Historic Downtown


Water falls from a dam in a historic downtown in summer.

Vergennes, Vermont

Among Vermont’s smallest cities, Vergennes packs a lot of community spirit into two square miles. This walkable downtown is made up of small shops and restaurants offering a taste of what’s local. Snake and Buck mountains score the skyline and offer hiking, biking, and recreation, along with beautiful views. Nestled on Lake Champlain, there’s ample opportunity for paddling, sailing, and swimming.

Explore Downtown

Just two square miles, Vergennes boasts high-end eateries, art galleries, cider/wine shops, and a performing arts space.

Two vans seen from above next to a lake with mountains in the background in the summer.

Button Bay State Park

Rent cabins and cottages, boat, paddle, or swim on Lake Champlain, and relax while the family swims at the lifeguard-staffed pool at Button Bay State Park.

Seen from above, a fair with tents and rides is lit up at dusk.

Addison County Fair and Field Days

Annually in August

Agricultural demonstrations, farm animals, midway rides and games, local food and drinks, and historic exhibits make this fair an annual draw.

A historic downtown with a stately church spire and brick buildings lining the street.
A train station next to a road in the summer seen from outside.

Take the Train to Vergennes

Made-from-scratch local food, boating or SCUBA diving on Lake Champlain, and cycling through bucolic Addison County are just a train trip from New York City.

Two people pushing a baby in a stroller walk through a historic downtown in the summer.

A Vermont Road Trip To Vergennes

Go-Van roadtripped from Quebec to Vergennes and Middlebury for a memorable getaway. Touring Shakey Ground Farm, taking in views of the Adirondacks from Mount Philo, and sampling craft beer and ice cream in downtown Vergennes rounded out their trip.

Eat, Shop, and Stay in Vergennes







Transportation Options

For Vergennes

Amtrak Station
49 Park Lane
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456

Basin Harbor Airport
127 Red Mill Rd,
Vergennes, VT 05491 

Local Transportation  

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Trip planning resources with Vergennes’ local downtown organization.

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