Historic Downtown

St. Albans

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St. Albans, Vermont 

Located on Lake Champlain in northern Vermont, Taylor Park is the center of this bustling downtown. Home to a weekly farmers market and summer music series, eclectic shops and culinary delights wrap around the center. As a recreation hub, St. Albans is the starting point for the 26-mile Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, and only steps from downtown find Hard’ack Recreation Area, including a year-round indoor pool and community ski hill. At Kill Kare State Park, a ferry takes you to nearby Burton Island, where you can enjoy lunch and a day at the lake.

Explore Downtown

Discover a lakeside community with two state parks, a 200-acre community recreation area, and a vibrant downtown center.

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An empty indoor pool covered by a large white tent.

Hard’ack Recreation Area

The Hard’ack Recreation Area crowns St. Albans’ recreation scene. On 200 acres within a mile from downtown, discover disc golf, hiking, and biking in the summer, and swimming at a public pool year-round. In winter, the recreation area makes St. Albans one of the only Vermont cities with its own locally operated ski hill. Sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing at Hard’ack are draws for the whole family.

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Vermont Maple Festival

Annually in April

This annual celebration of spring features a packed parade down Main Street in St. Albans, carnival rides and games, live music, and lots and lots of maple in its many forms, from syrup tasting to the famous maple creemee

Eat, Shop, and Stay in St. Albans







Transportation Options

For St. Albans

Amtrak Station 

40 Federal Street
St. Albans, VT 05478 

Local Transportation  

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Trip planning resources with St. Albans’ local downtown organization.

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