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 (in bold type):

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 the Vermont Farmers Markets 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


  • Our guide of restaurants within a 5 to 30 minute drive from the Sinclair Inn is available at the B & B.   We can also e-mail the list to you upon request.
  • Champlain Valley Dinner Train out of Burlington, May thru September

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 & Specialty Stores


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:

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

Art & galleries

  • Art Map Burlington — Art Map Burlington is the guide to where to see art in Greater Burlington: exhibitions, events, art venues, and the work of local artists. The monthly print publication includes a map to venues and exhibition listings. Art Map Burlington promotes contemporary art in the Greater Burlington area by informing the community about exhibitions, events, and the work of area artists. The print publication is a full color broadside folded to 9″x 6″ and is available at all of the venues listed. The online edition includes all the exhibition listings and links to further information on Vermont Art GuideArt Map Burlington‘s parent publication.
  • First Friday Art First Friday Art is a monthly, community-wide event where dozens of art venues across the city host openings, exhibitions, and happenings.   The event is free and open to anyone.   Most venues are open 5 PM to 8 PM, but some are open earlier or later, and many are open on other days & hours.

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