Guidebook for Burlington

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Guidebook for Burlington

Entertainment & Activities
A 1,400-acre nonprofit organization, with a children’s farmyard, bakery, cheese-making operation, and miles of walking trails — all landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted. 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT -- (802) 985-8498 -- http://shelburnefarms.org
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Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Road
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A 1,400-acre nonprofit organization, with a children’s farmyard, bakery, cheese-making operation, and miles of walking trails — all landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted. 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT -- (802) 985-8498 -- http://shelburnefarms.org
An obsessively idiosyncratic collection of early Americana, spread across 39 buildings, including a lighthouse, steamship, quilts, decoys, a church, and a jail — wonderful! 6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT - (802) 985-3346 -- https://shelburnemuseum.org
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Shelburne Museum
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An obsessively idiosyncratic collection of early Americana, spread across 39 buildings, including a lighthouse, steamship, quilts, decoys, a church, and a jail — wonderful! 6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT - (802) 985-3346 -- https://shelburnemuseum.org
Shelburne Orchards A friendly apple orchard on the banks of Lake Champlain, offering apple picking, apple cider, fruit pies, and festive community events during harvest season. 216 Orchard Rd, Shelburne, VT --(802) 985-2753 -- http://www.shelburneorchards.com
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Shelburne Orchards
216 Orchard Road
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Shelburne Orchards A friendly apple orchard on the banks of Lake Champlain, offering apple picking, apple cider, fruit pies, and festive community events during harvest season. 216 Orchard Rd, Shelburne, VT --(802) 985-2753 -- http://www.shelburneorchards.com
Lake Champlain Ferry On a summer evening, take the ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY — have dinner at the Old Dock restaurant, and return to Vermont under moonlight. 2901 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT -- (802) 864-9804 -- http://ferries.com/
Lake Champlain Ferries-Essex
2901 Ferry Rd
Lake Champlain Ferry On a summer evening, take the ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY — have dinner at the Old Dock restaurant, and return to Vermont under moonlight. 2901 Ferry Rd, Charlotte, VT -- (802) 864-9804 -- http://ferries.com/
Lake Champlain is a wonderful place for sailing — The Community Sailing Center on Burlington’s waterfront can help with boat rentals and lessons. -- http://communitysailingcenter.org
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Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
505 Penny Lane
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Lake Champlain is a wonderful place for sailing — The Community Sailing Center on Burlington’s waterfront can help with boat rentals and lessons. -- http://communitysailingcenter.org
Shopping
Church Street Marketplace A pedestrian zone in the heart of downtown Burlington, filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, bars, street performances, and live music at night. Church St, Burlington, VT -- (802) 863-1648 -- http://www.churchstmarketplace.com
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Church Street Marketplace
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Church Street Marketplace A pedestrian zone in the heart of downtown Burlington, filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, bars, street performances, and live music at night. Church St, Burlington, VT -- (802) 863-1648 -- http://www.churchstmarketplace.com
Sightseeing
Driving Views: Passing hills and valleys, rivers and farms, Vermont’s roads are a wonderful way to experience this beautiful state — try Route 100 to Warren, and around Calais.
Vermont 100
Driving Views: Passing hills and valleys, rivers and farms, Vermont’s roads are a wonderful way to experience this beautiful state — try Route 100 to Warren, and around Calais.
Parks & Nature
Hiking Vermont’s Green Mountains are filled with many wonderful trails — try Mt. Philo, Snake Mountain, Camel’s Hump, Mount Abe, and Hunger Mountain.
Green Mountains
Hiking Vermont’s Green Mountains are filled with many wonderful trails — try Mt. Philo, Snake Mountain, Camel’s Hump, Mount Abe, and Hunger Mountain.
Besides Lake Champlain, Vermont’s rivers provide many magical spots for summer swimming — try Bristol Falls.
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Bristol Falls a.k.a. Bartlett Falls
24 Lincoln Rd
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Besides Lake Champlain, Vermont’s rivers provide many magical spots for summer swimming — try Bristol Falls.
Beach, park and only a mile or so from my house. Great way to spend the afternoon and watch the sunset. It is my goto beach locaiton in town.
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Oakledge Park
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Beach, park and only a mile or so from my house. Great way to spend the afternoon and watch the sunset. It is my goto beach locaiton in town.
Looking for an easy walk in the woods - this is the perfect spot. Low key and brings you to a pretty view of the lake.
Red Rocks Park Road
Looking for an easy walk in the woods - this is the perfect spot. Low key and brings you to a pretty view of the lake.
Essentials
A progressive co-op in downtown Burlington, selling excellent food from local producers at reasonable prices, including a fine hot bar — where the locals shop.
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City Market Onion River Co-op
207 Flynn Ave
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A progressive co-op in downtown Burlington, selling excellent food from local producers at reasonable prices, including a fine hot bar — where the locals shop.
An upscale food market on the outskirts of Burlington, eschewing the usual grocery store layout with its non-parallel aisles — as close as grocery shopping gets to foraging. 222 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT (802) 863-2569
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Healthy Living Market and Cafe
222 Dorset Street
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An upscale food market on the outskirts of Burlington, eschewing the usual grocery store layout with its non-parallel aisles — as close as grocery shopping gets to foraging. 222 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT (802) 863-2569
Food Scene
An ice cream stand on the side of the road, serving homemade cookies and the best “Creemees” around — try the maple coffee swirl on a summer afternoon. 6915 Rte 7, North Ferrisburgh, VT (802) 425-8181
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Vermont Cookie Love
6915 Rte 7
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An ice cream stand on the side of the road, serving homemade cookies and the best “Creemees” around — try the maple coffee swirl on a summer afternoon. 6915 Rte 7, North Ferrisburgh, VT (802) 425-8181
A calm and peaceful tea shop with dozens of exotic varieties, each served in their own kind of vessel — try the Chai and the servers shout “Chai! Chai! Chai” as they bring it over. 80 Church St, Burlington, VT (802) 951-2424
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Dobra Tea
80 Church Street
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A calm and peaceful tea shop with dozens of exotic varieties, each served in their own kind of vessel — try the Chai and the servers shout “Chai! Chai! Chai” as they bring it over. 80 Church St, Burlington, VT (802) 951-2424
A fine coffee shop with knowledgeable baristas and high-quality coffee — with two locations in Burlington, and one in Winooski. 1 E Allen St, Winooski, VT
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Scout & Co. O.N.E.
237 North Avenue
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A fine coffee shop with knowledgeable baristas and high-quality coffee — with two locations in Burlington, and one in Winooski. 1 E Allen St, Winooski, VT
Closest bagel shop with coffee and lunch options
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Feldman's Bagels
660 Pine Street
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Closest bagel shop with coffee and lunch options
NY Style bagels and for the early birds. Only spot open at 5am if you need it.
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Myer's Bagel Bakery
377 Pine Street
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NY Style bagels and for the early birds. Only spot open at 5am if you need it.
A beloved coffee shop in downtown Burlington, filled with driftwood, plants, old books, and college students rapt in earnest and essential conversation. Bonus they serve a limited beer selection too. 184 Main St, Burlington, VT (802) 658-0466
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Muddy Waters
184 Main Street
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A beloved coffee shop in downtown Burlington, filled with driftwood, plants, old books, and college students rapt in earnest and essential conversation. Bonus they serve a limited beer selection too. 184 Main St, Burlington, VT (802) 658-0466
A vegetarian and vegan restaurant in downtown Burlington, serving delicious local food in a warm atmosphere — menu constantly changing. 9 Center St, Burlington, VT (802) 448-3657
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Revolution Kitchen
9 Center Street
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A vegetarian and vegan restaurant in downtown Burlington, serving delicious local food in a warm atmosphere — menu constantly changing. 9 Center St, Burlington, VT (802) 448-3657
A Burlington institution, serving soulfully prepared primarily vegetarian and vegan food since 1997, making everything from scratch. 211 College St, Burlington, VT (802) 862-7616
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Zabby & Elf's Stone Soup
211 College Street
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A Burlington institution, serving soulfully prepared primarily vegetarian and vegan food since 1997, making everything from scratch. 211 College St, Burlington, VT (802) 862-7616
An excellent pizza restaurant in Shelburne, using tasty local ingredients — grab a growler of Fiddlehead IPA beer from the brewery next door. 195 Falls Rd, Shelburne, VT (802) 985-9511
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Folino's Wood Fired Pizza
6305 Shelburne Road
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An excellent pizza restaurant in Shelburne, using tasty local ingredients — grab a growler of Fiddlehead IPA beer from the brewery next door. 195 Falls Rd, Shelburne, VT (802) 985-9511
A lovely restaurant in an old brick farmhouse, serving excellent food made with local ingredients — a beautiful experience, away from the bustle of town. 1840 W Main St, Richmond, VT (802) 434-8686
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The Kitchen Table Bistro
1840 West Main Street
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A lovely restaurant in an old brick farmhouse, serving excellent food made with local ingredients — a beautiful experience, away from the bustle of town. 1840 W Main St, Richmond, VT (802) 434-8686
A small and hip restaurant in downtown Winooski (the so-called “Brooklyn of Vermont”), serving adventurous comfort food — try the fried chicken. 46 Main St, Winooski, VT (802) 497-3989
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Misery Loves Co.
46 Main Street
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A small and hip restaurant in downtown Winooski (the so-called “Brooklyn of Vermont”), serving adventurous comfort food — try the fried chicken. 46 Main St, Winooski, VT (802) 497-3989
A terrific Thai restaurant in downtown Winooski, serving authentic and flavorful traditional dishes with a kick — try the Crispy Duck Krapow. 24 Main St, Winooski, VT (802) 655-4888
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Tiny Thai Restaurant
24 Main Street
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A terrific Thai restaurant in downtown Winooski, serving authentic and flavorful traditional dishes with a kick — try the Crispy Duck Krapow. 24 Main St, Winooski, VT (802) 655-4888
A beautiful dining experience in the old Vanderbilt family home, using ingredients freshly harvested from the farm — go early for outdoor cocktails at sunset. 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT (802) 985-8498
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The Inn at Shelburne Farms
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A beautiful dining experience in the old Vanderbilt family home, using ingredients freshly harvested from the farm — go early for outdoor cocktails at sunset. 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT (802) 985-8498
A contemporary dining experience in downtown Burlington, probably the most creative cuisine in town — dollar oysters at the bar each afternoon from 4pm–5pm. 55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT (802) 540-0534
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Hen of the Wood - Burlington
55 Cherry Street
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A contemporary dining experience in downtown Burlington, probably the most creative cuisine in town — dollar oysters at the bar each afternoon from 4pm–5pm. 55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT (802) 540-0534
Local performance art space that hosts music, concerts, fundraisers, comedy, community events, and more. Also a restaurant and bar serving craft cocktails, local beer, and responsibly sourced and local when it can be food for dinner.
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ArtsRiot
400 Pine Street
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Local performance art space that hosts music, concerts, fundraisers, comedy, community events, and more. Also a restaurant and bar serving craft cocktails, local beer, and responsibly sourced and local when it can be food for dinner.
The Skinny Pancake is on a mission to change the world by building a safer, healthier and more delicious food shed while creating everyday enjoyment that is fun and affordable.
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The Skinny Pancake
60 Lake Street
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The Skinny Pancake is on a mission to change the world by building a safer, healthier and more delicious food shed while creating everyday enjoyment that is fun and affordable.
If you like local food, great cheese and even better beer this is the place for you.
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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
160 Bank Street
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If you like local food, great cheese and even better beer this is the place for you.
One of my regular eating out spots. Has both a bar area as well as more traditional seating in the back. I highly recommend their cream cheese puffs for dessert.
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The Daily Planet
15 Center Street
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One of my regular eating out spots. Has both a bar area as well as more traditional seating in the back. I highly recommend their cream cheese puffs for dessert.
Drinks & Nightlife
A excellent bar, serving a rotating selection of Vermont’s finest beers and delicious local pub grub to match — with service that can sometimes kick like a mule. 38 Main St, Winooski, VT (802) 399-2020
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Mule Bar
38 Main Street
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A excellent bar, serving a rotating selection of Vermont’s finest beers and delicious local pub grub to match — with service that can sometimes kick like a mule. 38 Main St, Winooski, VT (802) 399-2020
A bit of Burning Man in Burlington: a colorful cafe/bar/restaurant/music-venue where something always seems to be happening — live music every night. 8 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT (802) 660-9346
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Radio Bean
8 North Winooski Avenue
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A bit of Burning Man in Burlington: a colorful cafe/bar/restaurant/music-venue where something always seems to be happening — live music every night. 8 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT (802) 660-9346
One of my favorite bars downtown. Has old-school arcade games and excellent bar service.
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The Archives
191 College St
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One of my favorite bars downtown. Has old-school arcade games and excellent bar service.
One of many breweries in town. This one is the closetest to the waterfront and great susnet, walk on the waterfront combo.
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Foam Brewers - Burlington Waterfront
112 Lake St
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One of many breweries in town. This one is the closetest to the waterfront and great susnet, walk on the waterfront combo.
Located right on the waterfront the view and location cannot be beaten. They close on the earlier side (10ish I think) but great drinks, awesome atmospher and excellent food.
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Spot on the Dock
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Located right on the waterfront the view and location cannot be beaten. They close on the earlier side (10ish I think) but great drinks, awesome atmospher and excellent food.
If Cider is more of your pace hit up Citizen Cider in the south-end. I reccommend getting a flight and tasting a few!
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Citizen Cider
316 Pine Street
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If Cider is more of your pace hit up Citizen Cider in the south-end. I reccommend getting a flight and tasting a few!
Located just opposite Fiddlehead brewey and Folino's Wood Fired Pizza makes a great combo. And not too far from Shelburne Museum and Farms for an excellent day in Shelburne just south of Burlington. I recommend getting a tasting and then pick your favorite for a stroll in the vineyard.
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Shelburne Vineyard
6308 Shelburne Road
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Located just opposite Fiddlehead brewey and Folino's Wood Fired Pizza makes a great combo. And not too far from Shelburne Museum and Farms for an excellent day in Shelburne just south of Burlington. I recommend getting a tasting and then pick your favorite for a stroll in the vineyard.
Closest brewery to my house and just across the street is Queen City Brewery for a nice combo.
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Zero Gravity Brewery
716 Pine St
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Closest brewery to my house and just across the street is Queen City Brewery for a nice combo.
Great brewery located in the south-end. Can't go wrong with their IPA>.
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Queen City Brewery
703 Pine Street
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Great brewery located in the south-end. Can't go wrong with their IPA>.