Summer is upon us, making planning your vacation critical. The state of Vermont offers several beautiful and charming towns and cities to visit. Located in the northeastern part of the United States, Vermont is the only New England state not bordering the Atlantic Ocean, giving it a different feel than the other states. One small town in Vermont is Middlebury. Full of class, charm, and some terrific scenic waterfalls, you will delight over this diamond in the ruff. We here at Select Registry have a few suggestions of things to do in Middlebury VT for your summer vacation.
Town Hall Theater
This lovely restored Theater is home to some of the best performances in Middlebury and Vermont. Enjoy one of the numerous shows the theatre offers and be amazed by the truly talented performers. From the set to the costumes, the Town Hall Theatre’s shows are top quality! For a fun evening activity, enjoy a show at this beautiful theatre!
Lincoln Peak Vineyard
With a wide variety of wines, from dry to sweet, Lincoln Peak Vineyard makes all the wine from the grapes grown in their vineyard. 10 years ago, the Granstrom family planted 12 acres of cold-hardy grapevines in Vermont’s Champlain Valley and has grown into the largest grape producers in the state. The wine is made in the barn the family built, with devotion to the best winemaking techniques. Enjoy a glass of 100% Vermont wine at the Lincoln Peak Vineyard, from bright crisp white to hearty reds and joyful dry roses to sweet, fruity wine. Take time to enjoy a wine tasting, picnic by the wood stove and a walk through the picturesque vineyard at the Lincoln Peak Vineyard.
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
Located in the heart of Middlebury, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is a hidden gem. The Museum is housed in the Judd-Harris House, which was built in 1829. The house is open year round for self-guided tours. Visitors can learn about the region’s settlements, industries, natural resources, and inhabitants as they wander through the fine collections of furniture, art, and artifacts. The collection of 19th and 20th century Vermont furniture, paintings, and household objects scattered throughout the elegant Federal house, will take you back in time! This small but interesting collection is full of Vermont History!
Halpin Covered Bridge
One of the many things to do in Middlebury VT is visit the Halpin Covered Bridge. This rustic bridge situated in front of a picturesque background is the perfect place to get a glimpse into the past. Take in the beautiful surroundings on a leisure stroll across the charming bridge!
Otter Creek Brewing CO.
A great stop during your Vermont vacation is the Otter Creek Brewing CO. The company allows visitors to view the entire brewing and bottling process while sipping on a beer at the bar. Choose from the array of beers Otter Creek Brewing CO. bottles. The beer is handcrafted in Middlebury, Vermont using Green Mountain water, their three stains of yeast and the finest hops and malt available.
When planning which of these things to do in Middlebury VT this summer, be sure to book your stay at a Vermont bed and Breakfast. In the heart of Middlebury, Swift House Inn Bed and Breakfast is a historic governor’s mansion with 20 elegant rooms. The Swift House Inn combines all the amenities and conveniences of a fine hotel with the charm and warmth of a country bed and breakfast. This classic Inn is the perfect place to take your summer getaway!
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