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Things to do in Burlington + Northern Vermont

  • Horticultural Research Center

    At the Hort Farm (as it’s locally known), students from the University of Vermont have conducted biological research for more than 60 years. At pre... More
  • Local Motion

    The Rails-to-Trails movement of the 1990s opened miles of bike paths along the shores of Lake Champlain (and sometimes on it) and inspired the non-... More
  • Mad River Glass Gallery

    Proprietors David and Melanie Leppla twirl hot glass into fantastical shapes in their basement workshop, visible from the ground-floor showroom whe... More
  • Mad River Glen

    Mad River Glen is an obstinate throwback. It is owned cooperatively by shareholders whose vehicles are plastered with red-and-white ski it if you c... More
  • Middlebury College Museum of Art

    Although small, Middlebury College in western Vermont maintains a sterling reputation, and its museum of art is no different. Heavily used by stude... More
  • Moss Glen Falls

    The 20-foot waterfall offers a stunning panorama of golden hardwoods. More
  • Mt. Philo State Park

    Situated atop the eponymous Mt. Philo, this 168-acre park contains a small, 10-site camping area as well as an enclosed picnic pavilion that can be... More
  • Otter Creek Brewing

    With the highest number of breweries in the country per capita, Vermont is known for its beer. One of its oldest sits alongside Otter Creek in Midd... More
  • Paul Miller Research Complex

  • Peace & Justice Store

    Located on the Burlington Bay waterfront, this unusual shop is part of the Peace & Justice Center, a nonprofit organization that promotes human rig... More
  • Perkins Geology Museum

    A lesser-known attraction in the area, the Perkins Geology Museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont. While school is in session... More
  • Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

    The Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in western Vermont commemorates the 22 years the poet lived there with a 1.2-mile trail through the woods and f... More
  • Shelburne Museum

    For many visitors, this 45-acre museum feels more like a wonderland than a museum, thanks mainly to the village-like layout that incorporates 25 hi... More
  • Shelburne Orchards

    After transforming his boyhood home into a full-time job in the late 1970s, Nick Cowles now manages 80 acres of apple, peach, and sour cherry orcha... More
  • Snow Derby

    This annual 10-mile cross-country skiing event starts on the summit of 4,393-foot Mount Mansfield, the state's highest peak, and winds up in the vi... More

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