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Boyden Valley Winery was one of the first licensed wineries in Vermont. David and Linda Boyden were pioneers in the wine industry using newly cultivated winter-hardy hybrid grapes from Minnesota and planting their first vines in 1996. While they waited for the first grape harvest, they began to craft fruit wines and created some of their most iconic varieties including Boyden’s Cranberry Wine. Their fruit wine roots inspired many of the partnerships still maintained today with other local Vermont farms and foster a philosophy of sustainability on the farm. (This excerpt taken from the Boyden Valley Winery website)
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St. Albans, VT
(range: 11 miles)
Burton Island is a 253-acre park off the southwestern tip of St. Albans Point in Lake Champlain’s 'Inland Sea'. The park is accessible only by boat, with the state’s passenger ferry making the 10-minute trip from Kill Kare State Park. (This excerpt taken from the Burton Island website)
ArborTrek Smugglers’ Notch offers year-round, zip line eco-adventures ranging from the serene to the extreme. The Zip Line Canopy Tour is fully-guided and combines the thrill of high-speed zip lines with stunning views of the region and commentary on the local ecology, natural history, and lore of the area. The Treetop Obstacle Course and Climbing Adventure, on the other hand, are designed for those who want to get physical and include opportunities to slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, and swing through the trees on more than 90 elements. (This excerpt taken from the ArborTrek Smugglers’ Notch website)
Underhill is within Vermont's 39,837-acre Mt. Mansfield State Forest. On the headwaters of the Brown's River, at about 2,000 feet elevation, the park lies on the west slope of 4,300 feet Mt. Mansfield, the state's highest peak. Just over the summit ridge is the Stowe ski area, one of North America's original ski resorts. (This excerpt taken from the Underhill State Park website)
Smuggs offers four season family vacation experiences unlike any other! Voted #1 overall ski resort in the East, learn why we're America's Family Resort! (This excerpt taken from the Smugglers Notch Resort website)
Welcome to Grand Isle State Park, located on South Hero Island in Lake Champlain. The Island, also known as Grand Isle, is 14 miles long and over 3 miles wide, making it the largest in Lake Champlain. It contains the towns of Grand Isle (on the northern half) and South Hero (on the southern half). The North and South Hero Islands are named in honor of early pioneering Vermonters who served in the American Revolution. (This excerpt taken from the Grand Isle State Park website)
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Stowe, VT
(range: 15 miles)
The 72-acre property is predominantly forested with northern hardwoods - red maple, yellow and white birch and beech. Hemlock occurs along the West Branch of the Little River which divides the property. The property contains a 40 foot cascading waterfall and deep gorges and pools. The property has been identified as an important wildlife corridor for bear allowing seasonal movement to and from Mt Mansfield State Forest and critical feeding habitat (This excerpt taken from the Bingham Falls website)
The mission of the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum is to bring the eighteenth century to life as it was with early Vermonters Ethan and Fanny Allen, and to create an understanding of the Green Mountain hero, as well as his role in creating the state of Vermont. (This excerpt taken from the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum website)
The Church Street Marketplace District is a business improvement district created in 1981, that includes the public street and all properties that abut Church Street between Pearl and Main Streets. It is a National Register Historic District and has been named one of the Great Public Spaces in America for its historic buildings, thriving retail trade, carefully maintained streets and walkways, and strong community support. (This excerpt taken from the Church Street Marketplace website)
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Burlington, VT
(range: 16 miles)
ECHO currently welcomes more than 167,000 visitors annually into a 34,500-square foot, award-winning LEED-certified facility. Through more than 100 interactive exhibits; 70 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians; major changing exhibits; a 2,500-square foot early learning interactive space; ECHO encourages visitors to view the natural environment as part of their neighborhood and to explore, learn about, and consider opportunities for stewardship.  (This excerpt taken from the ECHO Leahy Center website)
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