Top 10 Things to do in Colchester, United States

September 5, 2017 Mollie Coke

Colchester is the second most populous town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 17,067 as of the 2010 census. It is the fourth-most populous municipality and second-most populous town in the state of Vermont. Colchester is a suburb of Burlington–Vermont's most populous municipality. The town is directly to Burlington's north on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain to the west of the Green Mountains. The Vermont National Guard is based in the town, and it is also home to the campus of Saint Michael's College.
Restaurants in Colchester

1. Burlington Bike Path

Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT +1 802-864-0123
Excellent
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4.5 based on 873 reviews

Burlington Bike Path

Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city.

Reviewed By dfharris - New London, New Hampshire

My wife and I cruised this path from Burlington to the ferry. The Ferry was discontinued for the season. There was plenty of variety with views of the lake, riding through quiet neighborhoods and at the ferry landing there views of the distant mountains. There are a number of park benches along the path.

2. Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides

71 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3384
Excellent
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5 based on 138 reviews

Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides

Come float with us on a whimsical journey above the world below. One of our experienced and FAA licensed pilots will whisk you into the skies above Vermont, where you can take in all of the beauty that the Green Mountains have to offer. After about an hour you'll touch down and conclude the flight with a toast of champagne or sparkling cider, Cabot cheddar cheese, and Vermont fudge. Flights depart at sunrise and sunset daily, weather depending.

Reviewed By Misty W - Victoria, Canada

This was a bucket list adventure for me, and Jeff our pilot made our flight very special and entertaining. Safety was a huge priority. In spite of difficult wind conditions that gave us an extra long flight due to challenges with getting to a good landing location, we felt well taken care of at all times. And the post flight champagne, cheese and crackers were a lovely touch.

3. Sunset Drive-In Theatre

Porters Point Road, Colchester, VT +1 802-862-1800
Excellent
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Sunset Drive-In Theatre

Reviewed By Andrew C - Minneapolis, Minnesota

I highly recommend a trip here, it's a great value for the money. I like that you can go over the another movie if you don't like the one you're watching. They've got a mini-golf course and playground for the kids when they get bored. A decent selection of junk food in the concession stand. Overall a fun blast into the past !!!

4. Beverage Warehouse

1 East St, Winooski, VT 05404-2023 +1 802-655-2620
Excellent
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5 based on 37 reviews

Beverage Warehouse

Reviewed By LuckyMesaAZ - Indianapolis, Indiana

Fantastic place to purchase wine or beer. They have an extensive stock that should have everything and anything someone would want to purchase. If you are in the Burlington area be sure and check out the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski Vermont.

5. Waterfront Park

College Street, Burlington, VT 05401 +1 802-865-7247
Excellent
66%
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4.5 based on 704 reviews

Waterfront Park

Reviewed By Douglas T - Ocala, Florida, United States

If you happen to be in Burlington, you must do Church Street and then come down to the Waterfront parks. There are ample parking locations available and it is a enjoyable walk along the Waterfront. There are also plenty of opportunities to sit on the benches and it just enjoy the scenery and opportunities for the children to get out and play in the grass.

A great location for taking a picnic with the family and enjoy this great venue. Wash rooms available .

6. Airport Park

Colchester Point Rd, Colchester, VT 05446
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Airport Park

Reviewed By Patti A - Greenville, New York

This is our 2nd visit to walk the causeway. It is just so cool that you can bike it or walk it. People are courteous and friendly. Can get a little crowded but not serious. The views of the surrounding mountains are beautiful. Looking forward to go back and maybe biking it this time

7. Saint Michael's Playhouse

1 Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439-1000 +1 802-654-2281
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

Saint Michael's Playhouse is Northern Vermont's Professional Actors' Equity Theater Company which brings together Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater artists offering Vermont audiences an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the very best in live theater.

Reviewed By PogoSenior - Williston, Vermont

We have seen a number of plays here in past few years and just took in Spamalot. It was a absolutely hilarious. This is a professional theater and they really know how to put on a play. A great way to enjoy the summer.

8. Burlington Farmers' Market

City Hall Park, St Paul Street, Burlington, VT 05401 +1 802-399-0149
Excellent
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Burlington Farmers' Market

Reviewed By Annie C - Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States

What a community event! There are hundreds of vendors, the produce is beautiful! The crafts and pottery are perfect for gifts and tourist! The atomosphere is full of fun with singers, clowns, bubbles to entertain. The smell of baked goods and home made sausage carry...MoreThanks so much for coming out Annie, glad you are such a fan! See you in the park for summer 2018.

9. University of Vermont

S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05405-0001 +1 802-656-3131
Excellent
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

University of Vermont

Reviewed By Bowmanator22 - Charlotte, North Carolina

Walking around the University of Vermont was very pleasant. I was there during the summer, so not too many students. But the buildings were very nice (mostly brick) and everything was kept very clean. This was simply another quaint location in Burlington that fit the rest of the city. Beautiful college town and summer vacation spot.

10. Groennfell Meadery

856 Hercules Dr Ste 20, Colchester, VT 05446-8014 +1 802-497-2345
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Groennfell Meadery

Reviewed By 3bugaboos - Pittsburgh, PA

I learned of Groenfell Meadery here at TripAdvisor. It was a must do on my list for my visit to Burlington VT area. Colchester is North of Burlington. Groenfell is open Wednesday thru Saturday, so we were determined to get there before closing on Saturday. Groenfell Meadery is tucked away in an industrial park atmosphere. The Costco is very near to the meadery. The Meadery is unassuming in appearance and you really need to know you are looking for it. There is a small outdoor area roped off with a few chairs and two high top tables. The throwing game "corn hole" is available, but you need to ask for the tossing bags.

Inside the clean clean building, past the pallets of canned mead waiting for shipping is a Mead Hall setting. The hall consists of a bar counter for selecting your four generous "tastings", and making purchases. A few tables are in the hall where the brewing equipment is in full view. Trademark apparel are for sale too. The staff are friendly and brewmaster Ricky is a delight to talk with. Mead is comprised of water, honey and yeast. It does not taste like beer, though Mead is carbonated . Very tasty .

Food is available and though we did not order food it looked enticing. Cured olives, pickled herring, Viking bread, cured meats and cheese.

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