A great way to see what Vermont and Quebec have in store. Our home is conveniently located near many family attractions here in Vermont and across the border in the province of Quebec, Canada.. There are many area attractions that can be accessed by simply taking the family out for an afternoon drive. Nearby Montreal or Burlington offer some great sightseeing!
Vermont and families are made for each other.
Chances are your family will like our family's favorite Vermont attractions and nearby family travel spots as much as our family does. We have lived here in Vermont for generations, so you'll get a personal connection to our local Vermont back country roads, Long Trail, Lake Champlain Islands, swimming holes, and local organic farms--or at Stowe, Vermont Teddy Bear, or Ben and Jerry's. Vermont is so small, everything seems nearby!
Antique Shops and Fine Crafts
6,729-acre National Wildlife Refuge across the bay
Lake Champlain Islands
Our own Swimming Hole in Montgomery
Shelburne Museum; Shelburne Farm
Burlington; ECHO Center
Stowe; Alpine Slide
Vermont Farm Tours; Own Organic Farmstead
Road and Mountain Bike Touring
Our Nearby, Private 700-acre Nature Reserve
Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour
Vermont Wine and Studio Visits
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
Vermont's Long Trail
Vermont Covered Bridges; Swimming Holes
Jay Peak's Aerial Tramway
Lake Champlain Ferries
Nearby Golf Courses
Take in a family travel experience to nearby Quebec right from our Swanton home!
To reach Quebec's Cantons de L'Est (Eastern Townships) from Our home just hop in your car for a few minutes or even bike a few miles up the road to the Quebec border. We're that close. One of the "surprise" attractions of our home is our accessibility to Quebec's Eastern Township with it vineyards, diverse family farms, small villages, fine art and craft artisans, cafes, and French and English Canadian culture. Kids love visiting a local village chocolatier, tasting Quebec's famous tarte au sirop d'erable (maple pie), translating familiar, but en francais road signs and store products back into English. So akin are the Eastern Townships of Quebec and northwestern Vermont that we have created a regional area called VERMONTREAL.
Montreal, our favorite little "big" city with its winding old French city streets, amazing museums and shops, its fashion and food flair, is only an hour away.