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.

Founded by Jake Burton in 1977, this namesake company is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of snowboarding equipment. This flagship store, located near the factory in Burlington, carries an assortment of equipment and gear for winter sports enthusiasts.

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 fields of Ripton.

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-profit advocacy group Local Motion to promote community health via “people-powered” transportation.

Deep in Vermont’s rural Northeast Kingdom, Currier’s Quality Market sells all the supplies necessary for the rugged area, including food, gas, hardware, clothing, and hunting and fishing gear.

Recently Stowe has added a gondola that connects its two mountains.

Owned and operated by the Faillace family, Three Shepherds Farm produces artisanal cheeses made from cow or sheep milk, and aged in straw-bale cheese caves. The farm is also famous for their cheese-making classes.

Although small, Middlebury College in western Vermont maintains a sterling reputation, and its museum of art is no different.

Behind its iconic marquee, the city’s largest theater has served many roles since opening in 1930 as a vaudeville house.

For quaintness, few places breathe more New England rusticity than the Warren Country Store in central Vermont.

Visitors can watch as Ulrike Tessmer throws and fires her sturdy, traditional stoneware, a trade she learned in Hamburg.

Located on the Burlington Bay waterfront, this unusual shop is part of the Peace & Justice Center, a nonprofit organization that promotes human rights, racial justice, and economic equality.

Kayak, hike, bike, learn to row, explore on horseback, run in wide-open spaces with sweeping views. It’s all accessible through this center, which offers sculling and running camps as well as bike, boat, and kayak rentals.

A lesser-known attraction in the area, the Perkins Geology Museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont.