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Spotlight On: Hinesburg

 

Frost Beer Works

Frost Beer Works

 

Frost Beer Works distributes cans throughout Vermont and parts of Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. The tap room is open Thursday, Friday from 3-6pm and Saturday from 2-6pm or shop their online store! Frost Beer Works is always testing new flavors and combinations. This local brewery is sure to please!

 

Cedar Knoll Country Club

Cedar Knoll Country Club

 

Previously the Bissonnette family dairy farm, Cedar Knoll Country Club opened in 1994. The course boasts 27 holes, a clubhouse, Red’s Bar and Grille, a practice facility, a wedding and events venue, a PGA Teaching program and more! The course hosts a variety of events in the warmer months. Visit their website for more information.

 

Papa Nicks

Papa Nick's Hinesburg

 

Located off of Route 116, join locals for some Greek and American comfort food. Papa Nick’s is family owned and operated restaurant since 1990. Enjoy pizza, calzones and grinders, appetizers and sides, salads, burgers and dogs, sandwiches, hot lunches, and creemees! Don’t miss the full bar with a long beer and wine list.

 

Geprags Community Park

Geprags Community Park Hinesburg, Vermont

 

Off of Shelburne Falls Road, the Geprags Community Park is home to almost two miles of trails on conserved land and is open to the public. Bring the kids and the dog in all seasons to explore nature less than a mile from Hinesburg village. During your walk, you’ll discover fields, forest, a barn for shelter from the elements, and park benches to stop for a break. Consult the information board at the start of the trail before your walk or run!

 

Red Wagon Plants

Red Wagon Plants, Hinesburg Vermont

 

Red Wagon Plants is your one stop shop for spring and summer gardening. Its owner, Julie, and her team have a passion for gardening of all types. Explore the variety of plants the farm has offer, including annuals, eggplants, foliage, fruit, herbs, peppers, perennials, shrubs, succulents, tomatoes and vegetables galore. New to gardening? Their website has a comprehensive list of descriptions for each plant type and the blog covers a range of topics!

 

DID YOU KNOW: The town was named after Abel Hine, the town clerk!

 

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    Spotlight On: Milton

    Sand Bar State Park

     

    Named for the natural sandbar that spans Milton and South Hero Island, Sand Bar State Park is the home of warmer weather fun for locals. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, the park hosts recreational activities for all ages. Visitors can swim, kayak, canoe, picnic, play along the 2000’ feet of shoreline and birdwatch in the 1,000-acre Sand Bar Wildlife Refuge, a marshland located southeast of the park, home to muskrats, beavers, racoons, turtles and waterfowl. Bring your sunblock and enjoy the beautiful Vermont summers!

     

    Arrowhead Golf Course

     

    Located on the end of Murray Avenue. Arrowhead Golf Course welcomes golfers of every age and skill level to their Milton course. Named after Lake Arrowhead, the course offers various camps for kids and adults on its 18 holes. Arrowhead Golf Course is also a popular wedding, banquet and party venue. Rent the clubhouse and enjoy the gorgeous views on your special day! Don’t miss the live music and a buffet on Friday nights. Visit their website to book a tee time, see current rates, book your event and for more information.

     

    Trails at Arrowhead Golf Course

     

    Next to the Arrowhead Golf Course are four marked trails, each stretching over 3.5 miles around the course. For just $25 per family, you can purchase a yearly access pass for family friendly fun! Wooden bridges guide adventurers over brooks and marshy areas along the trails and pets are encouraged. The trails are well maintained in the summer and are ungroomed for winter use. Enjoy walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, biking and more, right in the heart of Milton. Visit the Milton town website for more information.

     

    Lamoille River Walk

     

    Flowing through the center of town, the Lamoille River Walk offers a 1.25-mile trail for visitors to explore. The trail heads are located at the Checkerberry Development and at Green Mountain Power. The Lamoille River is bustling with wildlife and scenic views and is open year-round. Enjoy trail hiking, running, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, birdwatching, fishing and hunting along the lower stretch of this 85-mile waterway!

     

    Milton Speedway

     

    Formerly known as Catamount Stadium, then the Milton Speedway, the track was once the only legal dragstrip in the state of Vermont. The speedway held its first race in 1963 and as the sport gained popularity, people from all over Canada and New England would gather to watch the “backyard engineered” cars race around the dirt. At its peak, the Milton Speedway hosted many famous racers and engineers, both local and regional. The modified dragsters soon became too fast for the speedway and the track closed in 1971. The Milton Speedway was recognized with a plaque as a state historical site in 2019.

     

     

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      Spotlight On: Shelburne

      Shelburne Farms

       

      Shelburne Farms is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire a future of sustainable living. The farms offer a variety of learning opportunities for people of all ages, working with local educators and other partner to foster education about sustainable practices. With 1400 acres to explore in every season, including pasturelands, woodlands, gardens and historic buildings, take a walk around the ground, enroll in a summer camp or take a class. Also, keep an eye for the farm’s food products at the local grocery store. Shelburne Farms is yours to enjoy!

       

      Vermont Teddy Bear Company

       

      Your visit to Shelburne wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Vermont Teddy Bear, located on Route 7. With bears and other creatures for every personality, occasion and circumstance, you are sure to find stuffed animal friend. Babies, kids and adults alike can enjoy a behind-the-scenes-factory tour, making their own bear in the design studio, and meeting the bear designer herself!

       

      Shelburne Museum

       

      Calling all history buffs! Experience American history, art and design, right in the heart of Shelburne. Founded by Electra Webb, the Shelburne Museum boasts thirty-nine individual structures over forty-five acres. Home to a variety of works of art, “a collection of collections,” including American folk art, French Impressionist paintings, quilts, dolls, New England architecture and so much more. Stop by to see the explore the buildings and gardens or take advantage of the online exhibitions!

       

      Eat (and Drink) Your Heart Out

       

      Whatever you’re hungry for, Shelburne has an eatery for you. Sip the tasting room at Fiddlehead Brewing Company, enjoy the wood fired pizza at Folino’s, shop your favorite local wines at the Shelburne Vineyard, and try the famous eclectic American fare at The Bearded Frog. Don’t miss the craft food and art gallery at Rustic Roots or burger night and drafts at the Shelburne Tap House either!

       

      Shelburne Orchards

       

      Off of Bostwick Road, Shelburne Orchards is a hotspot for locals and tourists alike. A bustling apple haven during the fall harvest, Shelburne Orchards offers a variety of pre-picked and pick-your-own apples, freshly baked apple cider donuts and pies, peaches, plums, sour cherries, table grapes, pressed cider, hay rides, and pumpkins – to name a few. In the winter months, the orchard doesn’t stay quiet, instead the crew is hard at work distilling their very own Dead Bird Brandy from fallen apples! Stop by to explore the grounds, sip apple brandy in the tasting room, take the kids for a hay ride or even buy an apple tree.

       

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