Local Attractions
BEN & JERRY'S
BEN & JERRY'S

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, a Vermont based company, is well known for their 2 founders and their irresistible ice cream flavors. The founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were childhood friends that met in 1963 in a Long Island school during gym class. in 1977 Ben and Jerry moved to Vermont where they worked on a ice cream project together which turned into a booming business in 1978 when they opened their first scoop shop that featured their homemade ice cream. The scoop shop was a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington VT.

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ESSEX CINEMAS
ESSEX CINEMAS

Essex Cinemas is a locally owned and operated Cinema located in the Essex Outlets. Opened in October of 2001 as the first Stadium Seating Cinema in Vermont. That opening set the bar for comfort and technology and we have grown and expanded since then to ensure we deliver the best possible movie experience to our audiences. 

- The largest screen in Vermont with a 50 foot curved screen!
- 6 RealD 3D screens. These are the ONLY approved RealD 3D systems in Vermont; the best in 3D Movies!
- The One and Only “T-Rex, Theater Real Extreme” Theater! This unique combination of projection, screen, sound and seating has to be experienced to be believed! T-Rex is approved by RealD as the only RealD “Mega Theater” in Vermont capable of playing special extra-bright version of 3D movies. Our high power projectors make ReallD 3D jump off the screen! T-Rex is also officially listed as Vermont’s Only Large Format Theater! This recognition by the Movie Industry places our T-Rex Theater in the same category as IMax and other proprietary cinema systems.

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GREEN MOUNTAIN CLUB
GREEN MOUNTAIN CLUB

The Green Mountain Club (Founder and Maintainer of Vermont's Long Trail), was established to build and maintain Vermont's Long Trail, America’s first long-distance hiking trail. The Long Trail traverses the high peaks of Vermont for 270+ miles from the Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border. Established in 1910, this 10,000 member, statewide organization also maintains the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and trails in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Relying on roughly 1,000 volunteers annually, the club manages more than 500 miles of hiking trail and 70 shelters and other overnight sites, has conserved more than 25,000 acres of high-elevation forest land, provides youth education and workshops, and stewards hundreds of miles of trail corridor lands. The club relies heavily on member support to keep up with this work.

SHELBURNE MUSEUM
SHELBURNE MUSEUM

Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

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THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA
THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA

The Essex Resort and Spa's mission is to afford every guest a wide variety of resort experiences complemented by exceptional customer service. Building on a unique standing as one of the country's only Culinary Resorts, striving to ensure that a passion for food is at the root of everything they do. 

Founded in 1989, The Essex Resort & Spa is an 18-acre property located just outside of Burlington, Vermont, with 120 inviting rooms, two restaurants, a full-service Spa, Salon & Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor pools, and three public teaching kitchens in Cook Academy. 

Home of Vermont Tennis Vacations on six Har-Tru courts, the Links at Lang Farm golf course, and Northern Lights Rock & Ice, Family-friendly and pet-friendly. The Essex Resort & Spa is the only AAA Four-Diamond property in the Burlington area, and are also a Recommended Property of Forbes and Startle.com.

THE LINKS AT LANG FARM
THE LINKS AT LANG FARM

The Links at Lang Farm is known for great conditions, superb greens, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The golf course opened in 2002 and was Voted Readers’ Favorite New Golf Course for 2005-2006 by Northeast Golf Magazine. Their competitive rates and convenient location make their public golf course a favorite among locals and visitors alike. We are located only eight miles from Burlington, Vermont making us one of the favorite golf courses for players located in Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne, Essex Junction and South Burlington.

VERMONT TEDDY BEAR FACTORY
VERMONT TEDDY BEAR FACTORY

The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory is located in Shelburne, VT. They have been making the best Bears in the Universe for over twenty years -- and every bear is lovingly designed, cut, sewn, stuffed, and stitched right here in Vermont.