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Northwest Vermont


2014 -2015 AREA GUIDE



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Franklin County is a Vermont Northern Treasure. Located in the Northwest corner of the state, Franklin County is steeped in agricultural heritage, historic tradition and natural beauty. Known for its salt-of-the-earth people, unique and friendly small towns, and pastoral farmland, visitors enjoy exploring shops, sampling locally sourced fare and taking full advantage of year-round recreational activities. We’re ideally situated between Burlington and Montreal and within a stone’s throw from the Jay Peak mega-resort and Smuggler’s Notch. Towns in Franklin County include: Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburg, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Franklin, Georgia, Highgate, Montgomery, Richford, Sheldon, St. Albans and Swanton. There are over 47,500 residents in this rural based community. Every town has its own history, pays tribute to Vermont’s past and holds a dream for the future. This publication highlights many of the activities that distinguish our region for its unique summer, fall and winter recreation activities. Our beauty is marked by the shores of Lake Champlain and the ridges of the state’s Green Mountains. We have a marathon-long bike trail that bisects the county roughly north to south and we have downtowns filled with small retail establishments schooled in the art of unequaled customer service. Traveling in Franklin County is an experience that will bring you back time and time again.

David Southwick

Executive Director, Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Our History (Civil War Heritage Weekend) . . 6 Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12 Our Towns Bakersfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Berkshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Enosburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Fairfax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Highgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Montgomery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Richford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sheldon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 St. Albans City . . . . . . . . . . . 26 St. Albans Town . . . . . . . . . . 28 Swanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Things to Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Community Organizations . 47 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Resorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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= Culture & Arts = Attractions = Covered Bridges = Libraries


Creating a healthier community we do that here

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our history

The raid lives once more! Watch as rebel infiltrators spring into action,

take civilians hostage, attempt arson, fire guns and, yes, rob three banks. The drama unfolds right on downtown Taylor Park, which was at the center of the actual 1864 raid. The action, including mounted raiders and a posse in their pursuit, will be simulcast on a giant television screen. Have a nose for truly unique experiences? You’ll want to be in St. Albans for this Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Fall Event for 2014 -especially for the exciting re-enactments of the northernmost land action of the American Civil War. Civil War re-enactors will man Union and Confederate encampments and provide living-history interactions and educational demonstrations -- booming artillery among them. Ranked as Vermont’s “Most Significant Civil War Event of 2014,” this large and highly anticipated event also features a Civil War costume ball. The renowned 2nd South Carolina String Band will provide toe-tapping Civil War era music for the dance and in the park as well. There will be authentic period clothing and cuisine, 1860’s children’s games, antique and quilt show, lectures, and the St. Albans Raid Half-Marathon in which runners follow the bandits’ actual escape route. Also enjoy historical walking tours, additional musical entertainment, area lawyers presenting re-enactments of the raiders’ trial, an 1860’s church service, and more.


St. Albans is both historic and modern. It offers the fascinating collections of the St. Albans Historical Museum, which overlooks a newly refurbished downtown streetscape lined with fine eateries and unique shops. The re-enactments and most events are free. Free off-site parking (right off Interstate 89, exit 19) comes with shuttle service to and from the event. The St. Albans Raid Commemoration Committee and Champlain Valley Historical Re-enactors are event organizers. Legacy sponsors are the Peoples Trust Company and Rotary Club of St. Albans. Visit www.stalbansraid.com for more information, raid commemorative merchandise and historical background. Also visit us on Facebook (St. Albans Raid - 150th).

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Chartered in 1791, Bakersfield, which is located on Routes 105 and 36, borders five Franklin County towns. Although very rural, this town is a gateway to Lamoille County and the Smugglers’ Notch region. Bakersfield is rich in its historic value, having over 100 public buildings, houses and barns listed on the state’s register of historic places. Just after the Civil war there were a multitude of dairy farms, but now only 5 remain – but the recent trend of organic and locally grown foods has shed a new light on farming in this town.

Nestled along the U.S./Canadian border, Berkshire can be found by taking a scenic drive on Route 118 north from Montgomery, from the Smuggler’s Notch area by heading north on Route 108, which runs through Bakersfield and Enosburgh, or from St. Albans on Route 105 – or via the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail on bicycles! Berkshire certainly lends true to Franklin County’s characteristics with its rolling hills, wooded areas and farmland. Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail pgs. 10-11 Northern Forest Canoe Trail pgs. 10-11

Bakersfield Town Park Intersection of Routes 36 & 108

Berkshire Historical Society 2520 Richford Road

Bakersfield Historical Society Intersection of Routes 36 & 108 802.827.6125 H.F. Brigham Free Library 104 Main Street 802.827.4414

Photos by David Juaire




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Opera House of Enosburg Falls 123 Depot Street 802.933.6171 www.enosburgoperahouse.org

Enosburgh, located near the heart of Franklin County holds plenty of surprises. Often referred to as the Dairy Capital, Enosburgh is home to the Vermont Dairy Festival. It is also where you find the Opera House of Enosburg Falls, a historic venue that features some of the best in local talent. The Mississquoi Valley Rail Trail passes through Enosburgh and right into downtown. Historic building, homes, waterfalls and bridges make Enosburgh as rich in aesthetic value as it is in community spirit and pride.

Enosburgh Historical Society 55 Railroad Street 802.933.2102 Bridge of Flowers & Light Duffy Hill Road Hopkins Bridge Hopkins Bridge Road, adjacent to Route 118

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail pgs. 10-11 Northern Forest Canoe Trail pgs. 10-11 Lincoln Park Main Street Maple Park Maple Park Street off Church Street Enosburgh Town Forest Longley Bridge Road

Photos by David Juaire


Enosburgh Public Library 241 Main Street 802.933.2328 www.enosburghlibrary.org

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Fairfax, which is the southernmost town in Franklin County, borders both Chittenden and Lamoille Counties as well. No matter what the season, Fairfax, which is located on Route 104, with its covered bridge, Fairfax Falls, open farmland and maple groves is a pleasant town to visit – and it offers a wonderful view of Mount Mansfield. A visit to the Fairfax Historical Society will reveal the story of this town’s ability to survive the worst of financial drought as well as natural disasters – perhaps even a tornado.

Fairfield was the birthplace of the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur. A replica of the family home and the church in which his father preached has been restored and offered as a historical site, one you’ll surely want to visit. Located on Route 36, Fairfield is a small scenic town with picturesque family farms, rolling hills, and picturesque Fairfield Pond. It is also the home of one of Vermont’s year-round, online farmers’ markets. Fairfield Historical Society 25 North Road 802.827.3261

Fairfax Community Park & Recreation Path Hunt Street www.fairfaxrecreation.com

President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site 455 Chester Arthur Road 802.828.3051 www.historicvermont.org/sites/html/ Arthur.html

Fairfax Community Theatre Company www.fctcvt.org

East Fairfield Covered Bridge Bridge Street Closed to traffic

Fairfax Historical Society 1181 Main Street 802.849.6638 www.vtgrandpa.com/fhs

Bent Northrop Memorial Library 164 Park Street 802.827.3945 www.bentnorthrop.org

Lower Covered Bridge Maple Street (One Way - enter from Main Street only) Fairfax Community Library 75 Hunt Street 802.849.2420 www.library.bfafairfax.com

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Fletcher is so remote that there is only a small sector of Route 108 that cuts through its eastern edge. There are other ways to get there, but you’ve got to love those little country roads! Fletcher is certainly a quiet destination for those who love the outdoors. Metcalf Pond is a good place to relax and do a little fishing, and Fletcher is also a trail head for the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers snowmobile trail network.

Franklin is home to Lake Carmi, the state’s fourth largest natural lake; along its shorelines are a Vermont State Park, and over 200 summer camps. If you fish, Lake Carmi has plenty of species to choose from including small and large-mouthed Bass, Walleye, and Lake Trout. Located along Route 120 and Route 207, Franklin shares its northern border with Canada. Lake Carmi State Park 460 Marsh Farm Road

Metcalf Pond

Franklin Historical Society Log Cabin Museum Hanna Road Haston Library 5167 Main Street 802.285.6505 www.franklinvt.com/haston_library.htm

Photos by David Juaire


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Georgia, located along both Interstate 89 and Route 7, is a short drive from nearby Chittenden County. With magnificent Lake Champlain on its western border, and Arrowhead Mountain Lake, where the town borders Milton, Georgia is a small town with lots of exciting vacation possibilities. For the outdoors and walking enthusiasts there’s the Horseshoe Barn Road and Falls Road footpaths and Mill River Falls Natural Area that offer nature’s gifts of wildlife, plants, wildflowers and birds.

Highgate, which was chartered in 1763, borders Québec, Canada, beautiful Lake Champlain and the Missisquoi River. Boasting an agrarian lifestyle, Highgate is home to 30 large dairy farms, beef cattle farms, greenhouse operations and Vermont’s largest egg farm, with some 100,000 chickens. It is also home to the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Highgate Falls, a large hydroelectric dam, an historic steel bridge on Old Route 207, and the believed to be haunted Highgate Manor. The haunting story dates back to the 1800’s, but the manor was also known as a hideaway during the time of the Underground Railroad, and also for bootleggers during Prohibition.

Lake Champlain Arrowhead Mountain Lake Horseshoe Barn Road Footpath Mill River Falls Natural Area Intersection of Mill River Road & Georgia Shore Road Georgia Municipal Recreation Facility Georgia Shore Road

Highgate Sports Arena Missisquoi River & Bay Northern Forest Canoe Trail pgs. 10-11 Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Georgia Historical Society Ethan Allen Highway, Route 7

Highgate Historical Society 3181 Route 78 802.868.4619

Georgia Public Library 1697 Ethan Allen Highway 802.524.4643 www.georgia.lib.vt.us

Highgate Manor 464 Highgate Road Highgate Falls Bridge & Dam Route 207 Highgate Public Library 17 Mill Hill 802.868.3970 www.highgatelibrary.wordpress.com

Photos by David Juaire



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Love covered bridges? Then you’ve got to visit Montgomery, home to six historic covered bridges, and another that connects to the town of Enosburg (See map on pages 10-11). Montgomery, which was named after Revolutionary war hero General Richard Montgomery, borders both Lamoille and Orleans Counties. Located along Routes 118, 58, and 242 (Franklin County’s gateway to the Jay Peak area), this town has become a hub for artists and craftspeople, business professionals, farm owners, loggers and woodsmen, homeowners and plenty of vacationers.

Richford is a very rural town in the northeast corner of Franklin County, yet it has a rich history with the first settlers arriving in 1795. Within five years there was a dam, a bridge, gristmill, sawmill, a blacksmith and even a distillery. Because of Richford’s proximity to the Canadian border, it was destined to become a lively railroad town. What remains of that heyday is evident in the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, which offers year-round hiking, biking, and skiing and ultimately connects with St. Albans, some 26 miles away. The Vermont Association of Snow Travellers trail network also traverses Richford before connecting to Québec’s snowmobile trail system.

Hazen’s Notch Association 1423 Hazen’s Notch Road www.hazensnotch.org

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail pgs. 10-11 Missisquoi River

Montgomery Historical Society Pratt Hall, Route 118 www.Montgomeryvt.us/mhs.htm

Richford Historical Society 186 South Main Street 802.933.6622

Fuller Bridge Fuller Bridge Road

Arvin A. Brown Library 84 Main Street 802.848.3313

Comstock Bridge Comstock Bridge Road Creamery Bridge West Hill Road Longley Bridge Longley Bridge Road Hectorville Bridge Gibou Road (currently in storage) Hutchins Bridge Hutchins Bridge Road Montgomery Town Library 86 Mountain Road 802.326.3113 www.montgomeryvt.us/library.htm

Photos by David Juaire


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Sheldon Sheldon and its unicorporated village of Sheldon Springs once drew large numbers of people from far and wide to its clain-to-fame mineral springs. In the 1860’s the Central House in Sheldon was in fact one of several large hotels that actually offered bathing facilities to folks who wished to soak in this cure-all spring water. There were several bottling companies in the Sheldon area with brand names such as Central House, Missisquoi Spring Water and Vermont Springs, and those bottles are considered highly collectible nowadays. Sheldon is a friendly rural community, located along Routes 105, 78, and 120. Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail pgs. 10-11 Missisquoi River Sheldon Public Library 1640 Main Street 802.933.2616

Franklin County Field Days July 31 - Aug 3, 2014 Airport Road, Highgate, VT I-89 EXIT 21 (Swanton Exit)

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St. Albans City

St. Albans City Hall Gymnasium 100 North Main Street St. Albans City Pool 99 Aldis Street

St. Albans, also known as the Rail City, and the Maple Capital of the World, is a city rich in history and culture. Each Spring it hosts the Vermont Maple Festival with demonstrations, samples, cooking and baking competitions, rides, games, entertainment and a giant street parade. In 1845 St. Albans was the Vermont and Canada Railroad’s major depot operations center and repair shop and in its prime, there were 200 trains passing through the city each day. St. Albans was also the sight of the northernmost Confederate advance in America’s Civil War, when visiting Taylor Park you are standing on the very ground where the famous St. Albans Raids took place in 1864 (see pages 6-7). A valley city with scenic views of Vermont’s Green Mountains on one side, and the beauty of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains on the other, St. Albans City is a progressive community and a destination well worth the visit.

Photos by David Juaire

St. Albans Historical Museum Corner of Church & Bishop Streets 802.527.7933 www.stamuseum.com St. Albans Free Library 11 Maiden Lane 802.524.1507 www.stalbans.lib.vt.us


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After last year’s $3 million Downtown Streetscape Project you’ll love the new look, along with new shops, restaurants and businesses that have joined your favorites from before.

Exciting things have been happening Downtown.

WE’VE MADE OVER MAIN STREET. COME CHECK IT OUT! So see it for yourself and shop, dine and play in Downtown St. Albans in 2014. Visit us for the Maple Festival, our Saturday Farmers Market, the Fine Food and Wine Festival, Concerts in the Park and more! Information on Downtown and events can be found at Facebook.com/DowntownSt.Albans and www.StAlbansVT.com/Downtown. And this year, don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime event: the 150th Anniversary of the St. Albans Raid on September 18–21! More information at www.StAlbansRaid.com. 27

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St. Albans Town

Lake Champlain Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail pgs. 9-11 www.mvrailtrail.com

St. Albans Town is a vacationers dream, a friendly farming community built along the shore of Lake Champlain, offering yearround recreational fun. St. Albans Town is home to Hard’Ack, an outdoor recreation area that includes downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, sledding, athletic fields, and wilderness trails. There are also three Vermont State Parks in St. Albans Town: Woods Island, Burton Island, and Kill Kare (see page 38), offering the ultimate in camping, fishing, and boating experiences. With Interstate 89, as well as Routes 7 and 36, the town is easily accessed from the north, south, and east. Those visiting from the west do so by water. Many stop off at the St. Albans Bay dock in the 19 acre St. Albans Bay Park. The park has a large historic boathouse, picnic pavillion, playground and recreation facilities.

Photos by David Juaire

Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center 164 Fairfax Road (Rte. 104) Aldis Hill Park & Hard’Ack Recreation Area 179 Congress Street St. Albans Bay Park 579 Lake Road (802) 527-8346 Burton Island State Park pg. 38 Woods Island State Park pg. 38 Kill Kare State Park pg. 38



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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Tabor Road off Route 78 www.fws.gov/northeast/missisquoi

History runs deep and strong in Swanton, which has been the home of the Missisquoi Abenaki people since long before Samuel de Champlain’s arrival in 1609! Chartered in 1763, Swanton with its barges and railroad service became one of the most important industrial centers in Vermont, with timber, limestone, marble and ammunition. Swanton’s town green is also home to a pair of Royal Swans, the original birds were gifts from the Queen of England in 1961, and having these mascots has been a tradition ever since. The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, also located in Swanton is a 6,600acre refuge made up of a delta created by the Missisquoi River as it flows into Lake Champlain. The Railroad Depot Museum is located at the western end of the village’s one mile walking path.

Photos by David Juaire

Swanton Fit & Healthy Recreation Path Beebe Road (South River Street) to Robin Hood Drive Heritage Walking Tour Swanton Historical Society & Railroad Depot Museum 58 South River Street 802.868.3892 www.swantonhistoricalsociety.org Swanton Public Library 1 First Street 802.868.7656 www.swantonlibrary.org


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the islands

Grand Isle County Made up of four islands and a peninsula on Lake Champlain, Grand Isle County is Franklin County’s western neighbor. From north to south, the towns of the county are Alburgh, Isle La Motte, North Hero, Grand Isle, and South Hero. Summer is a booming season for the county, when second-home owners, campers, and tourists abound. Autumn brings the apple harvest to the county, which is home to three large orchards. www.champlainislands.com


Isle La Motte

Alburgh is a scenic lakeside community that was chartered in 1781 by Ira Allen, and is known as the gateway to Vermont from both New York and Canada. Alburgh is actually a peninsula situated between the Missisquoi Bay and the Richelieu River, which flows from Canada into Lake Champlain; it has the only road-based route that connects the states of Vermont and New York. Alburgh is home to the Alburgh Dunes State Park, one of the longest natural sand beaches on Lake Champlain.

Of the four Champlain Islands, Isle La Motte is the farthest north and most remote. It is also the landing place of Samuel de Champlain who discovered the lake that was named after him in 1609. Isle La Motte, which is seven miles long and two miles wide, is home to St. Anne’s Shrine, which draws thousands of visitors each year, and the Goodsell Ridge Preserve, the 81-acre site of the historic Fisk Quarry and the Chazy Reef.

Island Line Rail Trail Alburgh Rail Trail Park in Alburgh Industrial Park, located across from the town fire station off Rt 2

Isle La Motte Public Library Main Street, Isle La Motte 802-928-4113

Liquid Elixir Trail www.champlainbikeways.org/directions Alburgh Dunes State Park 151 Coon Point Road, Alburgh Alburgh Historical Society P.O. Box 453 Alburgh, Vermont 05440 Alburgh Public Library 16 South Main Street 802.796.6077

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Island Line Rail Trail A Legacy of Ancient Stone Trail www.champlainbikeways.org/directions


North Hero

Grand Isle

North Hero is located along Route 2 and boasts some of the most beautiful historic buildings right on the lake. It is a vacationer’s dream with plenty of options for boating, fishing, camping, biking, and swimming. It is home to three state parks, and offers some of the most scenic views on the islands, via A Trail of Two Beaches bicycle loop that runs from North Hero State Park to the Alburgh Dunes.

Grand Isle is home to one of the oldest log structures in the United States; Capt. Jedediah Hyde, one of the first pioneer settlers on the islands, built Hyde Log Cabin in 1783. Grand Isle offers camping, fishing and water sports, and spectacular sunsets over the Adirondack Mountains of NY. At Gordon’s Landing there is a year-round ferry that traverses Lake Champlain to Cumberland Head, by Plattsburgh, NY. The Bastille Bridge has Vermont’s only drawbridge, which connects Grand Isle to North Hero.

Island Line Rail Trail A Trail of Two Beaches Knight Island State Park 1 Knight Island, North Hero 802.524.6353

Island Line Rail Trail, Island Life Trail, Stone Castles Trail www.champlainbikeways.org/directions

Knight Point State Park 44 Knight Point Road, North Hero 802.372.8389

Grand Isle State Park 36 East Shore South, Grand Isle 802.372.4300

North Hero State Park 3803 Lakeview Drive, North Hero 802.372.8727

Grand Isle Free Library 10 Hyde Road, Grand Isle 802.372.4797

North Hero Historical Society The Hookenspoon Museum 3635 Route 2, North Hero Open from July – Labor Day 802.372.5544

South Hero South Hero is an attractive tourist spot, with the beach at Sandbar State Park, marinas, apple orchards, and fruit and dairy farms. The views from the historic Sandbar Bridge on Lake Champlain are just spectacular, with the Green Mountains to the east, the Adirondacks to the west. South Hero is a popular place for boating, fishing, ice fishing, and also for windsurfing and snow kiting.

North Hero Public Library 3195 Route 2, North Hero 802.372.5458

Island Line Rail Trail Stone Castles Trail www.champlainbikeways.org/directions Sandbar State Park 1215 Route 2, Milton 802.893.2825 South Hero Community library 75 South Street, South Hero 802.372.6209


things to do

Things to Do MUSEUMS


Alburgh Historical Museum

Enosburg Farmers’ Market

by appointment · 802-796-3547 FREE

Late May – late October Wednesdays: 3 – 6 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls

Bakersfield Historical Museum July – August, Sundays 2 – 4 p.m. & by appointment · 802.827.3334 FREE Intersection of Rts. 36 & 108, Bakersfield

Grand Isle Markets May 26 – September 22 Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. St. Joseph’s Church, Rte. 2, Grand Isle

Berkshire Historical Museum Summers by appointment · 802.848.3459 2520 Richford Road, Berkshire FREE

Northwest Farmers’ Market

Enosburgh Historical Museum & Caboose

Mid-May – mid-October Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. www.nwvtfarmersmarket.com Taylor Park, St. Albans City

June – October, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & by appointment · 802.933.2102 55 Railroad Street, Enosburg Falls FREE

Richford Farmers’ Market

Fairfax Historical Museum

Mid-June – Early October Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lower Main Street, Richford

July – August, Sunday: 2 – 4 p.m. & by appointment · 802.849.6638 FREE 1181 Main St., Fairfax · vtgrandpa.com/fhs

South Hero Markets

Fairfield Historical Museum

May 30 – September 19 Wednesdays: 4 – 7 p.m. St. Rose of Lima Church, Rte. 2, South Hero

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday: noon – 7 p.m. 25 North Road, Fairfield · 802.309.5076


Franklin Log Cabin Museum By appointment Hanna Road, Franklin · 802.285.6472 FREE

Capt. Jedediah Hyde Log Cabin July 4 – mid October Saturdays & Sundays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 228 US Route 2, Grand Isle Admission: $2, children FREE One of the oldest log structures in the United States, built in 1783.

Georgia Historical Museum Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2 – 4 p.m. Route 7, Georgia · 802.527.9704 FREE

Highgate Historical Society May – October 1st & 3rd Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. & by appointment · 802.868.4619 3181 Route 78, Highgate Center FREE

President Chester A. Arthur Birthplace Late May – mid-October Wednesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 455 Chester Arthur Road, Fairfield 802.828.3051 · Admission: by donation

Montgomery Historical Museum By appointment Pratt Hall, Route 118, Montgomery Village www.Montgomeryvt.us/mhs.htm FREE

Samuel de Champlain Monument St. Anne’s Road, Isle LaMotte FREE Across from St. Anne’s Shrine. 36

Richford Historical Museum

Grand Isle State Park

May 17 - Columbus Day Weekend 36 East Shore South, Grand Isle · 802.372.4300 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/grandisle.htm Vermont’s second-largest state campground. Pets are permitted in this park, but not allowed in cabins. Boat access, kayak & rowboat rentals.

July – September 1st & 3rd Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & by appointment · 802.933.6622 Lower Main Street, Richford FREE

Soldiers & Citizens Civil War Museum

Kill Kare State Park

Memorial Day – Columbus Day 10 – 5 daily; Wed. & Sun. by chance Alburgh Village, 802.796.3665 Facebook -New England Via Vermont FREE

Memorial Day wkd. – Labor Day wkd. 2714 Hathaway Point Road, St. Albans 802.524.6021 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/killcare.htm Swimming, museum, open pavilion available for rental, boat rentals. No camping.

St. Albans Historical Museum Mid-May – Mid-October Tuesday – Friday: 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & by appointment · 802.527.7933 9 Church Street, St. Albans City www.stamuseum.com $ 5/adults, $2/age 6-14

Knight Point State Park

Memorial Day wkd. – Labor Day wkd. 10 am – official sunset 44 Knight Point Rd., North Hero 802.372.8389 Day use only, no pets. Fishing access, expansive lawns, swimming beach, boat rentals, hiking trails. Shaded and open picnic areas include cooking grills. Pavilion available for rental.

Swanton Historical Society and Railroad Depot Museum

Lake Carmi State Park

Summer hours: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Winter hours: by appointment 58 South River St., Swanton · 802.868.3892 www.swantonhistoricalsociety.org

May 18 – Labor Day weekend 460 Marsh Road, Franklin · 802.933.8383 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/carmi.htm Vermont’s largest campground with 140 tent/ trailer sites, 35 lean-to sites, 2 cabins, swimming, nature center, boat rentals.

VERMONT STATE PARKS Alburgh Dunes State Park

Sand Bar State Park

Memorial Day wkd. – Labor Day wkd. 10 am – official sunset · 802-796-4170 151 Coon Point Road, Alburgh 802.796.4170 Day use only, no camping or pets. Beach, picnic area and wetlands with great opportunites to view wildlife!

Memorial Day - Labor Day 10 – 9 or official sunset 1215 US Route 2, Milton · 802.893.2825 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/sandbar.htm The smooth, sandy lake bottom remains shallow well out from shore, making this an ideal swimming spot for children. The uninterrupted length of sandy beach, very high quality water in this section of the lake, and well-kept facilities in an attractive setting combine to make Sand Bar the most visited day park in the state.

Burton Island State Park Memorial Day wkd. – Labor Day wkd. Burton Island, St. Albans · 802.524.6353 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/burton.htm Reachable only by boat - ferry available. 17 tent sites, 26 lean-to sites, 15 boat moorings, 100-slip marina, hiking trails, nature center, museum, boat rentals, store, bistro, swimming.

Woods Island State Park

Memorial Day wkd. – Labor Day wkd. Woods Island, St. Albans · 802.524.6353 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/woodsisland.htm Reachable only by boat. A “remote area” park with camping on five sites by reservation only.


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Things to Do (continued) TRAILS


Island Line Trail

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

www.bikeferry.org · www.traillink.com 802.861.2700 FREE This trail unites the Burlington Bike Path, the Colchester Causeway, and the Allen Point Access Area in South Hero into a stunning 14-mile trail that travels along, and over, Lake Champlain. It runs from Burlington to South Hero but, there is a gap (the cut) in the causeway portion of the trail between Colchester and South Hero. For a fee, a ferry brings passengers across the cut allowing people to experience the entire length of the trail. A bike ride, run or walk on the 3.5 miles across Lake Champlain on the Island Line Trail is not to be missed.

www.northernforestcanoetrail.org A 740 mile route linking the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine. FREE

Fishing Accesses Alburgh Dunes State Park, Alburgh Burton Island State Park, St. Albans Bay Kill Kare State Park, St. Albans Bay Knight Island State Park, North Hero Knight Point State Park, North Hero Sandbar State Park, Milton Woods Island Park, St. Albans Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department 802.241.3700 · www.vtfishandwildlife.com Whether you like fly-tying, trolling, casting, or ice-fishing, Northwest Vermont has several great spots to try along its freshwater streams, rivers and on Lake Champlain. There are plenty of species to choose from, including perch, trout, large and small-mouthed bass, pike, walleye and even salmon.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail www.lvrt.org FREE Trail construction in progress, to see completed sections including the Swanton Fit & Healthy Recreation Path visit website.

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Open daily, dawn to dusk 29 Tabor Road, Swanton FREE www.fws.gov/northeast/missisquoi Habitat for migratory waterfowl, songbirds & other wildlife. Seasonal events.

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

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Calendar of Events JUNE 2014

Pirates of Penzance Musical Tuesday, June 24 & Friday, June 27 Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls 802.933.2498 www.enosburgoperahouse.org

58th Annual Vermont Dairy Festival Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8 Hours vary · Enosburg Falls www.vermontdairyfestival.com FREE A four-day celebration in the Dairy Capital. Great food, carnival games and rides, and lots of entertainment.

JULY 2014 Fireworks Extravaganza Wednesday, July 3, 5 p.m. Knight Point State Park, North Hero

Vermont Days

Parade and Chicken Barbecue

Saturday, June 14 – Sunday, June 15 All Vermont State Parks & Historic Sites, Franklin County & statewide. Free entry, license-free fishing on Saturday.

Friday, July 4, 12 p.m. Montgomery Recreation Center, Montgomery Street parade followed by plenty of good food, children’s games and musical entertainment.

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures: Will Patton Quartet

The Great Race & Bay Day Sunday, July 6, 10 a.m. St. Albans Bay Park, St. Albans Town Bay Day: 802.524.2415 Great Race: 802.524.2444 · info@fcrccvt.com 5K run, 12-mile bike, 3-mile paddle in St. Albans Bay, and Independence Day celebration.

Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m. Fairfield’s Meeting House on the Green $ 15 · Children 12 and under FREE Live, local summer music series that runs from May to September. All proceeds benefit preservation efforts at Meeting House.

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures: Keeghan Nolan

Highbrow to Hoedown Saturday, June 21 Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls 802.933.2498 www.enosburgoperahouse.org Featuring musical entertainment by a variety of local, and regional talent. Benefits local organizations.

Wednesday, July 9, 7 p.m. Fairfield’s Meeting House on the Green $ 15 · Children 12 and under FREE Live, local summer music series that runs from May to September. All proceeds benefit preservation efforts at Meeting House.

Music at Knight’s Point State Park

Bike for Lake Champlain Saturday, June 21 Sandbar State Park · $25 Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Beer and BBQ begins at 12. Join us this year for an early, inexpensive, and flat ride to support clean water in Lake Champlain. Register early and SAVE $5! Get 4 friends together and come up with a creative Team Name and your registration is FREE! Benefits Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.

Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Knight’s Point State Park, North Hero $ 5 adults, children 12 and under FREE

Open Farm and Studio Weekend Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July 13 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. · Throughout the Islands 802.378.4591 www.openfarmandstudio.com FVisit the farms and artist studios. Watch for the red balloons! Maps will be available throughout the Islands for way finding. 40

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Kingman Street Antique & Classic Car Show

Thursday, July 17 Marble Mill Park, Swanton www.northernlakechamplain.org Annual Summer BBQ and Meeting for Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.

Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kingman Street, St. Albans City 802.524.7671 · falcon65futura@gmail.com A showcase of antique & classic cars in the heart of St. Albans.

ONGOING EVENTS Artist in Residence Cooperative Art Gallery Monthly Reception

Music in the Park Concerts Tuesdays, July 8 – August 12, 6:30 p.m. Knight Point State Park, North Hero Adults $5, children 12 and under FREE Picnics welcome after 5 p.m., food vendors on site. July 8 – Dave Keller Band July 15 – Starline Rhythm Boys July 22 – Mango Jam July 29 – Jenni Johnson & the Junketeers August 5 – Jimmy T August 12 – Jukebox Hop with Larry Brett

First Sunday of each month, 1 – 3 p.m. 321 Main Street, Enosburg Falls 802.933.6403 FREE Monthly reception for featured artists. Artist presentations & hors d’oeuvres.

Enosburg Town Band Mid June – August, Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls FREE Live music from the park bandstand, fresh popcorn. Enosburg Falls High School is the rain site.

Island Arts Concert Series July 20, 27, August 13 & 16 Grand Isle Lake House, Grand Isle www.islandarts.org Grounds open at 5:30 for picnicking. Vermont Jazz Ensemble July 20, 6:30 p.m. $ 20 Advance tickets, $25 at the door Rick and the Ramblers July 27, 6:30 p.m. Citizens Concert Band August 13, 6:30 p.m. www.citizensconcert.eventbrite.com 802-863-5966 · This event benefits the Island Arts Youth Scholarship Fund. $ 10 Advance tickets, $15 at the door Yang Bao, pianist August 16, 8 p.m. · North Hero Community Hall, North Hero.

Music, Art, and Tea in the Garden Sundays, July 6 – August 1, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 802-928-3364 · www.ilmpt.org Fisk Farm, Isle La Motte

Summer Sounds Concert July 7, 14, 21, 27, August 11, 18, & 25, 7 p.m. Highgate Municipal Park, Highgate http://www.allarts.org/events/summersounds.htm

Community Luncheon Weekly at noon Fairfield Community Center, Fairfield 802.827.3130 · $6 suggested donation, $4 for folks over 60. Enjoy great food in great company. 41


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Champlain Islands Artists’ Organization: Annual Artist Show and Sale

Island Arts Craft Show Friday & Saturday, August 8 – 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. North Hero Community Hall, North Hero

Friday, July 25, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. North Hero Community Hall Artists’ opening reception with refreshments on Friday from 4-7 p.m.. Artists’ demonstrations at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Raw Milk Theater Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. Flack Family Farm · 3971 Pumpkin Village Road, Enosburg 802.933.7752 FREE www.flackfamilyfarm.com/theater.html Variety show in an agrarian setting. Bring a chair.

Feast of St. Anne

Pontoon at High Noon

Saturday, July 26, 11:15 a.m. & 7 p.m. St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte

Sunday, August 10, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Inn at Shore Acres, North Hero $ 5 Adults, Children 10 and under FREE This event features Air Guard choppers, balloon drops, and aerobatics.

39th Annual Franklin County Field Days Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3 Airport Road, Highgate www.franklincountyfielddays.org A country fair featuring agricultural displays, horse-pulls, tractor-pulls, arts and crafts, entertainment, food, carnival games, rides, & more.

Vermont Shakespeare Company “Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday & Sunday, August 9 – 10, 6 p.m. Knight Point State Park, North Hero www.vermontshakespeare.org 877.874.1911 · $25 Adults, $22 Seniors, Children 12 and under FREE Tickets are available at www.flynntix.org, or by calling 86-flynn.

22nd Annual Jig in the Valley Last weekend in July, noon-dusk, rain or shine! East Fairfield Community Center 124 School Street, Fairfield · 802.827.3130 An afternoon & evening of local music & food, a flea market, kids’ activities and 50/50 raffle.

Take a Seat in the Islands! Live Auction of artist-painted benches


Friday, August 15, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. North Hero Community Hall 802.372.8400 · www.vermont.org

Island Arts Craft Show Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4 Shore Acres Barn, Route 2, North Hero Presented by local artists and crafters.

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures: Colin McCaffrey Sunday, August 17, 7 p.m. Fairfield’s Meeting House on the Green $ 15 · Children 12 and under FREE Live, local summer music series that runs from May to September. All proceeds benefit preservation efforts at Meeting House.

Duct Tape Derby Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m. Registration start at 9 a.m. North Hero (at the village docks) 802.372.8400 · 802.372.4121 A crazy race where anything goes as long as the vessels are made of duct tape and 42

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Teddy Roosevelt Day Saturday, September 20, all day long Isle La Motte Perservation Trust, Isle La Motte 802-928-3364 · www.ilmpt.org

St. Albans Civil War Heritage Weekend Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18 Taylor Park, St. Albans www.stalbansraid.com Full Civil War encampment in the park, unit maneuvers, camp-life & firing demonstrations, artillery drills, battle skirmishes, more (see pgs 6-7).

Enosburg Harvest Festival Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lincoln Park, Main Street, Enosburg Antiques, arts and crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, entertainment, and lots of great food.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour

Cabaret Musical Friday, August 22 & Saturday, August 23 Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls 802.933.2498 www.enosburgoperahouse.org

Sunday, September 29, 3 p.m. BFA Performing Arts Center, St. Albans · $24 Vermont’s own world-class symphony – this is a not-to-miss cultural event.

Harvest Festival Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Montgomery · An annual celebration of the season organized by the Covered Bridge Garden Club.

OCTOBER 2014 8th Fine Wine, Beer & Food Festival

Islands Center Car Show

Saturday, October 4, 1 – 4 p.m. St. Albans Local, wine, beer & food, silent auction & more on St. Albans’ historic green. Ages 21+, ID required.

Sunday, August 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Knight Point State Park · 802.372.8400 $ 5 Adults, Children 12 and under FREE


Open Studio Weekend

Run To Save The Lake

Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 5 Various locations, Franklin County www.Vermontcrafts.com/links/open.html Local craftspeople participate in the statewide event that offers the public a behind the scenes look at local artists.

Saturday, September 7 Georgia Beach Easy 5K Run or walk along the shores of Lake Champlain during its most glorious season. Benefits Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures: Patti Casey

Harvest Dinner Sunday, October 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte 802.928.3362 · www.stannesshrine.org

Sunday, September 14, 7 p.m. Fairfield’s Meeting House on the Green $ 15 · Children 12 and under FREE Live, local summer music series that runs from May to September. All proceeds benefit preservation efforts at Meeting House.


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Blue Jean Ball

St. Albans Recreation Winter Carnival

Saturday, October 25 American Legion, St. Albans 802.393.6717 · 802.524.7531 · $45/person includes dinner, charitable donation to Franklin County Home Health Agency · Blue Jean Ball Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Dinner, silent & live auctions, dance, live DJ & more.

Date TBD Hard’ack Outdoor Recreation Center St. Albans · www.stalbansvt.com A fun for the whole family outdoor celebration.

Great Ice in Grand Isle! Saturday & Sunday, February 7 – 8, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. · City Bay, North Hero www.champlainislands.com Weekend- long event featuring kid’s fishing derby, skating, dog sled rides, races, and games. Most events are Free.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday, October 31 Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls 802.933.2498 www.enosburgoperahouse.org

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St. Albans Pumpkin Lighting Late October – date TBA City Hall, St. Albans City Trick-or-Treating down Main Street at participating merchants from 1 – 3 p.m. City Hall: Pumpkin carving contest, face painting, balloons, refreshments, music, games and more!

Franklin Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 8, 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Franklin Central School, Franklin

St. Albans Rotary Home Show Date TBA Collins Perley Sports Complex, Fairfax Road, St. Albans Vermont’s largest home & recreation expo, featuring Vermont business exhibitions, demonstrations, and food & spirits.

DECEMBER 2014 4th Annual Running of the Bells Thursday, December 4 5:30 p.m. registration, 6:30 p.m. start 25 Kingman Street, St. Albans www.samessenger.com/runningofthebells A family-friendly, 1-mile fun run, jog or walk through downtown St. Albans. Participants wear jingle bells, holiday costumes. Benefits local charity.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Entertainment Tuesday, March 17 Main St., St. Albans · 802.524.1500 FREE Parade starts at Bellows Free Academy, and will end at City Hall with Irish entertainment, activities and “Green” beverages for children, Green Beer sampling (cash bar for adults.)

6th Annual Festival of Trees December 7 – 14 Downtown St. Albans City www.festivaloftreesvt.com Some events are free, some have admission charges. Christmas parade, Santa’s workshop, festival gala, and much more.

Home Town Follies Mid-March Richford Town Hall, Richford This annual variety show features local talent has been a tradition for over 100 years. 46



Maple Open House Weekend Dates TBD Sugarhouse list: www.vermontmaple.org Visit the many sugarhouses offering demonstrations and samples of fresh Maple Syrup.

Franklin County Field Days


July 31 – August 3, 2014 Exit 21 off I-89, Airport Rd., Highgate www.franklincountyfielddays.org Family fun for everyone. Live music, tractor pulls, rides, food, more. Pg. 25

Franklin County Region Career/Job Expo

Jay Peak

Thursday, March 26 Collins Perley Sports Complex, Fairfax Road, St. Albans Demonstrate the exciting future employment opportunities!


830 Jay Peak Rd., Jay 802.988.2611 · www.jaypeakresort.com info@jaypeakresort.com Skiing, riding, Pumphouse Water Park, golf, ice skating, lodging & more. Pgs. 30, 31, 60

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

40 40 40

(802) 524-5958 www.mvrailtrail.com · nrpcvt@nrpcvt.com 26.4 mile all-season, multi-use rec path extending from St. Albans - Richford. Pg. 39

Smugglers’ Notch


4323 Rt. 108 South, Jeffersonville 800.419.4615 · www.smuggs.com America’s family resort. The best value for family fun... anywhere! Pg. 13

Tyler Place Family Resort


175 Tyler Place Rd., Highgate Springs 802.868.4000 · www.tylerplace.com tyler@tylerplace.com Providing all-inclusive family vacations on Lake Champlain for over 79 years. Pg. 23

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Enosburg Business Association


P.O. Box 662, Enosburg Falls 802.752.1208 · www.ebavt.com enosburgbusinessassociation@yahoo.com Promoting the success of Enosburg businesses & the community. Pg. 49

Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation


2 North Main St., 4th floor, St. Albans P.O. Box 1099, St. Albans 802.524.2194 · www.fcidc.com Creating quality jobs for quality people. Pg. 49




One Federal Restaurant

(continued) Franklin-Grand Isle United Way


48 Lower Newton St., St. Albans 802.527.7418 · www.fgiunitedway.org Our communities. Our volunteers. Our strongest assets. Pg. 29

St. Albans City

The Crossing


The Pine Cone Snack Bar & CreeMees



84 North Main Street, St. Albans 802-528-5215 · www.84mainvt.com Sports bar & Grill, comfort food, local beers, lunch or dinner open noon to midnight every day. Pg. 8

Northwest Technical Center


HEALTH CARE Northwestern Counseling & Support Services 44 107 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans 802.524.6555 · www.ncssinc.org Mental health, developmental, psychosocial & rehab services for Northwest Vermont. Pg. 17

Hero’s Welcome General Store & Marina, Bakery & Café 30 3537 U.S. Route 2, North Hero 802.372.4161 · heroswelcome.com info@heroswelcome.com Our 21st year in a century-old general store. On City Bay in North Hero Village. Pg. 15

Northwestern Medical Center


= Map Markers, see maps pgs. 9-12


133 Fairfield St., St. Albans 802.524.5911 www.NorthwesternMedicalCenter.org insights@nmcinc.org Northwestern Vermont’s vibrant, not-for-profit, primary care hospital. Pg. 5

65 North Main St., St. Albans 802.524.6135 www.jeffsmainseafoodrestaurant.com Seafood, steak, pasta & chicken. Serving lunch & dinner, event catering. Pg. 8

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71 South Main St., St. Albans 802.527.6517 · nwtc.fcsuvt.org Customized job training, daytime, evening & weekend programs for adult and continuing learners. Pg. 55

72 Main Street, Montgomery Center 802.326.4682 www.berniesrestaurantandbar.com eat@berniesrestaurantandbar.com Chef owned, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, authentic Mexican, full bar. Pg. 25

Jeff’s Restaurant


1692 Rte. 105, East Berkshire · 933.6630 Indoor & outdoor dining, burgers, fries, salads, creemees, fresh seafood on weekends. Pg. 15


Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar


14 Province Street, Richford 800.331.3694 · thecrossingvt.com thecrossingvt@hotmail.com Affordable lodging & suites, fine dining & pub, lunch & dinner, banquet facility.

www.facebook.com/SaintAlbansVermont info@stalbansvt.com Open year-round, unique shops, excellent restaurants, recreation, arts & culture. Pg. 27

84 Main


1 Federal St., St. Albans 802.524.0330 · www.onefederalrestaurant.com onefederalrestaurant@live.com A full service restaurant & bar with a fantastic tented banquet facility. Pg. 3

Northwestern Walk-In Clinic


927 Ethan Allen Hwy., Georgia 802.524.8911 www.NorthwesternWalkinClinic.org Treating minor non-emergent medical needs. Pg. 33


Enosburg Harvest Festival

Dignity and Caring for a Special Time for Four Generations

Sat., Sept. 20, 2014 9am - 3pm


Lincoln Park, Main Street Antiques • Arts & Crafts • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Historical Sites • Food & More! Vendors call 933-7843 to reserve a space www.ebavt.com

Funeral Home & Commemorative Services

86 South Main Street, St. Albans, Vt. 05478 phone: 802-524-2928 fax: 802-524-1997 website: www.bradyandlevesque.com email: info@bradyandlevesque.com Founders: G. Thomas Brady & Raymond J. Levesque Directors: Jeffrey S. Levesque, Allen H. Choiniere & Richard “Rick” Kalagher


Groceries, Produce, Meat, Deli, Beer & Wine

Franklin County has the desire, people and infrastructure needed to grow your business 2 North Main Street, 4th Floor P.O. Box 1099 St. Albans, VT 05478

2 Locations ~ Close To Canadian Border & Jay Peak

Richford’s Main Street Grocery 44 Main St, Richford, VT • 848-9551 Mon - Sat: 8-8, Sun: 8-7

fcidc.com (802) 524-2194 Fax (802) 524-6793

Main St Grocery & State Liquor Outlet 67 Main St., North Troy, VT • 988-2545 Mon - Thur: 8-8, Fri & Sat: 8-9, Sun: 8-6

Stone’s Shell 9431 Route 36, East Fairfield, VT 05448


Check out the great deals and special pricing on Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and Nokian tires.


Weekend round of golf with cart - $35 with tax 802-933-5100 7595 BOSTON POST RD., BAKERSFIELD, VT 05441



Directory (continued) LODGING

Tyler Place Family Resort

BED & BREAKFASTS Back Inn Time Bed & Breakfast


66 Fairfield St., St. Albans 802.527.5116 · www.backinntime.us St. Albans City’s only B&B, adjacent to Taylor Park, dining, shopping. Pg. 29

The Crossing



14 Province Street, Richford 800.331.3694 · thecrossingvt.com thecrossingvt@hotmail.com Affordable lodging & suites, fine dining & pub, lunch & dinner, banquet facility.

Care Partners Adult Day Center



Handy Chevrolet & Toyota

112 North Main, St. Albans 802.524.9526 www.VermontChoiceProperties.com CBChoiceProperties@comcast.net Serving Franklin County real estate needs for over 40 years. Pg. 53

Handy Buick GMC Cadillac


Paquin Motors

BANKS Peoples Trust Company





4323 Rt. 108 South, Jeffersonville 800.419.4615 · www.smuggs.com America’s family resort. The best value for family fun... anywhere! Pg. 13

= Map Markers, see maps pgs. 9-12

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St. Albans, Swanton, Georgia, Enosburg Falls, Essex 800.479.2196 · www.ptcvt.com Your community bank since 1886. Access anywhere, anytime. Member FDIC. Pg. 45

830 Jay Peak Rd., Jay 802.988.2611 · www.jaypeakresort.com info@jaypeakresort.com Skiing, riding, Pumphouse Water Park, golf, ice skating, lodging & more. Pgs. 30, 31, 60

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2 Franklin Park West, St. Albans 800.287.2147 · www.paquins.com Your Chrysler, Ford & Nissan dealer for new and used cars and trucks. Pg. 51


Smugglers’ Notch


405 Swanton Rd., St. Albans 888.466.0684 · www.handygmc.com Your Buick, GMC & Cadillac dealer for new & used cars. Pg. 29

281 North Main Street, St. Albans 802.524.9771 · www.samessenger.com Daily, evening newspaper published Monday Friday with a weekend edition. Local news, sports and events. Pg. 4

Jay Peak


699 Highgate Rd., St. Albans (I-89, Exit 20) 877.291.5576 · www.handycars.com Serving Franklin County since 1952! Now all in one location. Pg. 55

NEWSPAPER St. Albans Messenger


34 Franklin Park West, St Albans 802.527.0548 · info@carepartnersvt.org Non-profit day program for adults with dementia and/or physical impairments. Pg. 45

REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Choice Properties


175 Tyler Place Rd., Highgate Springs 802.868.4000 · www.tylerplace.com tyler@tylerplace.com Providing all-inclusive family vacations on Lake Champlain for over 79 years. Pg. 23

866.984.2001 · www.fairpoint.com Exceptional internet, phone & television services, fully reliable & reasonably priced. Pg. 59


all the vehicle n Ser vicingn Vermont & Neweeds of York! Norther

BURT PAQUIN 1.800.499.7343



PAQUIN MOTORS 1.800.287.2147


www.PAQUINS.com 51


Directory (continued) INSURANCE

SERVICES (continued)

Hackett Valine & Macdonald

CREDIT UNION New England Federal Credit Union


295 Tuckers Way, St. Albans 800.400.8790 · www.nefcu.com New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is a member-owned financial institution serving communities in the six counties of northwestern Vermont. Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the six counties of northwestern Vermont is eligible for membership. Pg. 39

Hull Insurance Agency, Inc.


Kinney Insurance Agency

140 Federal St., St. Albans, VT 05478 802.524.6581 · www.stalbanscooperative.com A member-owned dairy cooperative delivering quality milk, milk products & services. Pg. 19

ENERGY 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester 802.864.5731 · greenmountainpower.com Local, reliable, affordable, smart, and clean electricity. Pg. 43

LOCKSMITH Green Valley Lock


50 North Main St., St Albans 802.524.3699 www.vtframeshop.com Fine art gallery, Vermont artists, custom matting & framing, digital printing. Pg. 8

MASSAGE & SPA Mystic Waters

Brady & Levesque Funeral Home & Commemorative Services 10


86 South Main St., St. Albans 802.524.2928 · www.bradyandlevesque.com Caring for friends and family for four generations. Pg. 49

Vermont Life Photography by David Juaire 63 95 South Main St., St. Albans 802.752.1706 · david.juaire@lmsre.com For your photography needs, call David Juaire.


281 North Main St., St. Albans 802.524.9771 ext. 114 www.messengerdesignvt.com Full-service, award-winning graphic design for print and web. Commercial printing on premises. Pg. 4 = Map Markers, see maps pgs. 9-12


276 N. Main Street., St. Albans 802.524.5300 · mysticwatersdayspa.com A full-service day spa providing high-quality, organic products and services from Vermont’s most knowledgeable experts.


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6 Champlain Commons, Route 7 North St. Albans 802.524.3858 (t) · 802.524.0069 (f) Residential/commercial. Keys, locks, mobile service. Certified locksmith. Insured. Pg. 55


Messenger Print & Design


114 Upper Welden Street, St. Albans 802.524.2202 www.kinneyins.com · info@kinneyins.com Family run agency that offers all types of insurance including home, auto, business, and farm. Pg. 3

Green Mountain Power

Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery


37 Pearl St., Enosburg Falls 802-933-4359 · info@hullinsure.com www.hullinsure.com www.facebook.com/hullinsure Family owned. Offering home, auto, life, recreational vehicle. business & farm insurance. Pg. 15

DAIRY St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.


62 North Main St., St. Albans 802.524.4400 · www.hvm.com Insurance & risk management. The difference is the people who provide it. Pg. 45

HULL INSURANCE AGENCY Auto - Home - Farm - Business - Life

37 Pearl Street · Enosburg Falls, VT 802-933-4359 · www.hullinsure.com 52

Discover A New Way To Visit Downtown St. Albans Convenient Hourly service to key locations throughout St. Albans City and Town. Take a vacation from driving.

Connected Transfer to Burlington and beyond on the St. Albans LINK Express. Visit gmtaride.org for route and schedule info.

Flexible Deviations off route are available up to 3/4 a mile. Call GMTA at least 24 hours in advance at (802) 527-2181 to schedule a route deviation.

gmtaride.org | (802) 527-2181

Photo by David Juaire

Coldwell BankER Choice Properties Making Real Estate Real Easy 802-524-9526

www.vermontchoiceproperties.com 53

St. Albans, Vermont


Directory (continued) Hoss’s Dog House

SERVICES (continued) TRANSPORTATION Green Mountain Transit Agency (GMTA)


Stone’s Shell

375 Lake Rd., St. Albans 802.527.2181 · www.gmtaride.org info@gmtaride.org GMTA provides public transportation services in the Franklin/Grand Isle area. Pg. 53



700 Highgate Road, St. Albans 802.524.2159 The area’s largest home furnishings showroom, 28,000 sq. ft to browse. Pg. 19

FURNITURE Total Home Center




70 North Main St., St. Albans 802.527.PAGE (7243) books@TheEloquentPage.com Offering used, collectible, audio & new books since 1992. Pg. 55

Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery


58 N. Main St., St. Albans Like us on Facebook asthecrowfliesvt@gmail.com Fine kitchenwares, gifts, gadgets,Vermont foods, wine, beer & bridal registry. Pg. 33

GENERAL STORE Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack


Lake Street, St. Albans 527-7437 · Open Every day Liquor, beer, wine, tobacco, soft drinks, deli, bottle redemption. Pg. 58 = Map Markers, see maps pgs. 9-12


555 Fairfax Rd., St. Albans 802.524.9255 · www.walkerstore.cc adam@walkerstore.cc Clothing, boots, tack, pet supplies, lawn & garden, home décor & gifts. Pg. 57


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50 North Main St., St Albans 802.524.3699 www.vtframeshop.com Fine art gallery, Vermont artists, custom matting & framing, digital printing. Pg. 8


Beverage Mart


321 Main St., Enosburg Falls 802.933.6403 artistinresidence.coop@gmail.com A cooperative art gallery in Enosburg Falls, featuring local artists. Pg. 33


As The Crow Flies


700 Highgate Road, St. Albans 802.524.2159 The area’s largest home furnishings showroom, 28,000 sq. ft to browse. Pg. 19

268 North Main St. #3, St. Albans 802.524.2551 · 877.495.3060 www.cowlesquilting.com Gammill, Statler, Stitcher, Brother, Janome products. Classes, sales & maintenance. Pg. 19

The Eloquent Page


599 St. Albans Rd., Swanton 802.527.1147 · hudakfarm.com Like us on Facebook Spring bedding plants; 40 years of ecologically grown produce; Fall Harvest. Pg. 29


Cowle’s Quilting Machines


9431 Rt. 36, East Fairfield 802.827.3778 Local convenience store, 24-hour wrecker service, AAA-approved. Pg. 49

SHOPPING Total Home Center


Lake Street, St. Albans 527-1373 · Open Every day - 11am Ice cream, burgers, dogs, dinners, side orders, beverages. Pg. 58


all subjects for all ages

35,000+ BOOKS


71 South Main St. St. Albans, VT 71 South Main St. St. Albans, VT

supporting secondary and adult learners in career and life through a variety of practical experiences



Secondary Ed: Secondary Ed: Adult Ed: Adult Ed:

802-527-6517 802-527-6517 802-527-6513 802-527-6513

nwtc.fcsuvt.org www.nwtconline.org www.nwtcace.net www.nwtcace.net


Paperback, hardcover, collectible, antiquarian and audio books in all categories; over 35,000 books, including a large number of Vermont titles in stock.

Providing Residential & Commercial Locksmith Services Since 1987


New, Used & Collectible Books

(802) 524-3858

70 North Main St. • St. Albans, Vermont (802) 527-PAGE (7243) Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm books@TheEloquentPage.com

6 Champlain Commons Rte. 7 North of Exit 20 St. Albans, VT

Fully Insured Certified Locksmith #ES-1706


WITH OVER 400 NEW & USED VEHICLES Handy Toyota I-89 Exit 20 St. Albans, VT 877-291-5576

All New Showroom Now Open at I-89 Exit 20


Handy Chevrolet I-89 Exit 20 St. Albans 888-318-2118


Directory (continued) SHOPPING (continued)

Main Street Grocery

GIFTS As The Crow Flies


58 N. Main St., St. Albans Like us on Facebook asthecrowfliesvt@gmail.com Fine kitchenwares, gifts, gadgets, Vermont foods, wine, beer & bridal registry. Pg. 33

Bayberry Cottage

HARDWARE Ace Hardware, St. Albans


34 N. Main St., St. Albans 802.527.8256 See us on Facebook Beautiful home decor and gifts. Quilts, linens, floral, jewelry, clocks, candles & more. Pg. 8

Boston Post Dairy, LLC


J & L Hardware

Sticks & Stuff

55 55

44 Lower Newton St., St. Albans 802.639.1627 2 Orchard St., Enosburg Falls 800.639.1628 13 Gallagher Rd., Middlesex · 866.639.1629 400 Quarry Road, Newport 855.739.1626 www.sticksandstuff.com Hardware, flooring, kitchen & bath, windows & doors, building materials, paint & more. Pg. 21

1904 Sheldon Rd., St. Albans 802.524.4141 · www.breezyacresvt.com Home décor, linens, candles, lamps, wreaths, braided rugs, cupboards & potpourri. Pg. 39

West Swanton Orchards Country Gift Shop & Cider Mill 66 752 North River Street, Route 78W West Swanton · 802.868.9100 Harvest Festival, September 13-14, 2014. Apples, cider, specialty foods, baked goods, Vermont gifts & more. Pg. 33

JEWELRY Silver & Gold Jewelry


116 North Main St., St. Albans · 802.527.2811 Repair and sale of rings, necklaces, and pendants. Also sells of unusual settings. Our 20th year! Pg. 57

GROCERY 29 29 29

St. Albans · 802.524.2157 Swanton · 802.868.2637 Enosburg · 802.933.6657 Convenience you expect, for all your grocery and prescription needs. Pg. 2

NURSERY/GREENHOUSE Breezy Acres Garden Center & Primitive Country Barn 12 1904 Sheldon Rd., St. Albans 802.524.4141 · www.breezyacresvt.com Annual & vegetable plant starts, perennials, fruit trees & bushes, garden supplies. Pg. 39

Hero’s Welcome General Store & Marina, Bakery & Café 30 3537 U.S. Route 2, North Hero 802.372.4161 · heroswelcome.com info@heroswelcome.com Our 21st year in a century-old general store. On City Bay in North Hero Village. Pg. 15 = Map Markers, see maps pgs. 9-12


Jct. 104 & 128, Fairfax · 802.849.6402 Your local trustworthy hardware store with superior service. Pg. 19

Breezy Acres Garden Center & Primitive Country Barn 12

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109 North Main St., St. Albans 802.527.7007 · www.acehardware.com gwinters@swantonlumber.com Home goods, plumbing, hardware, outdoor living, lawn & garden, paint & more. Pg. 17

2061 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls 802.933.2749 · www.bostonpostdairy.com bostonpost@bpd.comcastbiz.net Goat’s & Cow’s milk cheese Goat’s milk soap, maple products, Vermont gifts, local beef. Pg. 19



Richford’s Main Street Grocery 44 Main St, Richford · 848-9551 Main St Grocery & State Liquor Outlet 67 Main St., North Troy · 988-2545 mainstreetgroceryvt.com Groceries, fresh produce, full deli and meat department, beer & wine. Pg. 49


SHOES Danform Shoes



150 Swanton Rd., St. Albans 802.527.0916 · www.danformshoesvt.com Northern Vermont’s #1 place to shoe shop. Pg. 5

TOWING TDI Repair Facility


2061 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls 802.933.2749 · www.bostonpostdairy.com bostonpost@bpd.comcastbiz.net


Goat’s & Cow’s milk cheese Goat’s milk soap, maple products, Vermont gifts, local beef. Pg. 19

Branon’s West View Maples

50 Babbie Blvd., Swanton 802.868.5270 · www.tdirepair.com Wholesale tire prices, collision repair, and 24-hour towing and recovery. Pg. 21


825 West Street, Fairfield, VT · 802.527.2430 www.branonvtorganicmaple.com Maple syrup & products. Sugar on snow, Sunday maple breakfasts & March Open House. Pg. 45

Our 19 th Year

Silver & Gold


Specializing in jewelry sales, rings, necklaces and pendants. Jim & Barb Thibault silverandgoldenenterprises@gmail.com 1 1 6 N O RT H M A I N S T R E E T ST. A LBA N S, V E R M O N T · 5 2 7 - 2 8 1 1

Your Modern Day General Store We have something for everyone!

Boots • VT Gifts • Home Decor • Jewelry • Equine • Pet Supplies • Toys • Lawn & Garden

555 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 • Conveniently located off I-89, next to Maplefields Mobil 802-524-9255 WWW.WALKERSTORE.CC Open 7 Days Mon.-Sat. 8AM-6PM, Sun. 10AM-4PM



fast. friendly. convenient.

The BEVERAGE Lake Street, St. Albans, VT 802 527-7437





Lake Street, St. Albans • 527-1373 OPEN: MON-SUN 11AM-10PM GRILL CLOSES AT 9PM






27 Great Value Items

Hotdogs • Burgers • Michigans Grilled Sandwiches • Phillys • Steaks Fish Filets • Clams • Shrimp



10 Great Selections

Shrimp • Clams • Scallops Hot Hamburgers • Chicken


from Hand-Cut Fries to Onion Rings to Cottage Cheese ICE CREAM Shakes • Cones Sundaes • Flurries

BEVERAGES Sodas • Milk • Waters

And From Our

By The Case!


17 Unique Sandwiches in 3 sizes to choose from! Plus Salads





...in our Beer Cave! Open 6am-10pm 7 Days Visit us on the web @ beveragemartvt.com


Lake Street, St. Albans, VT 802 527-7437 DELI OPEN: Sun-Thur 10am-9pm Fri-Sat 10am-10pm Call-ins Welcome



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