Vergennes, Vermont

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Vergennes, Vermont is located on Route 22A in Addison County, 25 miles south of Burlington and 12 miles north of Middlebury. The City of Vergennes is Vermont's first incorporated city, making it the oldest city in Vermont. Vergennes is also the smallest city (by population) in Vermont.

The city was named for the Comte de Vergennes, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and negotiator of the Treaty of Paris. It was in Vergennes, on Otter Creek, where the fleet that would defeat the British on Lake Champlain was built and armed. A historic marker can be found on the east side of Otter Creek where the shipyard once stood.

Vergennes is also home to Basin Harbor, a summer resort where you'll find wholesome family fun, romance, and recreational sports for every conceivable type.

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Basin Harbor - On Lake Champlain, Vermont
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.

Vermont Events in June

New Growh 6/1/19 - 7/14/19

Northern Daughters is excited to announce “New Growth” a group exhibit featuring new work from Anna Dibble, Anne Cady, Bonnie Baird, Hannah Morris, Hannah Secord Wade, Julia Jensen, Pamela Smith, and Susanne Strater. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from June 1st through July 14th. "New Growth" features predominantly green work to celebrate the change of season in Vermont. The title is also an acknowledgement to the ways our artists are pushing the boundaries of their work, reaching past a familiar place or comfort zone. The show will feature a selection of new pieces created by a group of gallery artists.

Abenaki Heritage Weekend 6/22/19 - 6/23/19

Join the Native American community at the Abenaki Heritage Weekend on June 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm and June 23rd from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Members of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk and Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe, and the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association work with Museum staff to plan and present the event. The Native people at this event are experts in the living indigenous arts and traditions which they come together to share with one another and with visitors. They have inherited, researched, reconstructed, or apprenticed to learn the techniques with which they create outstanding bead work, quill work, basketry, pottery, woodworking and other items for personal use or for sale. Tribal members will also share songs, drumming, dancing, games, food preparation, and other life skills. Abenaki Heritage Weekend also includes opportunities to share cultural heritage through indoor presentations and a gallery talk with the curators and artists.

Champs Challenge 6/30/19 - 6/30/19

The Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation is hosting its annual event! Please join us for a certified 5K, 1K kids' run, and multiple bicycling options (8, 25, 43 miles or century ride). Family friendly event that includes a raffle and lakeside lunch. You have the option of cheering on the others and joining us just for lunch if you'd like! Get a team together and come support those with CF to have stronger, longer lives!

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