Photo Courtesy of Shelburne Musuem
Day Trip Itinerary Five
Discover the convenience of the perfect location… combine stunning country drives with incredible destinations not found anywhere else, while unwinding in an idyllic Vermont country paradise.
Vergennes / Shelburne / Burlington • Day Trip: Itinerary Five
Vergennes, Vermont’s oldest and smallest city is centrally located between Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and the City of Burlington. Visit the local shops before heading to the Maritime Museum.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum: Vergennes, VT. 802.475.2022. The waterfront campus has over a dozen buildings with collections that reflect the maritime heritage of the Champlain Valley. The replica of the Philadelphia, Benedict Arnold's Revolutionary War Ship cannot be missed! Shelburne, nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain is just seven miles south of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city.
Shelburne Farms: Shelburne, VT. 802.985.8686. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb consolidated 32 farms into a 3,800-acre agricultural estate. The home campus is a 1,400-acre working farm and National Historic Landmark. They have an extensive calendar of events. Simply magnificent!
Shelburne Museum: Shelburne, VT. 802.985.3346. An unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art and design. Visitors will experience the pleasure of discovery and exploration that includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres. “Like nothing you have ever experienced!”
Vermont Teddy Bear: Shelburne, VT. 800.829.BEAR. If you still have time; take the factory tour – a wonderful way to spend an hour and fifteen minutes! Watch the craftspeople making each bear by hand, one-by-one.
Burlington, Vermont: perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. "Travel + Leisure: Burlington is America's #1 College Town".
Church Street Marketplace: Burlington, VT. Downtown Burlington Vermont's award-winning open air mall is a hub of activity where you'll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, over 100 places to shop and dine, and even quiet places to ponder.
The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum: Burlington, VT. 802.865.4556. Ethan Allen is best known for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and his leadership of the Green Mountain Boys. Inside the home reveals the skills required to survive on the Vermont frontier.
University of Vermont: Burlington, VT. Founded in 1791 is the fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown).
Hen Of The Wood Restaurant: Burlington, VT. 802.540.0534. After an exhilarating day wind down at one of our favorite restaurants in Vermont. $1 Oyster Hour 4-5pm; the dining room opens at 5:00PM – make sure you have a reservation!