Tour Burlington, South Burlington,
Cambridge/Jeffersonville, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex - Essex Junction,
Hinesburg, Jericho, Milton, Rutland, Shelburne, St. Albans, St. George, Williston, Winooski and more from the Champlain Valley Region of
northwestern Vermont and more.
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Known to many as one of the top places to live or vacation, Burlington Vermont
is quietly nestled along the shores of Lake Champlain with stunning mountain
views. It is just a day’s drive from Boston, New York City, and Montreal.
Burlington’s historic commercial and industrial buildings, famous Church Street
Marketplace, serene natural setting, and lively downtown atmosphere combine for
a truly memorable bed and breakfast destination.
Church Street Marketplace is the heart of Burlington and the place to shop.
Beginning at the 1816 Unitarian Church and extending four blocks south, the
pedestrian mall entices shoppers with unique local boutiques and shops, street
performers, delicious restaurants, and much more. Located adjacent to the indoor
Burlington Town Center, with national retail chains, shopping at the Church
Street Marketplace is more than just an afternoon’s outing. You’ll discover the
local flare and flavors that make Burlington a distinctive destination.
The fantastic quality of life in Burlington makes for excellent restaurants,
providing diners with options aplenty ranging from lakeside diners to upscale
eateries. In Burlington, you’ll savor Mexican favorites, New York style pizza,
contemporary Italian cuisine, exquisite wine bars with extensive lists, and
generous portions of family favorites: steak, chicken, ribs, and more!
Burlington - a friendly town with charming character in a truly magical lakeside
Burlington was named one of the Top 10 “Best Small Cities to do Business in”
by Inc. Magazine (2004).
Burlington named one of "Best Places to Retire Young" by CNNMoney.com in
Burlington was the Winner of "Best Town" competition on Burbia.com (2007).
Ranked #6 in the world for “Destination Stewardship” by National Geographic
Traveler magazine (2004).
“The “Perfect small city” by National Geographic Traveler magazine (2003).
The magazine says, “What if you were to design the perfect small city?…What
you’d end up with would look a lot like Burlington, Vermont.”
The Northeast’s “Best place to live” by Men’s Journal magazine (2003). “You
need only drive a few minutes beyond its limits to find yourself surrounded by
lakes, crystal rivers, and trail-packed woodlands,” the magazine states.
“The Healthiest City in America” by Self magazine (2003).
Ranked “one of America’s best places to live” by job-seeker website
America’s most “Child-Friendly City" by Zero Population Growth (2002).
"One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America" by author John Villani
"Smartest State Award" by Morgan Quitmo State & City Ranking
"One of the Best Cities for Relocating Families" by Worldwide ERC & Primary
"Third-Best State in the Nation to Raise Fit Kids" by Child magazine
"The Sixth-Best Small City For Doing Business" (25th Best Overall) Inc.com
Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains‚ Bristol is a quaint village of
about 3‚800 residents. Main Street is lined with friendly village shops that
satisfy every interest: antiques‚ gifts‚ home accessories‚ Vermont-made
products‚ handmade beeswax candles‚ clothing and shoes. Dine at restaurants with
menu selections offering everything from pizza to champagne. Bristol is
surrounded by serene woodlands‚ crystal clear streams and rivers and delightful
mountain scenery. Four season natural beauty is within easy reach by car bike
foot or fishing pole.
Cambridge, Vermont is known as the 'gateway to the Smugglers' Notch area,' a
dramatically scenic region of north central Vermont located slightly north and
west of the premier resort village of Stowe, Vermont.
Jeffersonville, Vermont is a village within the township of Cambridge, and is
more commonly referred to as Smugglers' Notch, due to the popularity of the
local ski area - Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort.
The Town of Charlotte, Vermont was chartered in 1762 and is situated in the
fertile Champlain Valley with a series of hills and ridges overlooking the great
Lake Champlain. Charlotte, with its 3500 residents, hosts a large network of
working farms and forests that are flourishing from the productive Champlain
Valley soils. Sugarbushes, orchards, dairies, berry farms, a winery, market
gardens, livestock operations, honey houses, grain and community supported
agriculture are just some of Charlotte's flourishing enterprises. These lands
also provide many of the vast scenic landscapes, community trails, Charlotte
Park and Wildlife Refuge, and the famous Mt. Philo State Park — all halfway
between Middlebury and Burlington, Vermont.
Pictured here is Lake Champlain from the summit of Mt. Philo in Charlotte,
Essex, Vermont is located between the majestic Green Mountains and Lake Champlain -
the sixth largest fresh water lake in the United States. With its surrounding
beauty and the fact that Vermont is the safest state in the U.S. in which to
live, Essex is a wonderful place to live and work.
Fairfax is a town that strives to provide and serve the residents with the
harmony of a rural Vermont town between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains.
Spectacular natural wonders would be the view of Mount Mansfield and the rushing
water over the Fairfax Falls after a hard rain or fast melt of snow. We can’t
forget our covered bridge on Maple Street or the many farms with open fields,
livestock and the maple groves that give us beautiful colors in the Fall and sap
in the Spring for making maple syrup.
The Town of Ferrisburgh is ranked as Vermont’s ninth largest town in area. Like
much of the Champlain Valley, the town’s landscape is generally flat to rolling,
with hilly areas, fine forestlands and extensive areas of excellent, productive
agricultural soils. Ferrisburgh is well watered by the Lewis, Little Otter, Dead
and Otter Creeks. Ferrisburgh enjoys the longest shoreline frontage of any
Vermont town bordering Lake Champlain, 21 miles.
Founded in 1762, Ferrisburgh has a rich history, which is celebrated in our
nationally renowned museums, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and the Rokeby
Museum. Many of the earliest European settlers still have descendants living and
working in town or in neighboring communities.