While on a visit to Vermont you can start with Lake Champlain to see the Aquarium and Science Center. With more than 60 fish and amphibian species, children can have a great time during the feeding and demo sessions. There are many interactive exhibits and also a short movie session showing 800 million years of history. While here, you can also visit the Maritime Museum, open late May to mid October, where you can climb aboard a replica of Philadelphia II, the revolutionary war gunboat.
At the Vermont Teddy Bear factory you can see how one of Vermont’s best-loved products is created. Visitors can also create their very own bear here! Also worth a visit is the Shelburne Museum that is dedicated to folk art and has traditional New England structures, including a lighthouse.
If you are looking for a spell outdoors, North Beach in Burlington has one of the nicest beaches on Lake Champlain. In winter mount Pisgah and Hor offer the top ice climbing destinations. Get abroad the Spirit of Ethan II, the 400 foot passenger cruise ship for a relaxing time while keeping your eye peeled for Champ, the Lake Champlain monster.
Vermont is a great place to pick up some woolens. For this you can head to Johnson Woolen Mills, a fixture in Vermont since 1842. You can even pick up a set of moose antlers while on a trip here! And if it’s shopping that you desire, head to Church Street Marketplace in Burlington. With over a 100 retail stores, you will be spoilt for choice. You even get free parking!
At the Vermont Country Store you will find items you thought no longer existed! If you visit The Bowl Mill you are sure to pick up some hardwood bowls and other woodenware. At a trip to the Vermont Marble Museum you will see the world’s largest marble displays. The unique gifts on display are quite tempting!
Also worth a visit is Quechee State Park. The glacier-carved Quechee Gorge is a big draw with photographers and has been dubbed the ‘Little Grand Canyon’. Round it off with a trip to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill where you can watch cider being pressed the old fashioned way, while munching on cider donuts.
We are sorry but at the present time we do not have any holiday rentals available in Vermont.