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  • Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
    The story of the United States Navy begins on Lake Champlain. The year was 1776, and the fledgling American Revolution seemed doomed to failure almost before it began after a naval retreat to the town known today as Whitehall, New York. Then the Continental Congress issued a command on June 17 of 1776 "to build, with all expedition, as many galleys and armed vessels as ... shall be sufficient to make us indisputably masters of the lakes Champlain and George." By August, eight new gunboats were afloat on the lake—just in time to face the British in the Battle of Valcour. That story and hundreds more come to life in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's collection of more than 15,000 artifacts, images, and documents. Visitors can marvel at the massive 10' x 8' rudder of the steamboat Champlain II, and explore her shipwreck in real time using a remote-operated vehicle. In the Hazelett Watercraft Center, the 111-year-old ice yacht Storm King towers over 90 dugouts, bark canoes, kayaks, rowing skiffs, and sailboats. But the core of the museum is the Key to Liberty exhibit, where visitors can read eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Valcour and marvel at a 9-foot scale model of a gunboat. On fair days, the full-size gunboat replica Philadelphia II sets sail, giving passengers a glimpse of a distant era without the bother of going though a time machine broker first.
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    4472 Basin Harbor Road
    Vergennes, VT US
  • Slate Valley Museum
    No matter what direction their houses might actually be facing, most of the roofs in the United States point toward Slate Valley, a 24-mile-long stretch between New York and Vermont. That region not only produces most of the nation's roofing slate, but also has an intricate history that reaches all the way back to the 1800s. The Building: Slate Valley Museum fills a New World Dutch Barn, which was built around 1840 Eye Catcher: a worn-down and beat-up 1951 LJT Mack Truck, which once hauled finished slate?and then blocks and rubbish?for the Tatko Bros. Slate Company Don't Miss: Neil Rappaport's black-and-white photographs of Slate Valley's quarries, workers, and earliest bunny ears Permanent Mainstay: The Dream and the Reality, which explores how various immigrant groups came to work in the slate quarries Visiting Exhibit: Slate as Muse?a collection of sculptures, photographs, and watercolor paintings by 19 artists who used slate as medium and subject While You're in the Neighborhood: take a self-guided driving tour through local quarries and other slate-industry sites
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    17 Water St.
    Granville, NY US
  • Montshire Museum of Science
    Established: 1976 Staff Size: 25?50 people Pro Tip: Allow at least 2?3 hours, but don't try to do everything on your first visit. Handicap Accessible: Yes Parking: Parking lot Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 125+ exhibits, it's hard to pick one Recommended Age Group: All Ages Q&A with the Director Of Marketing What is one fun, unusual fact about your business? The Montshire is a 100-acre science center delighting visitors of all ages with diverse exhibits and programs. Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about? Andy's Place is a special area for children five and under and the museum store is full of carefully selected gifts, books, puzzles, and toys.
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    1 Montshire Rd.
    Norwich, VT US
  • Vermont Farm Tours
    Driving, cycling, or exploring on foot, Vermont Farm Tours' guides lead curious groups on expeditions that showcase the best of Vermont's thriving farming, wine, art, and culinary cultures. On two wheels, patrons might bike out to the Champlain Islands to visit various art studios, island farms, and vineyards, as well as places to stop for food and fill up water bottles or try wines. Other activities include a cheese-making workshop at a local dairy farm, or a cocktail crawl among some of downtown Burlington's destination for craft cocktails.
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    190 W Shore Rd.
    South Hero, VT US
  • ArborTrek Canopy Adventures
    As riders learn the names of ancient trees and watch a stream meander through the mountains, wind rushes past their ears. That?s because they are following two guides along courses set by an overhead belay zip line?only stopping to traverse a swinging suspension bridge or rappel down toward the forest floor. ArborTrek Canopy Adventures immerses outdoor lovers in the natural landscape of northern Vermont's Green Mountains, leading participants along state-of-the-art challenge courses while educating them about the land. The trained, certified staff of zip line guides is versed in wilderness rescue and first aid as well as ecology, geology, and the local histories of areas such as Vermont?s Green Mountains. On each tour, two guides lead groups across interconnected zip lines, aerial bridges, rappelling walls, and other challenge elements. All the while, they follow a path that reveals facts about local history and ecology, such as which trees are native and what eggs forest rangers hatched from. ArborTrek?s builders design each course to work with the environment, and they minimize their environmental impact by consulting with local foresters, wildlife experts, and engineers. ArborTrek Canopy Adventures is located at Smugglers' Notch Resort, ten minutes from Stowe Mountain Lodge. Visitors can bookend their adventure experience with an array of outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking to swimming and canoeing.
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    1239 Edward Rd.
    Jeffersonville, VT US
  • Boyden Valley Winery
    Four generations of Boydens have lovingly tended hundreds of acres of land that make up Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits. Plucked from more than 8,000 vines, these grapes are transformed into European-style wines, aged in French oak barrels in the on-site cellar. The results are 18 different products, including red, whites, and fruit wines as well as ice wines, hard cider, and cream liqueurs, which can be sipped by the glass on the patio, during tastings, tours, or at home.
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    64 Vermont Rte. 104
    Cambridge, VT US

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