Explore Vermont’s Champlain Valley

Famous VT Attractions near Sinclair Inn Bed & Breakfastlakechamplain-aerialview

The Sinclair Inn Bed and Breakfast is unique in that we are within 15 miles of Burlington in rural Vermont. The Sinclair Inn Bed and Breakfast provides lodging accommodations convenient to Burlington, Colchester, Stowe and the entire Champlain Valley. The Inn is just 6 miles to the Stowe ski trails on Mount Mansfield, 15 miles to downtown Burlington and Lake Champlain and 90 miles to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sinclair Inn Bed & Breakfast may be able to provide discounts to some of the local attractions. Please inquire when you make your room reservations. For Vermont vacation activities browse the links below.

VT Activities

Do you have a sweet tooth?  Check out these businesses:

Museums, Historical Sites, and other places of interest:

Wineries, Breweries, Cider Mills, and Cheese Makers:

Farmers Markets…for actual dates and more information, visit this website:

  • Burlington, City Hall Park, Saturday 8:30am – 2pm, May thru October
  • Colchester, Burnham Memorial Library Green, Wednesday 4pm – 7pm, June thru early September
  • Essex Junction Five Corners, Lincoln Place, Friday 3:30pm – 7:30pm June thru early October
  • Jericho, Mills Riverside Park, Thursday 3pm – 6:30pm, June thru early October
  • Richmond, Volunteers Green, Friday 3pm – 6:30pm, June thru early October
  • South Burlington High School, Sunday 10am – 2pm, June thru early October

Restaurants…our guide of restaurants within a 5 to 30 minute drive from the Sinclair Inn is available at the B & B.

University Tours…Burlington is home to several colleges and they are great places to take a walk and view the old and new architecture of the various campus buildings:

Antiquing – a brochure containing a complete list of antique shops in northern Vermont is available at the B & B.

Shopping

  • Essex Outlets, 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction
  • Church Street Marketplace, 2 Church St, Burlington
  • Williston “big box” stores and local retail shops (e.g. Best Buy, Christmas Tree Shop, Staples, Old Navy, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond), radiating from the intersection of Marshall Ave & VT Route 2A, Williston
  • Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and tours, 6644 Shelburne Road, Shelburne (800) 829-BEAR

Entertainment

Winter Activities

Spring, Summer, and Fall Outdoor Activities

Burlington Waterfront and Lake Champlain Activities

  • Lake Champlain boat cruises – audio guided tours of Lake Champlain aboard various boats, some with dining and/or snack-bar facilities. Advance ticket sales available by phone or website, and/or at point of departure:
    • Spirit of Ethan Allen cruises, Burlington, 802-862-8300
    • Whistling Man Schooner Company, Burlington,  802-825-7245

Car Ferries from Vermont to neighboring towns in the state of New York

Art & galleries

Grand Isles driving tour