AttractionsOpening Day at Shelburne Museum
Sunday May 12, 2013. The first day of the new season will be filled with activities such as guided tours, gardening demonstrations, and fun events for kids! Don’t miss the over 400 lilacs that will be in bloom.
www.shelburnemuseum.org Spring Open Studio Weekend
May 25 & 26, 2013, statewide. Visit artists in their studios to see how they work and view their art. Buying artwork during an Open Studio sale is a unique experience because you have the opportunity to speak to the artist directly!
www.openstudio.org Stowe Spring Artisan Market
Saturday May 25, 2013, Main Street in Stowe. This artisan market will feature local artists and artisans as well as musicians along the Main Street of Stowe. Look for the white tents! 10:30am – 3:30pm.
www.gostowe.com Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
May 31 – June 9, 2013, Burlington. This celebration combines incredible local talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe. Throughout the event the city comes alive with performances in intimate venues, waterfront concerts, street parties and more!
www.discoverjazz.com Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
July 21, 2013, Shelburne Farms. Spend a high summer day along the shores of Lake Champlain at the historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning, and networking. Come and celebrate the season!
www.vtcheesefest.com Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory & Tour
Vermont’s finest Ice Cream offers daily tours of their factory with samples always included!
www.benjerry.com Vermont Teddy Bear Company
The home of the Great American Teddy Bear! Take an unforgettable, fun-filled tour, and watch Teddy Bears brought to life! Visit the Bear Shop… a magical place full of hundreds of bears.
www.vtbear.com Shelburne Museum
Hailed as New England’s Smithsonian, Shelburne Museum is one of the world’s great museums of American folk art, artifacts, and architecture.
www.shelburnemuseum.com Shelburne Farms
A 1400-acre working farm open to the public. Children’s farmyard, walking trails, and award-winning Cheddar! Set on the shore of Lake Champlain.
www.shelburnefarms.org Church Street Marketplace
One of New England’s largest and most diverse open-air markets! Set in Downtown Burlington, visitor’s enjoy live music, shopping, dining, and street performances year-round.
www.churchstreet.com Lake Champlain Scenic Shoreline Cruises
Come sail aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen II. Enjoy Scenic cruises, Sunset cruises, Sunday Brunch cruises, Captain’s Dinner cruises, and Murder Mystery Dinner cruises. Departures are from the Burlington Boathouse.
//www.soea.com Green Mountain Byway
Traveling along the byway provides stunning views of open meadows and farmlands, all with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Year-round recreation abounds. Considered “the spine” of the northern Green Mountains.
www.vermontbyways.com Vermont Cheese Council
The VT Cheese Council is dedicated to promoting the many award-winning cheeses and cheese makers in the state. Link to the Vermont Cheese Trail Map, to locate farms that are open to the public–many offer tours and tastings.
www.vtcheese.com Vermont Farm Tours
Offers guided all-day excursions with visits to artisanal cheesemakers throughout Vermont with tastings, a workshop and lunch. Farm tours also available!
www.vermontfarms.com Vermont Breweries and Wineries
Vermont is home of some of the best breweries, wineries and cideries in the country. Come experience the unique qualities that make Vermont beverages so special by taking a tour. Several breweries and wineries provide daily tours, while others provide tours by appointment. Click on the link to view a complete list and a tour map.
www.vermontbrewers.com Burlington Brew Tours
Experience the process of micro brewing first hand with Burlington Brew Tours! Guest’s are given an interactive tour of each brewery, followed by a formal tasting given by a brew master and/or BBT’s staff member.
www.burlingtonbrewtours.com ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Here you’ll discover 70 species of fish, amphibians, and reptiles, with over 100 interactive, hands-on experiences. Live animal feedings and more. Open year-round. In downtown Burlington on the lakefront.
www.echovermont.org The Vermont WildFlower Farm
6 Acres of wildflowers – from forest glade to bright flowery fields. This is the largest wildflower seed center in the East. Located on US route 7, twelve miles south of Burlington, 5 miles south of the Shelburne Museum.
www.vermontwildflowerfarm.com Dakin Farm
Famous nationwide for fine smoked ham, bacon, cheese, and maple products in the quality Vermont tradition.
www.dakinfarm.com Essex Factory Shoppes
National factory outlet stores, designer fashions, Vermont Specialty Shops, and food markets. Also a stadium movie theater. Just 20 minutes from the inn.
www.essexshoppes.com Rock of Ages
Located in Barre, Vermont, Rock of Ages is the Granite Capital of the World!
www.rockofages.com Northern Lights Rock & Ice Adventures
A world-class adventure and recreation facility featuring all-season rock and ice climbing, dual zip lines, and challenge courses. Located in Essex, at the Essex Resort.