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Re: “ECHO Camps

My son has attended Echo camps for 3 years now and has enjoyed each year. The camp counselors are calm and considerate. The camp itself is pretty low key in a good way. Children are encouraged to participate in a way that is respectful of their personalities and differences. I highly recommend this camp!

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Posted by Emily Sutton on 08/18/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Green Mountain Glaze

Green Mountain Glaze is a great place to go any day! Her new space is beautiful and there are a variety of options to choose from in a wide price range. We found it to be pretty affordable (30$ for two pieces and about an hour of studio time) and the kids always seem to have a great time.

Posted by Rexymulone on 04/05/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Wonderfeet Kids' Museum

Awesome, interactive fun for kids! Parents will have fun, too!

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Posted by HubbLife on 01/31/2015 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Island Blueberries

This is my favorite place to pick blueberries. They do not spray for pests and the berries are delicious!

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Posted by mfhood on 09/10/2014 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Niquette Bay State Park

Please note, that as of Tuesday, September 2, 2014 this park is an all on-leash park, year-round. The park welcomes visitors with dogs, however dogs must be leashed at all times in the parking lot and on the trails. Dogs may swim at the rocky cove, but are not allowed on the sandy beach.

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Posted by Niquette Bay SP on 08/12/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Art Camp

MRichards — For more information, click the website link or call the phone number above. Good luck with your search!

Posted by Carolyn Fox on 08/01/2013 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Art Camp

What are the weeks/hours that this camp runs? I work full time & there are not many full day camps.

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Posted by MRichards on 08/01/2013 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Emerald Lake State Park

Great park to go camping or just visit for the day. The kids enjoy the clean beach and warm water in the Summer.

Posted by HSmommy04 on 06/28/2013 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Niquette Bay State Park

This is one of our favorite hikes. You can either take the most direct route to the beach or the longer hike to the beach which has a hill and an interesting rusting car from the 20s or 30s along the way. Lots of different things for kids; long stairways to climb, creeks to cross, the forest itself, huge rocks along the lake you can picnic on, and of course the beach. Parts of the park are open for dogs to be off leash too. To get there from the east (or from 89) you have to pass it on Rte 2, then turn around and take a right to enter the park. Just follow the signs. We passed it so may times going to the islands and just never realized how great a park we were passing.

Posted by mamaliz on 06/20/2013 at 4:07 PM

Re: “ECHO Camps

My son loves camp at ECHO camp because he enjoys any chance to explore science, dig into nature, and invent useful things. I love it because he learns to be a good earth steward, sharpen his scientific skills, and become involved in the Burlington's cultural community.

Posted by Janet Essman Franz on 04/02/2013 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Palmer's Sugarhouse

We had a wonderfull time at Palmers Sugar House 332 Shelburne Hinesburg Rd . The syrup and demonstrations were fantastic. It was nice to see and old time Vermont tradtion being continued. There was all types of wonderfull maple products available. I really loved the sugar on snow. And there was live entertainment and goats to feed and pet. The kids want to go back for the goats. We want more sugar on snow. Overall this is a great place for the entire family to spend and afternoon

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Posted by Ed Bolin on 03/26/2013 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Purinton Family Tree Farm

Purintons is about THE best family spot to get your Christmas tree! Pete's trees are beautifully trimmed and he has a huge selection! They usually have a few bow-saws on site to borrow. Staff is very friendly & helpful. Kids can watch the packaging of the tree, from shaker to netting. Purintons also sells holiday greens & maple syrup. Their maple cotton candy is a must as our family's post-tree hunt treat! The kids get a coloring book about fresh VT trees.

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Posted by Carolyn Tyler Knight on 11/24/2012 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Gilbert Tree Farm

gilberts have the BEST trees i have evre seen on a tree farm. most places you have a hard time picking be cause they just don't have a great shape. at gilberts you have a hard time because they are all nice. many types of trees to choose from and the price is great, thanks to you all at gilberts!

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Posted by Jeffry J. Richards on 11/23/2012 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Big Picture Theater

The food here is great for being a little dinner inside a theater. Way better than I expected. The theater is cheap and they have the BEST homemade donuts! A great place to take the kids to see a movie without breaking the bank!

Posted by Jacquelyn Kalaher on 09/12/2012 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Shelburne Museum

I love Shelburne Museum! Their programs and exhibits are great for all ages--a good mix of art, history, and hands-on fun activities (the 1920's carousel and owl cottage are both a big hit with kids!).

Posted by Sachi on 05/28/2012 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Hackett's Orchard

We are never disappointed with a trip to Hackett's. Their store opens in late spring, right about the time the 1st local produce shows up. They are typically open until the end of the year. We always enjoy the wide variety of apples and seasonal produce available for purchase. In the store, you can find Vermont favorites such as Cabot cheese and Island Homemade Ice Cream, as well as local artisan crafts for sale. These are really the side-show to the main attraction: cider and cider donuts! The Hackett family invited us to watch donut production on one visit. Because we have food allergies in the family, they were happy to share ingredient lists for us to review (no-go for people with dairy allergy). The cider is always fantastic and no less than 2 gallons come home with us.

TIP: Hackett's Orchard freezes gallons of cider, available after the season is over. If you call during the off-season, they are happy to meet you at the store where you (and your 35 gallon cooler) can load up on gallons of frozen cider to take home. We typically purchase 4-6 on a visit and keep them in the deep freeze at home. They take about 2 days to thaw at room temp and require a good, thorough shake before drinking.

It's great to visit an apple orchard run by a family who loves to share what they do with visitors. You only have to ask to see their press operation or donut production. They are happy to share what they do with you!

At the end of our trip, we always save time to burn energy on their playground. Lots of slides and structures, as well as a port-a-potty and picnic tables, makes the outdoor area great for young and old! My 3 year old ALWAYS requests a visit to the playground and has a blast!

Posted by Jennifer Greve Wheeler on 11/06/2011 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Montshire Museum of Science

The permanent exhibits inside the museum are engaging (like the giant bubble-blowing tables) and really cool (like the leaf-cutter ant colony), but the show-stopper at the Montshire is the outside water-play/learning area. The wooded walking trails are lovely too.

Posted by Cheryl Herrick on 09/01/2011 at 7:53 PM

Re: “ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

We love it! Its a great place to wander through on a chilly winter afternoon, and a great destination for a summer bike ride as its right off the bike path. We get the pass every year so we can pop in whenever we'd like. We have also used the pass to get into other museum's around New England as members.

Posted by Brooke on 09/01/2011 at 12:52 PM
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