Plan A Trip To Vergennes, One Of Vermont's Most Charming Historic Cities
In the mood for a little road trip? Add the charming community of Vergennes, Vermont in Addison County to your list of destinations; it’s the perfect spot to escape to the quiet countryside and enjoy some beautiful scenery, plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities, shopping in the quaint downtown area, and delicious food at several local restaurants!
The quaint, historic town of Vergennes, Vermont is actually not a town at all, but a city - Vermont's smallest, oldest city, in fact.
Vergennes was settled in 1766 and became an important source of ships and iron during the American Revolution.
And as the state's first city, the streets of Vergennes are filled with quaint, historic storefronts....
...regal old mansions...
...and beautiful, verdant, generational farms. And you'll want to allot plenty of time to explore them all.
Stroll through the historic downtown or drive through the surrounding countryside to enjoy the beautiful scenery and impressive history. We recommend stops at Vergennes Opera House and Bixby Memorial Library. For drinks and dessert, try Shacksbury Cider and Lu Lu, respectively.
Plus, Vergennes is perched on the edge of the gorgeous Otter Creek, which you can enjoy from the city's conveniently located Vergennes Falls Park.
Vergennes is also situated in close proximity to the beautiful, mountain rimmed Lake Champlain, so consider a visit to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum or Button Bay State Park (or both!) to fully appreciate the beauty and history of this iconic lake when you're in town.
So come explore this beautiful, historic area. There's something new to see in each season of the year, so come often!
There's not another spot quite like it in all of Vermont.
Vergennes is located off of U.S. Route 7 between Ferrisburgh to the north and Middlebury to the south.
To learn more about the area and specific attractions located there, visit the city’s tourism website
here. To plan more activities on nearby Lake Champlain, consider this itinerary!
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