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What to See, Do, and Eat Within Vermont’s Path of Totality

Your Guide to Visiting for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Much of northern Vermont is within the path of totality of the 2024 total solar eclipse. The below guides will help you plan to make the most of your time in the region, offering up suggestions for what else there is to do in Vermont, as well as how to fill your plate.

What to See, Do, and Eat in the Champlain Islands

The Champlain Islands are home to five historic towns, five state parks and 200 miles of shoreline filled with remote, bucolic views. Discover Vermont’s only fossil reef, local brewing aplenty, and more.

Fairbanks

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Highlights Hands-On Discovery

Vermont’s only planetarium in St. Johnsbury stands ready for the 2024 solar eclipse, with a location right in the path of totality, brand-new interactive exhibits, and a long weekend of events planned.

What to See, Do, and Eat in Burlington

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, offers ample shopping and dining options, including the country’s No. 1 public square.

What to See, Do, and Eat in Montpelier

Capital city Montpelier has front-row seats in the path of totality along with rich Vermont history, including its state house, independent shopping, and a heritage of local dining.

What to See, Do, and Eat in Newport and Jay

Newport and Jay round out the Northeast Kingdom’s location within the path of totality. Discover spring skiing and riding, hyperlocal brewing, miles of trails near a glacial lake, and more. 

What to See, Do, and Eat in Shelburne

Just seven miles south of Burlington, Shelburne offers a refreshing taste of small-town life within Vermont's most populous region, with a large farm, independent shops, and a nationally recognized history museum. 

What to See, Do, and Eat in St. Albans

Take in the views of nearby Lake Champlain, explore rail history, sample the menu at classic diners and gastropubs, and more in St. Albans, offering the longest Vermont view of the eclipse.

What to See, Do, and Eat in St. Johnsbury

With destinations ranging from a dog lovers’ mecca to Vermont’s only public planetarium to world-class craft brewing and distilling, St. Johnsbury, the Northeast Kingdom’s most populous town, punches above its weight.

What to See, Do, and Eat in Stowe

Stowe’s offerings include Trapp Family Lodge of Sound of Music fame, a ski and snowboard museum, and a homegrown Vermont chocolate company. Skiers and snowboarders may still be carving turns on the slopes, too.

What to See, Do, and Eat in Middlebury

Nestled in Champlain Valley, Middlebury is a vibrant town just an hour south of Burlington. The town offers museums, restaurants, theater and a walkable downtown shopping district along Otter Creek.

What to See, Do, and Eat in Waterbury

Discover the charm of Waterbury, where scenic beauty meets culinary delights. Explore Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory for a sweet tour experience, then explore the towns independent shops, restaurants, and artist studios.