Northern Vermont attractions

Top Choice Farm in Burlington

Shelburne Farms

In 1886 William Seward Webb and Lila Vanderbilt Webb built themselves a magnificent country estate on the shores of Lake Champlain. The 1400-acre farm, designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (who also…
Top Choice Factory in Stowe & Smugglers Notch

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

In 1978 Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield took over an abandoned gas station in Burlington and, with a modicum of training, launched the outlandish flavors that forever changed the way ice cream would be made. While a …
Top Choice Museum in Burlington

Shelburne Museum

This extraordinary 45-acre museum, 9 miles south of Burlington, showcases the priceless Americana collections of Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960) and her parents – 150,000 objects in all. The mix of folk art, deco…
Top Choice Gallery in Northeast Kingdom

Dog Mountain

Signposted 2 miles east of St Johnsbury, this captivating spot celebrates the legacy of Vermont artist Stephen Huneck. There's an entire gallery devoted to Huneck's whimsical dog-themed artwork, but the real showsto…
Top Choice Brewery in Northeast Kingdom

Hill Farmstead Brewery

The brainchild of Shaun Hill, known for his uncompromising adherence to creativity and quality, this unassuming-looking brewery down a remote dirt road – voted 'world's best' four consecutive years – has developed a…
Top Choice Farm in Burlington

Intervale Center

You'd never guess it standing on a busy Burlington street corner, but one of Vermont's most idyllic green spaces is less than 2 miles from downtown. Tucked among the lazy curves of the Winooski River, Burlington's I…
Top Choice Brewery in Stowe & Smugglers Notch

Alchemist Brewery

One of Vermont's most legendary beers, Heady Topper, was born at this microbrewery, which recently expanded operations into a spiffy new Stowe Visitors Center. Visitors to the state-of-the-art, solar-powered buildin…
Top Choice Market in Burlington

Church Street Marketplace

Burlington's pulse can often be taken along this four-block pedestrian zone running from Pearl to Main Sts. When the weather's good, buskers (licensed by the town), food and craft vendors, soapbox demagogues, restle…
Top Choice State Park in Northern Vermont

Burton Island State Park

Only accessible by ferry, this island state park in the middle of Lake Champlain makes for a supremely relaxing, family-friendly getaway. It offers lakeside campsites and lean-tos, round-the-island walking trails, b…
Top Choice Lake in Northeast Kingdom

Lake Willoughby

This stunning fjord-like lake, 30 miles north of St Johnsbury, sits sandwiched between Mt Hor and Mt Pisgah, whose cliffs plummet more than 1000ft to the glacial waters below. There's a beach at the north end for sw…