Guidebook for Addison County and Surrounding Areas

Jennifer & Jeff
Jennifer & Jeff
Guidebook for Addison County and Surrounding Areas

Food Scene

Local diner opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friendly and inexpensive.
Halfway House
450 Vermont 22A
Local diner opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friendly and inexpensive.
Middlebury- Very good food but on the pricey side. Atmosphere is fun and inviting with lots of local memorabilia. Good for families.
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Fire & Ice
26 Seymour Street
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Middlebury- Very good food but on the pricey side. Atmosphere is fun and inviting with lots of local memorabilia. Good for families.
Vergennes- good food at a decent price. Small and crowded and definitely make reservations.
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Park Squeeze
161 Main Street
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Vergennes- good food at a decent price. Small and crowded and definitely make reservations.
Vergennes- small restaurant with good but expensive food. Uses a lot of local produce and meat.
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Black Sheep Bistro
253 West Main Street
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Vergennes- small restaurant with good but expensive food. Uses a lot of local produce and meat.
Middlebury- Huge sandwiches and salads! A big variety of sandwiches. Their lobster bisque is particularly good!
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Noonie's Deli
137 Maple Street
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Middlebury- Huge sandwiches and salads! A big variety of sandwiches. Their lobster bisque is particularly good!
Benson- Lots of good food at a reasonable price. Mexican Monday is particularly good. You can order off the main menu too. Just a half hour south of Vantage Point off of Rt. 22A.
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Wheel Inn Restaurant
730 Lake Rd
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Benson- Lots of good food at a reasonable price. Mexican Monday is particularly good. You can order off the main menu too. Just a half hour south of Vantage Point off of Rt. 22A.
Middlebury- Open and has outdoor seating. Good good reasonably priced. Good place for families.
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Mister Up's Restaurant & Pub
25 Bakery Lane
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Middlebury- Open and has outdoor seating. Good good reasonably priced. Good place for families.
Known for its ice cream and Creamees, Goodies is a popular place. They offer take out food items. Picnic tables to sit at too.
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Goodies Snack Bar
6035 Vermont 17
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Known for its ice cream and Creamees, Goodies is a popular place. They offer take out food items. Picnic tables to sit at too.
Ice cream in downtown Vergennes!
Olsen's Ice Cream
61 Main Street
Ice cream in downtown Vergennes!

Entertainment & Activities

Visit website for more info. Carnival, expos, farm life, tractor pulls, livestock, food, and more!
Addison County Fair & Field Days
1790 Field Days Road
Visit website for more info. Carnival, expos, farm life, tractor pulls, livestock, food, and more!
They have a Mexican food cafe and usually current movies. Only theater around.
Marquis Theatre & Cafe
65 Main St
They have a Mexican food cafe and usually current movies. Only theater around.
Burlington - Have never been but it looks cool!
Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School
105 Briggs St
Burlington - Have never been but it looks cool!
Jay Peak - It’s a bit of a drive but a lot of fun! Make a day out of it!
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Pump House Indoor Waterpark
830 Jay Peak Road
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Jay Peak - It’s a bit of a drive but a lot of fun! Make a day out of it!
Killington- lots to do in the summer- Gondola, ropes course, Skye Coaster, Terra Maze and more!
Killington Mountain Lodge
2617 Killington Road
Killington- lots to do in the summer- Gondola, ropes course, Skye Coaster, Terra Maze and more!
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Lake Placid
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It’s pretty cool that this place is in Ticonderoga! Especially if you’re Star Trek fans!
Star Trek Original Series Set Tour
112 Montcalm St
It’s pretty cool that this place is in Ticonderoga! Especially if you’re Star Trek fans!

Drinks & Nightlife

Both a restaurant and pub with deck seating overlooking Otter Creek, and a bar where a lot of locals like to hang out.
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Mister Up's Restaurant & Pub
25 Bakery Lane
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Both a restaurant and pub with deck seating overlooking Otter Creek, and a bar where a lot of locals like to hang out.
Not so much night life but is a brewery with a lunch menu/pub. Check website for hours- not open after 7 pm and only on certain days.
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The Otter Creek Brewery
793 Exchange Street
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Not so much night life but is a brewery with a lunch menu/pub. Check website for hours- not open after 7 pm and only on certain days.
Cidery- visit website for hours and special events. Neat place to visit and sample various hard ciders made from local apples!
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Woodchuck® Cider
1321 Exchange Street
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Cidery- visit website for hours and special events. Neat place to visit and sample various hard ciders made from local apples!
Vergennes- Not night life but another cidery to explore.
Shacksbury Cider
11 Main St
Vergennes- Not night life but another cidery to explore.

Essentials

It's about 20 minutes from our Guest House in downtown Middlebury.
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Hannaford Supermarket
260 Court Street
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It's about 20 minutes from our Guest House in downtown Middlebury.
Small family owned grocery store with more grocery items than say Maplefields. Offers awesome sandwiches and meats (local), beer/wine and has two gas tanks.
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Pratt's Store
2504 VT-22A
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Small family owned grocery store with more grocery items than say Maplefields. Offers awesome sandwiches and meats (local), beer/wine and has two gas tanks.
Amato's is also located here for pizza/subs/salads and offers food to go. Convenience store sells beer/wine. Gas station.
Maplefields
2949 VT-74
Amato's is also located here for pizza/subs/salads and offers food to go. Convenience store sells beer/wine. Gas station.
Orwell- Buxtons is a general store with a great deli and they make pizzas too. Check for days and times regarding pizza and other take out food items. Also has a liquor store section.
Buxton's Store
499 Main Street
Orwell- Buxtons is a general store with a great deli and they make pizzas too. Check for days and times regarding pizza and other take out food items. Also has a liquor store section.
Vergennes and Middlebury- grocery store tends to be less expensive than Hannafords.
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Shaw's
115c Monkton Road
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Vergennes and Middlebury- grocery store tends to be less expensive than Hannafords.

Arts & Culture

Vergennes- Fun place to learn about maritime history in Lake Champlain.
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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
4472 Basin Harbor Road
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Vergennes- Fun place to learn about maritime history in Lake Champlain.
Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience. Hiking trails.
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Rokeby Museum
4334 U.S. 7
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Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience. Hiking trails.
Middlebury College Museum of Art
72 Porter Field Road
The Vermont Daughters of the American Revolution invite you to visit this 200 year old home of a Revolutionary War Patriot and his family. Experience one of Vermont ’s most important 18th century homes- a masterpiece of Federal architecture. See period room displays and hear the story of a Colonial family’s life in the northern wilderness.
DAR John Strong Mansion Museum
6656 VT-17
The Vermont Daughters of the American Revolution invite you to visit this 200 year old home of a Revolutionary War Patriot and his family. Experience one of Vermont ’s most important 18th century homes- a masterpiece of Federal architecture. See period room displays and hear the story of a Colonial family’s life in the northern wilderness.

Sightseeing

West Addison - Crown Bridge- historical site. Bring a picnic and eat by Lake Champlain. Explore the ruins of an old fort!
Chimney Point State Park
31 VT-17
West Addison - Crown Bridge- historical site. Bring a picnic and eat by Lake Champlain. Explore the ruins of an old fort!
Shelburne - A really interesting indoor/outdoor museum about the 18th and 19th century life in Vermont. Fun and educational.
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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
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Shelburne - A really interesting indoor/outdoor museum about the 18th and 19th century life in Vermont. Fun and educational.
This is the he 2022 Fort Ti Ferry schedule and rates! 6 minutes from our house to Ticonderoga, NY!
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Fort Ticonderoga Ferry
4831 VT-74
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This is the he 2022 Fort Ti Ferry schedule and rates! 6 minutes from our house to Ticonderoga, NY!

Parks & Nature

Addison- The view at the top is amazing. Moderate hiking trail.
Snake Mountain Parking Lot
2514 Mountain Rd
Addison- The view at the top is amazing. Moderate hiking trail.
Interesting historical site and museum.
Mount Independence
472 Mount Independence Road
Interesting historical site and museum.
Shoreham- Pick Your Own.... huge apple orchard, friendly people. Offers seasonal pick your own fruit from cherries to raspberries to apples.
Douglas Orchard & Cider Mill
1050 Vermont 74
Shoreham- Pick Your Own.... huge apple orchard, friendly people. Offers seasonal pick your own fruit from cherries to raspberries to apples.
Shoreham- Pick Your Own... orchard and store known for their pies. Seasonal pick your own fruit - visit their website!
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Champlain Orchards
3597 Vermont 74
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Shoreham- Pick Your Own... orchard and store known for their pies. Seasonal pick your own fruit - visit their website!
Easy hike to the top or drive. Awesome views! Bring a picnic!
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Mt. Philo State Park
5425 Mt Philo Rd
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Easy hike to the top or drive. Awesome views! Bring a picnic!
Easy walk with lots of interesting things to see.
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Robert Frost Interpretive Trail
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Easy walk with lots of interesting things to see.
Salisbury- has a public beach. Great for families. Has hiking trails too.
Lake Dunmore
Salisbury- has a public beach. Great for families. Has hiking trails too.
Ticonderoga, NY- a must see historical museum. Mostly outdoors.
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Fort Ticonderoga
102 Fort Ti Rd
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Ticonderoga, NY- a must see historical museum. Mostly outdoors.
Burlington - ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, formerly the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center, is located on the Burlington waterfront in northern Vermont. It is home to more than 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles, major traveling exhibitions, and the multimedia Awesome Forces Theatre.
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
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Burlington - ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, formerly the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center, is located on the Burlington waterfront in northern Vermont. It is home to more than 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles, major traveling exhibitions, and the multimedia Awesome Forces Theatre.
Keeseville, NY- A must see! Absolutely beautiful! Nature trail and adventure course. Zip line.
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Ausable Chasm
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Keeseville, NY- A must see! Absolutely beautiful! Nature trail and adventure course. Zip line.
Lots to do and relatively close by.
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Lake George
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Lots to do and relatively close by.
Tallest mountain in Vermont. Nice and easy drive up. Incredible views!
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Mount Mansfield
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Tallest mountain in Vermont. Nice and easy drive up. Incredible views!
The park has swimming on Lake Champlain, picnic areas and an easy hiking trail. Visit their website for more information. https://www.vtstateparks.com/buttonbay.html
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Button Bay State Park
5 Button Bay State Park
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The park has swimming on Lake Champlain, picnic areas and an easy hiking trail. Visit their website for more information. https://www.vtstateparks.com/buttonbay.html