Northern Vermont has fun attractions from ice cream tours to teddy bears

Here’s a year-round world of food, fun and outdoor recreation . Tour Vermont’s own coffee roaster. Stay in boutique hotel. Ride through the treetops on ziplines and canopy tours. There are local craft beers, wines,and chocolates to savor and a teddy bear factory to explore. Burlington has fairs, festivals, events, and, nearby, one of New England’s coolest museums of art and Americana. The beautiful Northeast Kingdom treats the senses to lakes, rivers, and mountainous splendor plus shopping, dining, hiking, biking, skiing and more.

1 Rotarian Place Waterbury, VT, 05676 Phone: 802-882-2700 Toll-Free: 877-879-2326

An historic and freshly brewed Green Mountain attraction

The Green Mountains are home to so many wonderful attractions that one might not know where to start. A cup of freshly brewed coffee at this magnificent visitor center is as good a place as any to wake up the senses and get you on your way. Stop and smell the beans roasting. Browse the extraordinary Victorian Italianate train station built in 1875. Watch videos and see world class hands-on exhibits that highlight the history of Green Mountain Coffee and its sustainable connections with coffee growing partners around the world. The gift shop is filled with unique items and artisan crafts, and you can enjoy the taste of great coffee with a fresh-baked item, sandwich or salad in the cafe.

750 Pine Street Burlington, VT, 05401 Phone: 800-465-5909

Calling all chocolate fanatics!

Lake Champlain Chocolates has crafted specialty chocolates in Burlington, Vermont for 30 years. Visit our factory store and take in the aromas and sights of a real, chocolate factory! Our 30 minute guided tour is seated and begins on the hour, 11am-2pm Monday-Friday. End the experience with delicious samples. Self guided tours are available after 3pm and before 10 am. On the weekends we offer chocolate tastings from 11am-4pm. Taste and discover the flavor profiles of four chocolates with a chocolate tasting guide. Learn about how chocolate is made from fair-trade cacao bean to giant bunny!

6655 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-3001 Toll-Free: 800-829-2327

Factory Tours and More at Vermont Teddy Bear!

Set in the beautiful town of Shelburne, VT, there’s nothing quite like Vermont Teddy Bear. Come see how our handmade Bears come to life on one of our factory tours, led by our knowledgeable Bear Ambassadors. You can even see our Bear Hospital, where our Bears come for free healthcare. Then visit our Bear Shop, where you can pick out a Bear or create your own. Lastly, enjoy your packed lunch or sweet Bear Shop treat at one of our outdoor picnic tables while breathing in the fresh Vermont air. All tour and store information is available on our website.

34 Pleasant Street Morrisville, VT, 05661 Phone: 802-888-7607 Toll-Free: 800-849-9985

Come join the adventure

The Green Mountains dance from South to North across the whole of Vermont but produce their highest drama in the Stowe-Smugglers’ Notch Region. Summer is a wonderful time to hike in the cool woods, but in the fall legendary red and yellow foliage is not to be missed. Walks, hikes, and bikes from Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe Mountain Resort provide visitors of all abilities a chance to get to know the mountains better. Skiing and snowboarding in our region is made famous by two well-known resorts: Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe. The mountains help define the uniqueness of the Stowe-Smugglers’ Notch Region.

446 Route 114 East Burke, VT, 05832 Phone: 802-626-8511

Enter... the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The beauty and peace of this hidden jewel of Vermont will have you mesmerized. Be ready to have your senses awakened! Pristine lakes back dropped by beautiful Green Mountains will surround you. Captivating Vermont towns will delight you. Shopping, dining, hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, horseback trails all await you. Kayak, sail, glide, and fish our beautiful Kingdom lakes and rivers. In winter enjoy some of the best skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile trails in the East. Our Kingdom accommodations await your arrival to pamper and spoil your soul.

60 Main Street Burlington, VT, 05401 Phone: 802-863-3489 Toll-Free: 877-686-5253

Vermont's largest city, Burlington, is situated along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, a 136 mile freshwater lake known as the country's sixth great lake. Backed by the Green Mountains to the east and facing the lake, Northern Vermont is endowed with magnificent scenic panoramas throughout the seasons. Burlington has developed a well-deserved reputation as the festival, event, and attraction capital of New England. More than fifty non-profit cultural organizations make their home in the region and provide a large array of cultural events and activities that amaze residents and visitors alike.

Shelburne Museum

U.S. Route 7 - P.O. Box 10 Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-3346

This super-cool museum on the edge of Lake Champlain is filled with unusual attractions that are sure to entertain every person in the family. Kids and parents will love the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Ticonderoga, which was a workhourse of passenger and cargo transportation on the lake for decades in the 19th century. Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s most eclectic museums of art, Americana, and design, displaying 150,000 objects on 45 acres in 25 historic New England buildings. There's even a lighthouse. A full day of family fun waits here, May through October. Information: http://shelburnemuseum.org/

P.O. Box 10 North Ferrisburg, VT, 05473 Phone: 802-425-6211 Toll-Free: 800-425-8747

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