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Shelburne Things to Do

  • National Historic Landmark

    Great place for adults and kids alike. Shelburne Farms offers a full day at the 1400 acre well kept working farm that has cheese making, bread baking, farm animals and much more. There aree plenty of kid activities (I enjoyed them just as much). The farm also borders lake Champlain giving the opportunity to walk the trails threw the property. A...

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  • Run away to the circus...... Shelburne...

    Imagine 500 feet of scaled-model circus parade paraphenalia and 35000 pieces of a model circus. Besides the antique circus items and the circus panoramas, there is an operating vintage carousel. There are gardens and calliopes and posters out in the walkways that surround the museum building.The circus exhibit is part of the whole Shelburne...

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  • Not Just American...

    Electra Webb's collections included a nice sampling of European Impressionist art. These are housed in a newer building, The Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building, built in the 1960s. Here you will find works Degas, Corot, Manet, and Monet.

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  • To The Lighthouse

    This Lighthouse was built in 1871to warn of reefs on Champlain, between New York and Vermont. Electra Havemeyer Webb, whose passion for collecting just kept getting bigger and bigger, decided to add the building to her collection in 1952, so it was disassembled, brought to Shelburne, and reassembled.

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  • Shelbourne Museum Covered Bridge

    At one time, covered bridges were plentiful in the United States, but now they are a rarity. This beautiful example captures the mood of a peaceful time. Built in 1845, this bridge features two lanes plus a pedestrian path. It is 51 meters long (168 feet). Originally crossing the Lamoille River in Cambridge, Vermont, the bridge "expatriated" to the...

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  • A Museum of American History

    The Shelburne Museum, south of Burlington on Route 7, offers a wonderful view into America's past. The museum is open from May first through the end of October.The S.S. Ticonderoga, a side paddlewheel passenger steamer, was built in 1906. The Ticonderoga served as a passenger ship on Lake Champlain. In a remarkable engineering feat, the ship was...

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Shelburne Restaurants

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    by pmcgee Written Oct 19, 2004

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    A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for...hands down the tastiest food I've ever had in my entire life. If you have to eat bark off the trees for the rest of your time in Shelburne, it's still worth it to eat here once!

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Shelburne Transportation

  • The Shelburne Railroad Station, Now A...

    The Shelburne Railroad Station, built in 1890, was moved to the Shelburne museum in 1954. Things to see include a steam engine (just barely visible under the shed in this photo), built in 1915 in Schenectady, NY, and dubbed "The Locomotive of the Presidents" becaused it hauled a number of US Presidents in its working life.

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  • Traveling with animals

    I understand that the factory can get very crowded. We chose to travel before the schools got out this year and found that we had very little wait time wherever we went, with the exception of Friendlys Restaurant. We went to 4 different Friendlys on 4 different nights in 2 states and managed to hit graduation celebrators in every one!The parking...

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Shelburne Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Written Mar 8, 2007

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    On the crime stats for Shelburne, there are only 7 sex offenders listed.
    In the last 6 years there have been no murders, 3 rapes and 2 robberies.
    The rest of the crimes have been minor, non-violent varieties like burglary and shoplifting.
    This town is in the top 95% of safe towns in the U.S.

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Shelburne Sports & Outdoors

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    by davecallahan Written Jul 6, 2007

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    Fairly expensive course ($60 for 18 holes plus cart); it ranges from 5200 yards on short tees to 7100 yards on far tees. It plays long in all cases (2-3 hours).

    The blue grass fairways and the fescue roughs and bent grass greens are kept in good condition. There are some water tracks on the course but they really do not pose a hazard.
    The bunkers and sand traps however are strategically placed to snag any balls that are not well placed onto the fairway. Two fairways are very slanted which tend to kick the ball to the right; most greens are not flat but undulate and some are tiered.

    Pro shop, snack bar and restaurant are at the clubhouse area by the parking lot. The local pro will give you good tips on how to play each hole and try to talk you into taking a lesson or two. (Not that I couldn't use some pointers but I don't take my golf that seriously).

    The driving range and chipping are will cost you about $5 each.

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Shelburne Favorites

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    by davecallahan Written Jan 24, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Although the latitude of Shelburne would make you think cold, cold, cold, the proximity of Lake Champlain tends to moderate the weather. The lake takes longer to warm up so it keeps the nearby towns a little cooler in summer and it is slower to cool off so it keeps those same places a little warmer in winter.

    That doesn't mean that it is balmy in Shelburne in January. There is plenty of snow and ice to go around. It is just that there seem to be a few warmer days interspersed among the cold ones depending on which way the wind blows.
    (High-Low-Average for Dec 35°F 17°F 26°F, Jan 29°F 9°F 19°F, Feb 32°F 12°F 22°F, Mar 42°F 22°F 32°F)

    Spring takes its time in arriving and lingers well into May some years. Winds blowing in from the west can pick up moisture from the lake and dump into on the land to the east. But eventually the rain stops and the flowers bloom and the air is fresh and clean.
    (High-Low-Average for Mar 42°F 22°F 32°F, Apr 57°F 34°F 45°F , May 70°F 45°F 57°F)

    When summer arrives it doesn't take long to really heat up. Thank goodness that the lakefront is there with the beach and lake activities to help cool down.
    (High-Low-Average for Jun 79°F 54°F 66°F, Jul 83°F 59°F 70°F, Aug 80°F 57°F 68°F)

    The arrival of Fall is usually a little later than in the Adirondacks... about mid-October. Then the leaves rapidly turn colors as the cool nights leach the green chlorophyl from the leaves.
    Some years, Fall can skip right into winter by Thanksgiving.
    (High-Low-Average for Sep 71°F 49°F 59°F, Oct 59°F 39°F 48°F, Nov 46°F 29°F 38°F)

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