Enjoy small town Vermont living at it's best in the villages of Bristol and Middlebury, or in the city of Vergennes, home to Basin Harbor where you'll find wholesome family fun, romance, and recreational sports for every conceivable type. Stroll the streets of our towns, golf with a mountain view, bike through farm country, kayak on Lake Champlain, attend a weekly band concert on the green in Bristol, dine in elegance, or just sit in an Adirondack chair and watch the sunset. It's hard not to find some recreational activity at any time of the year in Addison County.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including the town of Middlebury.
The U.S. Forest Service maintains numerous camping, hiking, fishing and hunting areas in the Green Mountain National Forest east of Middlebury. Be it bird-watching or biking--Addison County has something for everyone. When snow covers the land, skiers of every ability will find groomed cross-country trails at many locations.
There is no limit to the cultural and entertainment offerings of Addison County. Stop by to see the stylized displays at the Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center in Middlebury. Artists and craftspeople thrive in the creative and scenic atmosphere of our area. History comes alive at the Mount Independence and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum near Lake Champlain. In Pittsford, south of the villages of Middlebury and Brandon on Route 7 is the New England Maple Museum which offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history.
Enjoy small town Vermont living at it's best in the villages of Bristol and Middlebury, or in the city of Vergennes, home to Basin Harbor where you'll find wholesome family fun, romance, and
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Vergennes, VT - Open from mid-May to mid-October, the 700 acres of Basin Harbor encompass a complete vacation experience. For 122 years and through 4 generations, the Beach family has provided sanctuary from a hectic world. Experience wholesome family fun, romance, and recreational sports for every conceivable type.
Vergennes, VT - There is no other place like Basin Harbor for a celebration, whether you are just beginning your life together or gathering generations together for a family reunion. After all, families have been marking their special occasions with us since 1886. The stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the natural beauty of our gardens supply the perfect setting.
Starksboro, VT - Common Ground Center offers unique family camp programs, creating lasting relationships while engaging in life-long learning and community building. It's a place where families of different economic & cultural backgrounds have the opportunity to become part of a shared community, connecting & learning from one another. A place where stereotypes & prejudices are dissolved and where individual and family wellness is nurtured.