Burlington + Northern Vermont

Burlington + Northern Vermont Travel Guide

Find out what’s underwater at this interactive science museum; there are more than 70 species featured in ever-changing exhibits. It also hosts an adult-friendly cocktail party called ECHO After Dark on the second Thursday of every month.

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 Middlebury and offers free guided tours of the brewing and bottling process (albeit through large windows).

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 present, the 97-acre facility hosts experimental apple orchards, grape vines, ornamental shrubbery, flower gardens, and a bat house.

While the advent of the indoor shopping mall in the 1970's meant the death of most pedestrian malls, this one—established in 1981—still buzzes with activity.

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 rented for special events.

More than anything, Umiak Outdoor Outfitters wants to get people moving — either paddling on Vermont’s rivers and lakes in the summer or gliding through the winter snow on skis, snowshoes, or dog sleds.

This venue is closed.

The shop carries classic English-style furniture.

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 historic buildings relocated here by founder and American folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb.

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 can bumper stickers. Mad River Glen has no snowmaking equipment. Boarding is banned.

Pop in for a cup of hot cocoa, made with organic sugar, milk, vanilla, and a scoop of ganache.

The 20-foot waterfall offers a stunning panorama of golden hardwoods.

The French Second Empire-style barn at the center of the Morgan Horse Farm is a white Victorian structure with a mansard roof and widow's walk.

As part of the revitalization of Burlington’s waterfront, the city opened the ECHO Center in 2003 to celebrate, preserve, and promote Lake Champlain.

In the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Evansville Trading Post offers a rare venue for one-stop shopping.