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Old Red Mill and Park

Formerly a cabinet shop and starch mill, the Old Red Mill is one of two remaining sights of Chittenden Mills. A historical landmark, the mill was purchased by the Jericho Historical Society in 1978, the mill is now home to a museum and craft shop and sits on twelve walkable acres. Take your dog and a few friends down the short trail to see that beautiful waterfall and gorge views on Brown’s River!

www.jerichohistoricalsociety.org/the-old-red-mill

 

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Snowflake Bentley Museum

Maintained by the Jericho Historical Society, the Snowflake Bentley museum exhibit is located in the Old Red Mill. Stop by for a visit after exploring the Old Red Mill Park and get an inside look into the childhood of Wilson Alwyn Bentley, a Vermont farmer famous for his meteorology research and snowflake photography. The exhibit, open every day but Monday, 11am to 4pm, houses Bentley’s tools and many of his beautiful snowflake photos.

www.jerichohistoricalsociety.org/snowflake-bentley-exhibit

 

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Mills Riverside Park

Directly off Route 15 sits the Mills Riverside Park. These 216 acres of meadow and wooded hillside boasts gorgeous views of Mt. Mansfield all year long, especially during fall hikes when the leaves are at their peak foliage. Explore the quaint covered bridge, the off-leash dog area, over six miles of year-round hiking trails, and bring a swimsuit for summer swimming in the river. Don’t miss concerts and other events in the warmer months at the pavilion!

www.millsriversidepark.org

 

Travel Off The Beaten Path To Try The Most Mouthwatering Cafe In Vermont

Jericho Café and Tavern

For a classic farm to table meal – the Vermont way – visit the Jericho Café and Tavern, right on Route 15! The warmer months are hopping at this local eatery, as patrons enjoy the outdoor deck dining, mountain views, live music, and gourmet comfort food from the talents of the leading chef. You can’t leave without trying their delicious pies and other handmade desserts. Looking to feed a crowd? They even offer catering!

www.jerichocafeandtavern.com

 

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Jericho Center Country Store

Known as Vermont’s longest running store, the original name of the Jericho Center Country Store was “Blackman’s Store” as it founded in 1807 by Pliny Blackman. Today the store has been owned by the St. Amour family since 2002. The family prides themselves on sourcing goods from local farmers and vendors. Stop by for a taste of quality, homemade goods, including deli meats, beer and wine, gifts, hand punched French fries, real maple creemees and more!

www.jerichocountrystore.com

 

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    Spotlight On: Essex

    Champlain Valley Exposition

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    Who doesn’t love fair food? Home of the ten-day Champlain Valley Fair in the late summer, the Champlain Valley Exposition sees over 120,000 attendees annually and hosts over 100 special events each year. With a grandstand for concerts, an 81,000 square foot air-conditioned exhibit space, and full hookups for camping, the expo has it all. The Champlain Valley Exposition also hosts large concerts, sporting events, equestrian competitions, the Yankee Sportsman Classic, charity events, ski and snowboard sales and more - most recently, a drive-in experience! Check out the events calendar for upcoming activities!

    www.cvexpo.org

     

    Lang Farm

    The Links at Lang Farm - Meal takeaway | 39 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    The Barns at Lang Farm, a popular spring and summer Vermont wedding venue, also hosts a variety of meetings and special events. In the warmer months, The Links 18-hole private golf course is open for all abilities with a great view of the Green Mountains. In the fall, Lang Farm offers hay wagon rides, pumpkin picking, farm animals and a playground area. Year round, the farm’s on-site bakery and café, Sweet Alchemy, Airbnb listings, and antique shop are also open.

    www.langbarn.com

     

    Maple Street Park and Pool

    Maple Street Park & Pool | Essex, VT

    The Maple Street Park, located in the heart of Essex Junction, is bustling with activity in the warmer Vermont months. There’s plenty to explore in the 38 acres of park land! Make a splash in the two swimming pools, relax under one of the four pavilions, grab a snack at the concession stand, and get active on the baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, and playground areas. If those aren’t enough, try the nature trails, skate park or bike park!

    www.essexvt.org/679/Maple-Street-Park-Pool

     

    Essex Overlook Park and Woodside Natural Area

    Accessible from Route 15, the park is a great place to spread out a picnic or take a walk! The five-acre Essex Overlook park and Woodside Natural Area wraps around the Winooski River. From the gate, it’s a short walk to the river using the Woodside Loop. At the river, you’ll find picnic tables, canoe access, and the Fern Loop. Keep an eye out for the beaver dam, wetlands and other signs of wildlife! Looking for a longer hike? Simply take the marked trail in between Overlook Park and the Woodside trail access.

    www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/overlook-park-and-woodside-natural-area

     

    *BONUS FUN FACT*

    The town of Essex was named after the Earl of Essex, a title in Peerage of England.

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