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Shelburne Farms

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Founded in the 1880s as a private estate for two very rich New Yorkers, this 1,400-acre farm is much more than an exquisite landscape: it's an educational and cultural resource center with a working dairy farm, an award-winning cheese producer, an organic market garden, and a bakery whose aroma of fresh bread and pastries is an olfactory treat. It's a brilliant place for parents to expose their kids to the dignity of farm work and the joys of compassionate animal husbandry—indeed, children and adults alike will get a kick out of hunting for eggs in the oversize coop and milking a cow. Frederick Law Olmsted, co-creator of New York's Central Park, designed the magnificent grounds overlooking Lake Champlain. If you fall in love with the scenery, arrange a romantic dinner at the lakefront mansion or spend the night.

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  • Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., west of U.S. 7 Shelburne, VT 05482 | Map It
  • Phone: 802/985–8498
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Visitor center mid-May–mid-Oct., daily 9–5:30; mid-Oct.–mid-May, daily 10–5
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  • Location: Shelburne
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    Your writer neglected to list the Inn at Shelburne, a most wonderful hotel to stay. It is open until mid-October but the establishment has excellent cuisine and wonderful views. The Farms also maintain excellent hiking trails.

    Also, Green Mountain Inn is NOT near Shelburne. It is in Stowe-30 miles away.

    by pmoone, 9/9/10

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