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The view from Mount Philo State Park, Charlotte.


The Ticonderoga, Shelburne Museum
Northern Vermont, is full of exciting opportunities for the entire family. With temperatures averaging in the 60s, 70s, and 80s during our operating months, you’ll fall in love with scenic open areas perfect for engaging vistas of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Plush forest, bountiful parklands, crystal lakes, and fertile farmlands all blend for a sense of tranquility and visually stunning outdoor experiences in this steadfastly old New England area. You can connect with nature even further simply by going bird watching, hunting, fishing, hiking, and canoeing. There are also numerous options for dining, music, theatre, festivals, galleries, and museums.

You’ll appreciate being near Burlington, state capital Montpelier, and the Green Mountains. When you’re ready to explore outside our area, upstate New York is to the west, and Montreal is only 1½ hours north.
Local Attractions. Lake swimming and pristine beach at nearby Sand Bar State Park. Hackett’s Orchard. Allenholm Farm/Petting Farm. Snow Farm Vineyard. Grand Isle State Fish Hatchery.

Nearby Attractions. Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, with shopping, dining, and waterfront attractions. Burlington Bike Path. Echo Lake Aquarium & Science Center. Lake Champlain Shoreline Cruises. Shelburne Museum. Shelburne Farms. Factory tours at Vermont Teddy Bear Company. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. 

Shopping.  Green Frog Gifts and Clothing and Tinker’s Barn in South Hero. Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Company in Grand Isle. Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace. Burlington Town Center. Essex Shoppes. 

Museums.  The Arnold Zlotoff Tool Museum at Apple Island Resort. Fleming Museum of University of Vermont. Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Shelburne Museum. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum. Heritage Winooski Mill Museum. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier.

Events.  Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. Snowfarm Vineyard’s Thursday Night Concert Series. Vermont’s Fall Foliage. Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Champlain Valley Folk Festival. Fireworks Burlington. Vermont Quilt Festival. Champlain Valley Fair.
Parks and Beaches.  Lake swimming and pristine beach at nearby Sand Bar Beach State Park. Knight Point State Park and Beach. Burlington’s North Beach. Mount Philo State Park. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. White's Beach, West Shore Road, South Hero.