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3 days near downtown Burlington

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3 days near downtown Burlington

Flying in to Burlington, then driving to a wedding (overnight) in St. Johnsbury. Thinking about staying in Burlington after the wedding (will be flying out of Burlington), staying near downtown in order to walk to restaurants, shops, etc. Will have a car but not too interested in staying in a remote area (we enjoy being w/i walking distance of stuff). That said, would 3 nights near downtown Burlington be too many? We are not big nature people, much prefer to experience the locals, get a feel for the town, and are big food and wine people. Is there enough to do in/around Burlington but also options for not-too-far day trips from Burlington for 3 days...maybe Lake Champlain or driving to a smaller quaint town or two? Was thinking maybe Stowe, but also very interested in visiting a cheesemaker or two, if there are options for that close by. Any advice would be most appreciated.

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1. Re: 3 days near downtown Burlington

hard to avoid nature in VT.

Stowe is certainly an option.

Cabot cheese in in the area

http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/visit_us/

as is ben and jerry.

Magic Hat has a great brewery tasting room.

nothing is stopping you from using a day to take a ride down rt 100 into woodstock or to vt country store in Weston.

Vt Teddy Bear factory is right there.

This is how i think of Vt- nothing is close and nothing is too far.

Issue is not whether there is enough to do, just what you like to do or what you are willing to try in order to enjoy VT. I promise you will realize you aren't in Baltimore anymore.

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2. Re: 3 days near downtown Burlington

Thanks, great advice. We certainly aren't averse to nature, just usually don't get into stuff like hiking, but we do like riding bikes so perhaps that's another way to explore the area. LOVE the cheese idea, thanks for the link. Looks like Woodstock is less than two hours away(?)...is that an enjoyable/scenic drive? Also, is there enough in Woodstock to be busy for an entire day, without doing touristy stuff? I guess part of the fun will simply be exploring an area in which we've never been :)

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3. Re: 3 days near downtown Burlington

Sounds like you could easily find plenty to do if you base yourself in Burlington for three days.

You like bikes? Explore the Burlington Bike Path. www.enjoyburlington.com/parks/bikepath1.cfm

Cheese? Plenty of places within an easy drive of Burlington. http://www.vtcheese.com/cheesetrail.htm

Wine? Shelburne Vineyard, Charlotte Vineyard,Boyden Valley and Lincoln Peak are within easy striking distance of Burlington. www.vermontvacation.com/winebrewtrail.aspx

There are also quite a few craft breweries if that interests you as well.

Plenty of restaurants in Burlington to choose from. Here is a good guide:

http://www.7nvt.com/7n/home.htm

Edited: 27 February 2013, 21:11
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4. Re: 3 days near downtown Burlington

thanks vter...wasn't thinking we'd find wineries up that way :) very helpful info/links!

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5. Re: 3 days near downtown Burlington

I like the Boyden winery best. Far superior to Shelburne IMHO. For food & wine, Trattoria Delia is our fav. L'Amante, Church & Main, and Leunig's are also nice options.

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