans to cut off New
England from the other colonies. Located in nearby New York.
Nominal admission: Open Mid-April through October 31st
A 306-foot obelisk commemorating
the Battle of Bennington. Elevator to the observation platform for a breathtaking
three state view.
Admission: Adults $6/Seniors $5/ Children under 12 "free"
Revolutionary War Memorabilia,
Geneology & Local History Information, Grandma Moses Schoolhouse &
Primitive Art exhibit, Pottery from: Norton & Fenton (1793-1894),
Bennington's US Pottery Company (1847-58), Antique Toys & "1925
Wasp luxury touring car",
Visit their page for information on Membership, Group tours and more!!
Everett Mansion/ Southern
In 1911, Edward Everett, known as the glass and bottle magnate of the
American Industrial Revolution, commissioned architect George Totten and
30 stonemasons from Italy to build the limestone Main House patterned
after the 14th Century English/Norman feudal mansions. Working seven days
a week, ten hour days, the exterior was completed in six months. The cobblestone
courtyard features the porte cochere where carriages dropped
visitors opposite a stone cascade which has recently been renovated(1998).
The Estate, which also includes other building, provides a fairy tale
atmosphere overlooking breathtaking views. The property is now home to
a four year liberal arts college which hosts soirees, tours, reenactments,
theatre and other community events. Email Public Relations or call 447-6389
or for further information.
McCullough Historic House
Park & West Street, N Bennington
Admission: Adult $8/Seniors$7/Students/$5Accompanied children under 12
Notes: Open late May through late October ~ closed Tuesdays & Wednesday
General Tours: on the hour 10am - 3pm~ Special Victorian Christmas Tours
Route 7A, Manchester Village
Tours & Events (802) 362-1788
Admission: Adults $8/Youth (ages 6 -14): $4 ~ Children under 6 admitted
free.The estate of Pres.
Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln. 412 Acres surrounding a 24 room Georgian
Revival mansion. Original furnishings.
Three just off Route 67A within a few miles of each other in North Bennington:
Silk Road, Paper Mill Village, and the Burt Henry Covered Bridge. Others
are on Route 313 in West Arlington, and on Maple St. in East Arlington
is the Chiselville Bridge.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
An outstanding professional theatre company at the Bennington Center for
the Arts, performing from April through October, with a variety of fine
productions. Production information: (802) 447-0564
Chaffee Center for the
16 So. Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Ph: 802-775-0356 ~ Fax: 802-775-0356
CVRA Motorsports, Inc./ Devil's Bowl Speedway
Jerry or Sharon Richards
PO Box 332, Fair Haven, VT 05743
Ph: 802-265-8616 ~ Fax: 802-265-3486 ~
State Historic Site
John P. Dumville, Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05602-0501
Ph: 802-828-3051 Fax: 802-828-3206
Killington Music Festival
PO Box 386, Rutland, VT 05702
Ph: 802-773-4003 ~ Fax: 802-773-1168
England Maple Museum
PO Box 1615, Rutland, VT 05702
Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont
Rachel Lynes, Manager
654 Route 4 East, Rutland Town, VT 05701
Ph: 802-773-6095 ~ 877-773-6095 ~ Fax: 802-775-2440 ~ url:
Rutland County Agricultural Society, Inc.
175 South Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Ph: 802-775-5200 ~ Fax: 802-775-9560
62 Main St., Proctor, VT 05765
Ph: 802-459-2300 ~ 800-427-1396 ~ Fax: 802-459-2948 ~
PO Box 290, Center Rutland, VT 05736
The Capitol is a magnificent building located in downtown Montpelier.
The gold leaf dome includes real gold and offers a spectacular contrast
with the wooded hillside of Hubbard Park in the background. The interior
is adorned with marble floors, spiral staircases and finely carved wood
Wood Art Gallery
Located on the Vermont College campus in College Hall, the gallery maintains
a continuous display of the paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood. The gallery
also includes exhibitions of regional artists and craftsmen.
Park and Tower
Hubbard Park was created through a gift of 125 acres to the City of Montpelier
by John E. Hubbard in 1899. Since then several other parcels have been
added to the park which now consists of 185 acres and roughly 7 miles
of hiking and skiing trails, numerous picnic areas, a soccer and baseball
field, a small pond, a sledding hill, and a 54 foot observation tower.
The observation tower offers spectacular views of the city from the highest
point in the city.
Hollow Cider Mill
P.O. Box 420 Waterbury Center, VT 05677, (802) 244-8771, Toll free:
(800) 3-APPLES, (800) 327-7537, Fax:(802) 244-7212
A working apple cider mill which hosts 200,000 guests a year. Watch the
apples being pressed into cider. In addition the mill has its own specialty
bakery. Although apple delicacies dominate, a variety of taste-tempters
are available. On Route 100, six miles north of Waterbury.
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Time Magazine termed it "the best ice cream in the world."
Tours of the ice cream factory are available. The factory is located three
miles north of Waterbury on Route 100. Multi-media slide show tells the
story of the company. Watch the process and sample the product. Children
(of all ages) love to visit.
Camp Meade Victory Museum
Located of I-89, Exit 9 in Middlesex, the musuem is a military history
park featuring many antique military vehicles ranging from a Horwitzer,
Half-Track and Sabre Jet. It is the site of the 1930's Civilian Conservation
Rock of Ages Quarry
Rock of Ages Visitors Center, P.O. Box 482, Barre, VT 05641, (802) 476-3119,
Fax: Attn.: Todd, (802) 476-3110
The world's largest granite quarry is located southeast of Barre. Sheer
cliffs descend 475 feet to quarry floor below. The Visitors Center describes
the process which transforms this gray stone into beautiful monuments
and sculpture which endures for centuries. The Visitors Center is open
May 1-October 31 (closed July 4), Monday-Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm,
Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Special Fall hours, Sunday 8:30 am to 5:30
A veritable outdoor museum of fine granite carvings in Barre. Local cemeteries
are the final resting place for family and friends of the world's most
skilled granite artisans.
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