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Dave Russell's Christmas Tree Farm -- Starksboro, VT
1248 VT Rt 116
StarksboroVT 05487
(802) 453-2208

Ages: 0 and up

Take a horse drawn sleigh ride up to cut your tree. Pack a picnic if you'd like to eat by the pond. If it is cold you can relax inside the cabin. They have Balsam Fir trees. There is a field with large unpruned trees, 15-25'. Prices include baling.

If you are looking to take the horse drawn sleigh rides going earlier in the day might be the best option, if you don't want to wait in line.  

Open on Weekends from the day after Thanksgiv...

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American Flatbread (Waitsfield)
46 Lareau Road
WaitsfieldVT 05673
(802) 496-8856

Ages: 2 - 14+

All natural pizza baked in a wood fired oven. The restaurant is now stocking gluten-free crust. It is available upon request.

HOURS

  • Serving dinner Thurs - Sun 5:00-9:30
  • The Restaurant does not accept reservations. You may come in person to put your name on their waiting list starting at 4:30.

 

DIRECTIONS

From North - Waterbury, VT

  1. Head west on VT-100/VT Route 100/Waterbury Stowe Rd  0.4 mi
  2. Turn left at N Main St/US-2/VT-100 - Continue to...
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Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Road
StoweVT 05672
(802) 253-8511

Ages: 0 - 14+

A 2,400-acre resort in the European tradition by the family that inspired "The Sound of Music." Deluxe rooms & suites; 2 BR guest houses & 3 BR Luxury Villas all with spectacular mountain views. European-style cuisine, award-winning wine list along with weekly baking classes & wine tastings. In the Summer enjoy concerts in their meadow, horse-drawn wagon rides, garden tours, hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis. In the winter mo...

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  • 4.5

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Island Line Trail
140 Mills Point Road
ColchesterVT

Ages: 0 and up

Along the edges of Lake Champlain is a scenic 12-mile trail that extends from downtown Burlington north through Colchester onto the Causeway. It's a multi-use trail so you will see walkers, runners, inline skaters and bikers. It's wide enough and relatively flat so jogging strollers or burlees are do-able for the little ones.

Note: it is paved with the exception of 5 miles in Colchester.

Along the way, don't miss:

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  • 4.5

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Stowe Recreation Path
StoweVT
(802) 253-7350

Ages: 0 and up

This a popular, paved path that winds through the town of Stowe. The path is frequented by walkers, joggers and bikers. Along the way there places to stop for a picnic, go for a swim and sight-see.

A few of the Path's Rules:
    •    Walk you bike across intersections and bridges.
    •    Warn other of your intentions by calling out "PASSING ON YOUR LEFT" or other appropriate warning.
    •    All dogs must be on leash.
    •    Non moto...

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Davis Studio
916 Shelburne Road
South BurlingtonVT 05403
(802) 425-2700

Ages: 3 - 14+

Davis Studio was founded in 2003 by director, Teresa Davis. They are committed to creating an atmosphere that fosters the imagination and nurtures creativity. Each student is respected as an artist with his or her own unique style and unlimited potential.

A wide range of classes and camps are offered for students to explore artistic possibilities. They offer a selection of after school and Saturday classes throughout the school year. ...

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Northern Lights Rock and Ice
14 Freeman Woods Road
Essex JunctionVT 05482
(802) 316-3300

Ages: 0 and up

Northern Lights Rock and Ice has year round fun that the whole family can enjoy and are special needs friendly. They are located adjacent to The Essex Resort & Spa. Advance reservations are required and based on availability.

See an video of kids enjoying the facility here.

Year Round Family Adventure Fun includes:

  • Unique Outdoor Rock and Ice Climbing Structures
  • Real Ice for winter and Dry Ice Foam Panels for summer
  • Giant Swing
  • Geocaching
  • S...
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  • 4.5

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Maple Street Park and Pool
75 Maple Street
Essex JunctionVT 05446
(802) 878-1375

Ages: 0 and up

MAPLE STREET PARK

A large park with lots of things to do. Tall shady trees and a pool make it even enjoyable on warm sunny days. Amenities include: 3 Baseball Fields, Basketball Courts, Climbing Structure, Essex Skate Park, Maple Street Pool, Maple Street Recreation Center, Playgrounds, 2 Tennis Courts and a few soccer/football fields.

MAPLE STREET PARK POOL

  • Zero Depth Entry wading pool with water spray features
  • Water Slide
  • 25m Lap Lanes
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  • 3.5

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Jamie Two-Coats' Toy Shop
54 Falls Road
ShelburneVT 05482
(802) 985-3221

Ages: 0 and up

A beautiful little shop in located in the heart of Shelburne Village selling unique toys, games and books.  See a full article about the store thanks to Business People Vermont here.

HOURS

  • Monday - Saturday: 10 - 6
  • Sunday 11 - 5
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