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Activities in and around Vergennes, VT

Mary and Hugh can assist you with your holiday plans while staying at the Strong House Inn. We can make your dinner reservations, help you with your daily itinerary, route a great biking path, or just point you in the right direction. Below are a few of our favorite places to visit. 

Vergennes Eats

The Black Sheep Bistro is warm, genuine and inviting…relax and enjoy traditional French flavors with a Vermont twist such as the Lobster Ravioli with Tarragon Beurre Blanc as an appetizer and the Pan Seared Salmon Cakes with Caper Remoulade as an entree. During the summer, the Black Sheep offers outdoor seating. (Reservations Required) 

The Bar Antidote is an unexpected, welcoming restaurant and cocktail lounge. Live music every Wednesday and...

Foodie Stops, Vineyards & Breweries

Fill up your cooler with the best Vermont has to offer! 

The Strong House Inn is centrally located to many breweries, brewpubs, wineries, cideries, and distilleries. How many are near the inn? 

16 within a 30 minute drive such as Magic Hat Brewing Company, WoodChuck Hard Cider, Lincoln Peak Vineyard, WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, Otter Creek Brewing, and Appalachian Gap Distillery.  21 within an hour drive such as Switchback Brewing, Citizen...

The Shelburne Museum is one of the country’s most diverse museums of New England history containing paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, carriages, toys, tools, gardens, historic houses, the famous 220-foot restored steamboat Ticonderoga and so much more. Ask the innkeepers for a discounted two-day Shelburne Museum coupon. 

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is an unexpected treat with dozens of priceless antique boats. Learn about the...

Vergennes, VT (Home to the Strong House Inn)

The historic downtown Vergennes will tempt you with locally owned shops and friendly service. Our favorite places to shop include Daily Chocolate, Sweet Charity (a unique resale shop), Malabar (gift shop), DR Power Equipment Factory Store (our guests can enjoy a 10% discount at the Factory Store), Stone Block Antiques, Creative Space Gallery, The Men’s Corner, Linda’s Apparel, and Everywear for...

Hiking 

Mt. Philo is an easy hike that offers rewarding views of the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains. Choose to hike up the trail (1 mile) or drive/hike up to the summit via the Park Road (1.25 miles). There is a grassy area at the top with a few picnic tables. 

Hike to Silver Lake (2 miles) and be rewarded at the top with a beautiful scenic mountain lake, a large swimming beach, picnic tables and grills. Be sure to admire the...

Day Trip Destinations

Burlington Waterfront and Church Street Market Place in Burlington, VT 

Take in views of Lake Champlain and the beautiful Adirondack Mountains from the Burlington Waterfront. Visit Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center, aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen and discover the region’s rich history from a Lake Champlain cruise, or take the Lake Champlain Ferry to New York. Also, the 14-mile Island Line trail runs along Lake Champlain and is perfect for...