Brittany's Guidebook

Brittany
Brittany's Guidebook

Hiking

15 minutes away by car
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Red Rocks Park
Central Avenue
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10 minutes away by car. And there is a fun kids playground across the way at Dorset Park.
Wheeler Nature Park
10 minutes away by car. And there is a fun kids playground across the way at Dorset Park.
25 minutes away by car. The hike up takes about 45 minutes depending on who’s with you (more for children who like to take their time and explore)
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Mount Philo
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25 minutes away by car. The hike up takes about 45 minutes depending on who’s with you (more for children who like to take their time and explore)
1 hour drive, but worth it. This is an intense hike. I would recommend taking a whole day for it. Pack lots of water and take it slow. You’ll be so proud of yourself when you reach the pinnacle! Not recommended for children. Walking sticks would be helpful but not needed for all.
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Mount Mansfield
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1 hour drive, but worth it. This is an intense hike. I would recommend taking a whole day for it. Pack lots of water and take it slow. You’ll be so proud of yourself when you reach the pinnacle! Not recommended for children. Walking sticks would be helpful but not needed for all.

Food scene

25-30 minutes drive in Waterbury. Take a trip to the factory to see how the ice cream is made! Bonus: you get a free scoop of the flavor of the day at the end of the tour!
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Ben & Jerry’s
1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd
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25-30 minutes drive in Waterbury. Take a trip to the factory to see how the ice cream is made! Bonus: you get a free scoop of the flavor of the day at the end of the tour!
35 minutes away (by Ben&Jerrys Factory) The cider and cider donuts are a must try!
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Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury Stowe Road
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35 minutes away (by Ben&Jerrys Factory) The cider and cider donuts are a must try!
Will deliver for a fee or pick up. Best pizza in town!
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Folino's Wood Fired Pizza
6305 Shelburne Road
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Will deliver for a fee or pick up. Best pizza in town!
Within delivery range. Love their wings!
Barnyard Wood Crafted Pizza
1705 Williston Rd
Within delivery range. Love their wings!
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Spot on the Dock
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Second best creemee in town
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Burlington Bay Market & Cafe
125 Battery Street
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Second best creemee in town
A drive (by Mt. philo 25 min away). But the best creemee in town (in my opinion)
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Vermont Cookie Love
6915 Rte 7
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A drive (by Mt. philo 25 min away). But the best creemee in town (in my opinion)
Upscale dining. Make reservations far in advance!
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Hen of the Wood - Burlington
55 Cherry Street
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Upscale dining. Make reservations far in advance!
Open for carry out (call to see if they have seating). Order in advance! Located on Church Street
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Honey Road
156 Church St
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Open for carry out (call to see if they have seating). Order in advance! Located on Church Street
Right up the road- 5 minute drive.
HANA Japanese Restaurant
150 Dorset St
Right up the road- 5 minute drive.
My favorite brunch place in town. Get there when it opens to secure timely seating! Located off Church Street
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Penny Cluse Cafe
169 Cherry Street
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My favorite brunch place in town. Get there when it opens to secure timely seating! Located off Church Street

Sightseeing

An hour drive but the best beach around by far (in my opinion)! Worth it for a beach day!
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Alburg Dunes State Park
151 Coon Point Road
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An hour drive but the best beach around by far (in my opinion)! Worth it for a beach day!
We’re a 15 minute trip to the waterfront. Have a creemee while you’re there!
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Waterfront Park
20 Lake Street
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We’re a 15 minute trip to the waterfront. Have a creemee while you’re there!
20 minute drive. Check to see if the Children’s Farm is open. There you can pet goats, milk a cow, and hold a chicken!
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Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Road
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20 minute drive. Check to see if the Children’s Farm is open. There you can pet goats, milk a cow, and hold a chicken!
20 minute drive for a step back in time! Explore an old steamboat, watch a blacksmith in action, and ride an old carousel!
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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
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20 minute drive for a step back in time! Explore an old steamboat, watch a blacksmith in action, and ride an old carousel!
If you time this right you can come for the leaf peeping and ride up to snow! Bring a warm coat!
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Gondola Skyride
7416 Mountain Road
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If you time this right you can come for the leaf peeping and ride up to snow! Bring a warm coat!
Bounce the rainy day away!
Get Air Trampoline Park
25 Omega Dr
Bounce the rainy day away!
Super short hike from the parking lot to the whale tails. A fun little area to have the littles run around and up and down the hill… tire em out!
Reverence (Whales Tails)
Super short hike from the parking lot to the whale tails. A fun little area to have the littles run around and up and down the hill… tire em out!
C Douglas Cairns Arena
600 Swift St
Every fall we go here to pick apples and taste the most delicious (seasonal- check with the orchard to see which weekends they will be there) donuts from Dizzy’s dozen. I recommend the cinnamon sugar and maple! A must try! Oh and you can pick some apples form the orchard while you’re there ;)
Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market
986 Old Stage Rd
Every fall we go here to pick apples and taste the most delicious (seasonal- check with the orchard to see which weekends they will be there) donuts from Dizzy’s dozen. I recommend the cinnamon sugar and maple! A must try! Oh and you can pick some apples form the orchard while you’re there ;)

Museum Hands On

Great little museum for the kids! Packed with local history as well. Check to see if your local museum pass gets you a discount!
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
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Great little museum for the kids! Packed with local history as well. Check to see if your local museum pass gets you a discount!

Shopping

Shops, ice cream, and food all on a pedestrian only path. It’s modeled after Strøget in Copenhagen, Denmark as well!
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Church Street Marketplace
2 Church Street
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Shops, ice cream, and food all on a pedestrian only path. It’s modeled after Strøget in Copenhagen, Denmark as well!

Library

This is within one mile of our house. A nice 20 minute walk or a very short drive (the pictures have not been updated above. See mine below!)
South Burlington Public Library
180 Market Street
This is within one mile of our house. A nice 20 minute walk or a very short drive (the pictures have not been updated above. See mine below!)

Playgrounds

Rick Marcotte Central School
200 Market Street
Jaycee Park
113 Patchen Road
Pool and updated playground. About a 15 minute drive. Also host a lot of fall (pumpkin walk), movies in the park, and winter lights. Great fun year round.
Maple Street Park and Pool
75 Maple Street
Pool and updated playground. About a 15 minute drive. Also host a lot of fall (pumpkin walk), movies in the park, and winter lights. Great fun year round.