Pbgc’s Guidebook

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Pbgc’s Guidebook

Hiking/Walking Trails

"Check out this 3.0-mile loop trail near Colchester, Vermont. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 11 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking and trail running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are April through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash."
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Colchester Pond
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"Check out this 3.0-mile loop trail near Colchester, Vermont. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 11 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking and trail running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are April through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash."
"Head out on this 1.9-mile loop trail near Charlotte, Vermont. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 7 min to complete. This is a popular trail for cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are April through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash."
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Mount Philo
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"Head out on this 1.9-mile loop trail near Charlotte, Vermont. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 7 min to complete. This is a popular trail for cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are April through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash."
The Sterling Pond Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Smugglers’ Notch, providing access to a unique mountain-top pond that is perfect for swimming, fishing (permit required), and observing wildlife. The hike to Sterling Pond is only about one mile each way, and connects to a variety of additional trails to rewarding vistas looking out over the mountains.
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Sterling Pond Trail
6443 Mountain Rd
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The Sterling Pond Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Smugglers’ Notch, providing access to a unique mountain-top pond that is perfect for swimming, fishing (permit required), and observing wildlife. The hike to Sterling Pond is only about one mile each way, and connects to a variety of additional trails to rewarding vistas looking out over the mountains.

Parks

The park is 22-Acres overlooking the naturally beautiful Mallett's Bay area of Lake Champlain, including beach access, and with a rugged forest area located at Upper Bayside. The park has the following amenities: 2 sand volleyball courts 2 shuffleboard courts 4 tennis courts (also lined for Pickleball) Basketball Court Bathhouse (Beachside) Beach access with swim area (Daily admission is free) Bayside Paddle Sports & Inflatable Water Park (at beach: June - August only) Pavilion, with seating for 150 Restrooms (near pavilion, open 7:00am - 9:30pm) Softball field with lights for nighttime play
Bayside Park
The park is 22-Acres overlooking the naturally beautiful Mallett's Bay area of Lake Champlain, including beach access, and with a rugged forest area located at Upper Bayside. The park has the following amenities: 2 sand volleyball courts 2 shuffleboard courts 4 tennis courts (also lined for Pickleball) Basketball Court Bathhouse (Beachside) Beach access with swim area (Daily admission is free) Bayside Paddle Sports & Inflatable Water Park (at beach: June - August only) Pavilion, with seating for 150 Restrooms (near pavilion, open 7:00am - 9:30pm) Softball field with lights for nighttime play
Oakledge Park is located in the South End of Burlington, nestled along the shores of Lake Champlain, allowing for beautiful waterfront views. It is home to TWO beach areas – Blanchard Beach and the Cove. Within the park, there are two large shelters that are available to rent from May to October, two public beaches, a playground, the world’s first accessible tree house, walking trails, tennis, bocce and volleyball courts, charcoal grills, picnic tables, bathrooms and lots of open grassy areas for you to enjoy. Come explore Oakledge Park and enjoy all that is has to offer!
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Oakledge Park
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Oakledge Park is located in the South End of Burlington, nestled along the shores of Lake Champlain, allowing for beautiful waterfront views. It is home to TWO beach areas – Blanchard Beach and the Cove. Within the park, there are two large shelters that are available to rent from May to October, two public beaches, a playground, the world’s first accessible tree house, walking trails, tennis, bocce and volleyball courts, charcoal grills, picnic tables, bathrooms and lots of open grassy areas for you to enjoy. Come explore Oakledge Park and enjoy all that is has to offer!
Historic park featuring a playground, summer concerts, ice-skating & views of Lake Champlain.
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Battery Park
Battery Park Extension
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Historic park featuring a playground, summer concerts, ice-skating & views of Lake Champlain.
Airport Park is conveniently located on the Island Line Trail Bike Path, which connects out to the historic Colchester Causeway Path on Lake Champlain. Playgrounds, pavilions, ball fields, and ample parking!
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Airport Park
500 Colchester Point Road
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Airport Park is conveniently located on the Island Line Trail Bike Path, which connects out to the historic Colchester Causeway Path on Lake Champlain. Playgrounds, pavilions, ball fields, and ample parking!
This 100 acre park is open for use year round. The beach is open to the general public. There is several miles of trails for hiking, jogging, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. AMENITIES: 700 Ft of Waterfront Designated Swim Area Picnic Area w/ Small Gazebo 2.5 Miles of Pedestrian Trails Scenic Overlooks Access to the Rec. Path Restrooms & Changing Areas Parking
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Red Rocks Park
Central Avenue
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This 100 acre park is open for use year round. The beach is open to the general public. There is several miles of trails for hiking, jogging, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. AMENITIES: 700 Ft of Waterfront Designated Swim Area Picnic Area w/ Small Gazebo 2.5 Miles of Pedestrian Trails Scenic Overlooks Access to the Rec. Path Restrooms & Changing Areas Parking

Things To Do

Old-school, 4-screen drive-in for new releases, with a playground, concessions & mini golf.
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Sunset Drive-In
155 Porters Point Road
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Old-school, 4-screen drive-in for new releases, with a playground, concessions & mini golf.
"As Urban Axe Throwing has developed over the last few years across Canada and United States cities, we knew Burlington needed a venue of its own. BurlyAxe looks forward to building a local community of axe throwers. Some who come for sport and competition, some for bonding, and teamwork. Whatever your reason for visiting, we welcome you to activate your inner lumberjack."
BurlyAxe Throwing
294 North Winooski Avenue
"As Urban Axe Throwing has developed over the last few years across Canada and United States cities, we knew Burlington needed a venue of its own. BurlyAxe looks forward to building a local community of axe throwers. Some who come for sport and competition, some for bonding, and teamwork. Whatever your reason for visiting, we welcome you to activate your inner lumberjack."
"An ever changing scene of culture and arts for all ages"
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
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"An ever changing scene of culture and arts for all ages"
Bowling, laser tag, arcade, food and drinks!
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Spare Time Colchester
215 Lower Mountain View Dr
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Bowling, laser tag, arcade, food and drinks!
A staple Vermont item is Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream! Interested in knowing about the production of ice cream? Head on down to Waterbury to tour the factory!
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Ben & Jerry’s
1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd
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A staple Vermont item is Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream! Interested in knowing about the production of ice cream? Head on down to Waterbury to tour the factory!
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Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
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City/town information

"Stroll the beautiful Burlington bike path or check out Church Street and its fantastic shops & eateries. Attractions year round for all ages!"
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Burlington
215 College Street
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"Stroll the beautiful Burlington bike path or check out Church Street and its fantastic shops & eateries. Attractions year round for all ages!"
Stowe is a town in northern Vermont. It’s overlooked by Mount Mansfield, known for its trails and ski slopes. The Auto Toll Road climbs to the summit ridge. Near the base, Smugglers’ Notch State Park has dense forest and a narrow mountain pass. The Stowe Recreation Path follows the West Branch of the Little River through town, with mountain views. Go to https://gostowe.com/things-to-do/ to find more things to do in Stowe!
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Stowe
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Stowe is a town in northern Vermont. It’s overlooked by Mount Mansfield, known for its trails and ski slopes. The Auto Toll Road climbs to the summit ridge. Near the base, Smugglers’ Notch State Park has dense forest and a narrow mountain pass. The Stowe Recreation Path follows the West Branch of the Little River through town, with mountain views. Go to https://gostowe.com/things-to-do/ to find more things to do in Stowe!

Food scene

Yummy ice cream for all -- even your four legged family members
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The Village Scoop
419 Main Street
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Yummy ice cream for all -- even your four legged family members
Locally owned and operated, Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern is the place to be in Colchester to enjoy delicious food, local microbrews and a wide array of barroom games.
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Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern
1022 West Lakeshore Drive
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Locally owned and operated, Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern is the place to be in Colchester to enjoy delicious food, local microbrews and a wide array of barroom games.
Spot on the Dock is a local favorite on the waterfront of Burlington that offers exceptional views, food and drinks.
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Spot on the Dock
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Spot on the Dock is a local favorite on the waterfront of Burlington that offers exceptional views, food and drinks.
"The Pickled Perch is the perfect place for scrumptious American. We provide a high quality food made to perfection. Come in and experience our unmatched service and food."
The Pickled Perch
97 Blakely Rd
"The Pickled Perch is the perfect place for scrumptious American. We provide a high quality food made to perfection. Come in and experience our unmatched service and food."
Farm-to-table gastropub & seasonal beer garden showcasing burgers & craft brews.
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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
160 Bank Street
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Farm-to-table gastropub & seasonal beer garden showcasing burgers & craft brews.
Classic French dishes meet hearty Vermont fare at this upscale, vintage-glam bistro.
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Leunig's Bistro
115 Church Street
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Classic French dishes meet hearty Vermont fare at this upscale, vintage-glam bistro.
Classy, casual standby for elevated takes on American faves, with a roomy patio for people-watching.
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Sweetwaters
120 Church St
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Classy, casual standby for elevated takes on American faves, with a roomy patio for people-watching.
"Area-sourced Mexican staples & clever margaritas served in a narrow, 1950s diner with a tequila bar."
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El Cortijo
189 Bank Street
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"Area-sourced Mexican staples & clever margaritas served in a narrow, 1950s diner with a tequila bar."
Lively choice for craft beer & inventive wood-fired pizzas loaded with organic, seasonal toppings.
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American Flatbread Burlington Hearth
115 Saint Paul Street
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Lively choice for craft beer & inventive wood-fired pizzas loaded with organic, seasonal toppings.
"Large restaurant/pub with 28 draft beers and full bar. Serving pub fare including: burgers, wings, Rueben's, salads, corned beef & cabbage."
McGillicuddy's On The Green
18 Severance Green
"Large restaurant/pub with 28 draft beers and full bar. Serving pub fare including: burgers, wings, Rueben's, salads, corned beef & cabbage."
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Al's French Frys
1251 Williston Road
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Breweries

100% employee owned and operated, Switchback Brewing Co. has been brewing unfiltered and naturally carbonated beers. Microbrewery specializing in unfiltered ales offering weekly tours, a tasting room & a store.
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Switchback Brewing Co.
160 Flynn Avenue
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100% employee owned and operated, Switchback Brewing Co. has been brewing unfiltered and naturally carbonated beers. Microbrewery specializing in unfiltered ales offering weekly tours, a tasting room & a store.
"Foam Brewers is a small independent brewery crafting imaginative beers for enlightened palates."
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Foam Brewers - Burlington Waterfront
112 Lake St
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"Foam Brewers is a small independent brewery crafting imaginative beers for enlightened palates."
"Cider makers who love to take fresh local apples and ferment them into delicious, refreshing, dynamic, clean and fulfilling cider!"
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Citizen Cider
316 Pine Street
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"Cider makers who love to take fresh local apples and ferment them into delicious, refreshing, dynamic, clean and fulfilling cider!"
A craft brewery that offers to-go and patio dining
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Zero Gravity Brewery
716 Pine St
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A craft brewery that offers to-go and patio dining
"14th Star is a veteran-owned Vermont craft brewery on a mission to brew world-class beer while enriching our community."
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14th Star Brewing Co.
133 N Main St
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"14th Star is a veteran-owned Vermont craft brewery on a mission to brew world-class beer while enriching our community."
Four Quarters Brewing is a 10 barrel brewery located in Winooski VT specializing in sours, stouts, and hoppy beers. The (dog friendly) taproom features a lengthy draft menu, as well as soda, kombucha, wine, and spirits. Four Quarters also offers a variety of sandwiches, sides, cheese boards, and kid’s food to satisfy those hunger pains. All seating is first come/first serve.
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Four Quarters Brewing
150 West Canal Street
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Four Quarters Brewing is a 10 barrel brewery located in Winooski VT specializing in sours, stouts, and hoppy beers. The (dog friendly) taproom features a lengthy draft menu, as well as soda, kombucha, wine, and spirits. Four Quarters also offers a variety of sandwiches, sides, cheese boards, and kid’s food to satisfy those hunger pains. All seating is first come/first serve.

Spa

The Spa at Spruce Peak
7412 Mountain Road
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Topnotch Resort and Spa
4000 Mountain Rd
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Spa at The Essex
70 Essex Way
Oasis Day Spa
300 Cornerstone Drive