Kara's Guidebook

Kara
Kara's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Crown Point State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the ruins of two fortifications from the colonial wars between the British and French. Long before the American Revolution these colonial powers both laid claim to the Champlain Valley and this strategically important peninsula known as Crown Point. The French built Fort St. Frederic here between 1734 and 1737 and used it as a base for raids on British settlements in New York and New England. As a result, the British mounted various expeditions to take control of Crown Point, and in 1759 they were finally successful. They immediately began construction of new fortifications that they called "His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point". Enclosing over seven acres this was one of the largest built by the British in North America. In 1775, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the American colonists captured the fort and secured sorely needed cannons and heavy ordnance. Crown Point was occupied by General John Burgoyne's army in 1777 after the American evacuation to Mount Independence and remained under British control until the end of the war. The ruins of Fort St. Frederic, "His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point," and surrounding lands were acquired by the State of New York in 1910. Today, visitors can explore the preserved ruins of these forts and tour the museum which includes a multimedia orientation program, large scale models, and an exhibit of original artifacts recovered from the site by archaeologists. Additionally, the site offers access to the historic Crown Point Pier, the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, the walking paths on either side of the newly constructed Lake Champlain Bridge, and fantastic views of Lake Champlain. Tours for school and adult groups, as well as outreach programs, are available by reservation.
Crown Point
Crown Point State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the ruins of two fortifications from the colonial wars between the British and French. Long before the American Revolution these colonial powers both laid claim to the Champlain Valley and this strategically important peninsula known as Crown Point. The French built Fort St. Frederic here between 1734 and 1737 and used it as a base for raids on British settlements in New York and New England. As a result, the British mounted various expeditions to take control of Crown Point, and in 1759 they were finally successful. They immediately began construction of new fortifications that they called "His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point". Enclosing over seven acres this was one of the largest built by the British in North America. In 1775, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the American colonists captured the fort and secured sorely needed cannons and heavy ordnance. Crown Point was occupied by General John Burgoyne's army in 1777 after the American evacuation to Mount Independence and remained under British control until the end of the war. The ruins of Fort St. Frederic, "His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point," and surrounding lands were acquired by the State of New York in 1910. Today, visitors can explore the preserved ruins of these forts and tour the museum which includes a multimedia orientation program, large scale models, and an exhibit of original artifacts recovered from the site by archaeologists. Additionally, the site offers access to the historic Crown Point Pier, the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, the walking paths on either side of the newly constructed Lake Champlain Bridge, and fantastic views of Lake Champlain. Tours for school and adult groups, as well as outreach programs, are available by reservation.
Catch a round of mini golf while taking in the countryside.
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Champ's Trading Post
6449 VT-17
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Catch a round of mini golf while taking in the countryside.
Arnold Bay was named after Benedict Arnold, known as a traitor during the American Revolution, but before that he was an important part of fighting for the American cause. He created a navy for Lake Champlain, battled the British at Valcour Island, and burned the boats in this bay during retreat from that battle, effectively stopping the British from gaining a foothold in the area. It's also a nice place to take a dip or launch a kayak/boat for the day!
Arnold Bay
Arnold Bay was named after Benedict Arnold, known as a traitor during the American Revolution, but before that he was an important part of fighting for the American cause. He created a navy for Lake Champlain, battled the British at Valcour Island, and burned the boats in this bay during retreat from that battle, effectively stopping the British from gaining a foothold in the area. It's also a nice place to take a dip or launch a kayak/boat for the day!
Shelburne Museum is an unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art, and design. Designed to allow visitors the pleasure of discovery and exploration, the Museum includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects. Play in the gardens and stroll around the grounds enjoying the history.
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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
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Shelburne Museum is an unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art, and design. Designed to allow visitors the pleasure of discovery and exploration, the Museum includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects. Play in the gardens and stroll around the grounds enjoying the history.
Over 55 km of skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-biking in the heart of the Green Mountains. Enjoy the picturesque terrain features forests, farm fields, stone walls, babbling brooks, and even Robert Frost’s summer cabin. The Nordic Center is fully ADA accessible. Enjoy the Enjoy the Ski school and full service rental shop.
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Rikert Nordic Center
106 College Cross Road
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Over 55 km of skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-biking in the heart of the Green Mountains. Enjoy the picturesque terrain features forests, farm fields, stone walls, babbling brooks, and even Robert Frost’s summer cabin. The Nordic Center is fully ADA accessible. Enjoy the Enjoy the Ski school and full service rental shop.
Check out upcoming events at http://www.vergennesoperahouse.org/
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The Vergennes Opera House
120 Main Street
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Check out upcoming events at http://www.vergennesoperahouse.org/
Button Bay, a 253-acre park, is located on a bluff in Ferrisburgh along the 130-mile long Lake Champlain. Historically, the area has been visited by such notables as Samuel De Champlain (1609), Ethan Allen (1776), Ben Franklin (1776), and Benedict Arnold (1777). Once operating as a farm, the area became a state park in 1964. The park is so named for the button-like concretions formed by clay deposits found along the shoreline.
Button Bay
Button Bay, a 253-acre park, is located on a bluff in Ferrisburgh along the 130-mile long Lake Champlain. Historically, the area has been visited by such notables as Samuel De Champlain (1609), Ethan Allen (1776), Ben Franklin (1776), and Benedict Arnold (1777). Once operating as a farm, the area became a state park in 1964. The park is so named for the button-like concretions formed by clay deposits found along the shoreline.
Basin Harbor is just 6 miles down the road from the Groovy Lake House offers lake resort activities and entertainment for every season and every interest. Vermont recreation is right at your fingertips: Hiking Biking Kayaking Sailing Swimming Ski Boat, Paddleboat, Kayak, Paddle boarding, Pontoon rentals Canoeing Bee Hive Tours Shipwreck Tours Fishing Croquet & Badminton & More!
Basin Harbor
Basin Harbor is just 6 miles down the road from the Groovy Lake House offers lake resort activities and entertainment for every season and every interest. Vermont recreation is right at your fingertips: Hiking Biking Kayaking Sailing Swimming Ski Boat, Paddleboat, Kayak, Paddle boarding, Pontoon rentals Canoeing Bee Hive Tours Shipwreck Tours Fishing Croquet & Badminton & More!
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum opened its first building, a historic stone schoolhouse, in 1985 with the mission to preserve and share the cultural and natural heritage of the Lake Champlain region by connecting its past, present and future. Exhibits and historic boats that let visitors get hands-on with the history, ecology, and archaeology that ties the story of Lake Champlain to our larger shared history. The 3-acre campus encourages adventure and discovery with multiple exhibit buildings, workshops, and a replica fleet including the 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II and the 1862-class canal schooner Lois McClure.
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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
4472 Basin Harbor Road
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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum opened its first building, a historic stone schoolhouse, in 1985 with the mission to preserve and share the cultural and natural heritage of the Lake Champlain region by connecting its past, present and future. Exhibits and historic boats that let visitors get hands-on with the history, ecology, and archaeology that ties the story of Lake Champlain to our larger shared history. The 3-acre campus encourages adventure and discovery with multiple exhibit buildings, workshops, and a replica fleet including the 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II and the 1862-class canal schooner Lois McClure.

Neighborhoods

Vermont's smallest city has a lot to offer from a night at the opera to some delicious breakfast and coffee options.
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Vergennes
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Vermont's smallest city has a lot to offer from a night at the opera to some delicious breakfast and coffee options.
With its stately brick and stone buildings along the gently sloping town green and cascading falls of the Otter Creek, Middlebury is a must-see destination for culture, shopping, and recreation. There is a local co-op and lots of great dining options. Those with a passion for history and literature will find their hearts' home in Middlebury, where Robert Frost lived and where writers still gather at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus.
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Middlebury
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With its stately brick and stone buildings along the gently sloping town green and cascading falls of the Otter Creek, Middlebury is a must-see destination for culture, shopping, and recreation. There is a local co-op and lots of great dining options. Those with a passion for history and literature will find their hearts' home in Middlebury, where Robert Frost lived and where writers still gather at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus.
Take a day trip to another country, hop on the train straight to Montreal right from Vergennes.
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Montréal
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Take a day trip to another country, hop on the train straight to Montreal right from Vergennes.

Food scene

Delicious breakfast and lunch options while getting your coffee fix downtown.
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3 Squares Cafe
141 Main Street
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Delicious breakfast and lunch options while getting your coffee fix downtown.
Kimchee Grilled Cheese, yes please! Careful, you may end up like me and ordering one of everything because you can't decide between all of the delicious items on the ever changing menu.
Vergennes Laundry
247 Main Street
Kimchee Grilled Cheese, yes please! Careful, you may end up like me and ordering one of everything because you can't decide between all of the delicious items on the ever changing menu.
Closest stop to the Groovy Lake House to stock up on anything you may have forgotten at the grocery store or Deli.
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West Addison General Store
5944 Vermont Rte 17 W
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Closest stop to the Groovy Lake House to stock up on anything you may have forgotten at the grocery store or Deli.
Make a reservation in advance for the Red Mill Restaurant which serves casual American fare in a historic saw mill.
Red Mill Restaurant
4880 Basin Harbor Road
Make a reservation in advance for the Red Mill Restaurant which serves casual American fare in a historic saw mill.
Pies!! Pies! It's a quintessential visit for my husband to get a homemade pie whenever we are within a 30 mile radius! When the season is right you can pick your own fruit too.
Gunnison's Olde Farmhouse
3208 New York 9N
Pies!! Pies! It's a quintessential visit for my husband to get a homemade pie whenever we are within a 30 mile radius! When the season is right you can pick your own fruit too.
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Ben & Jerry's Factory
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Bar Antidote Serves Farm-to-Table Comfort Food, Creative Cocktails and Local Craft Beers
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Bar Antidote
35 Green Street
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Bar Antidote Serves Farm-to-Table Comfort Food, Creative Cocktails and Local Craft Beers
Yummy baked goods for breakfast and lunch cravings.
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Otter Creek Bakery & Deli
14 College Street
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Yummy baked goods for breakfast and lunch cravings.
Hefty portions of farm-to-table fare (many with a French flavor) crafted in a romantic atmosphere.
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Black Sheep Bistro
253 West Main Street
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Hefty portions of farm-to-table fare (many with a French flavor) crafted in a romantic atmosphere.
Sometimes only Pizza will hit the spot.
Rockers Pizzeria
191 Main Street
Sometimes only Pizza will hit the spot.
Be prepared- you likely won't be able to order just one cookie. We've tried and failed.
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Vermont Cookie Love
6915 Rte 7
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Be prepared- you likely won't be able to order just one cookie. We've tried and failed.
Cozy, rustic eatrery with fireplace & nature views serving locally sourced fare & craft cocktails.
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Starry Night Café
5371 U.S. 7
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Cozy, rustic eatrery with fireplace & nature views serving locally sourced fare & craft cocktails.

Gifts

A flannel shirt to stay cozy never goes out of style & Maple Syrup from Vermont is a no-brainer!!
Great place to stock up on some local maple syrup and deli goods.
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Dakin Farm
5797 U.S. 7
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Great place to stock up on some local maple syrup and deli goods.
These flannels will never go out of style and will keep you warm on the colder Vermont days.
The Vermont Flannel Company
5467 Vermont Route
These flannels will never go out of style and will keep you warm on the colder Vermont days.