Things To Do in Shelburne, VT

Explore Shelburne

Explore Shelburne

Tucked along the shores of spectacular Lake Champlain, the historic town of Shelburne, Vermont is located just a few miles south of Burlington, the state’s largest city. A rich agricultural and farming community, Shelburne delights visitors with its lush landscapes (think stunning fall foliage) as well as its unique attractions, including the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms and the Vermont Teddy Bear Company.

Sightseeing, concerts, activities, shopping, excellent food, wine, beer, cheeses, we’ve got it all right here in Shelburne and we are a short walk, or a bike/car ride away from it all!

Read our Blog to learn more about the Shelburne area!




Explore Shelburne's Attractions


  • Shelburne Museum
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Vermont Teddy Bear Factory



Restaurants & Cafes:

  • The Bearded Frog
  • Barkeaters
  • Cucina Antica
  • Rustic Roots
  • Village Wine & Coffee Shop
  • Folino's Woodfired Pizza
  • Starry Night Cafe

Breweries & Wineries (near and far):

  • Shelburne Vineyard
  • Fiddlehead Brewing Company
  • Magic Hat Brewery
  • Switchback Brewery
  • Queen City Brewery
  • Zero Gravity Brewery




Shopping & Foodie Heaven:

  • Shelburne Country Store
  • Chef Contos Store
  • Jamie Two-Coats' Toy Store
  • Matthew Taylor Craft Jewelry Studio
  • Bijou Fine Chocolate
  • Shelburne Shopping Park (supermarket, drug store, hardware store, ATMs)



Antiques and more

Antique Stores and Art Galleries:

  • Furchgott
  • Chef Contos Store
  • Jamie Two-Coats' Toy Store




Local Events In and Near Shelburne

Visit our Facebook Events page to learn about local events!



Outdoor Activities:

  • Local Trails
  • Lake Champlain Beaches (Shelburne Town Beach is just down the road!)
  • Mt. Philo
  • Camel's Hump


Scenic Roads

Motorcycles, Bikes, Cars - These Roads Are For Everyone!

Mt Philo Inn Scenic View Courtesy of the Heart of the Village Inn

Hands-down, Vermont is one of the all-time best states for motorcycling. Scenic and unspoiled, it offers more than 14,000 miles of roads and a wide array of motorcycle-friendly routes. Scenic byways, covered bridges, and unpaved dirt paths offer plenty of thrills for bikers. There is plenty of excitement and scenery even if you are driving a car or riding a bicycle!

The Heart of the Village Inn is located in close proximity to many of the state's most exciting motorcycling routes. One of our favorites is a 40- to 50-mile ride between Alburg and Burlington, a road that cuts through the heart of historic Lake Champlain, flanked by the Green Mountains on one side and the Adirondacks on the other side.

Another gem is a 90-mile Burlington to Lake George ride, perfect for those gathering for Americade, the world's largest motorcycle touring rally, held every year in early June. And if you happen to find yourself here without your ride? No problem! BMW motorcycle rentals and an assortment of helmets, gloves and other gear are available at Moto Vermont in South Burlington.



Getting Here

All Roads Lead to Shelburne

The Heart of the Village Inn is located in the heart of historic Shelburne Village, in close proximity to the Shelburne Museum, the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Fiddlehead Brewery, Shelburne Vineyard, and Shelburne Farms. It is accessible by bus from Burlington and Middlebury, and is just off the Lake Champlain Bikeway. We recommend planning your trip online.

From NY/NJ
Take I-87 N (NYS Thruway) toward Albany. Follow I-87 north to Exit 20. Take Rt. 9 to Rt. 149 to Ft Ann, left on Rt. 4 & Rt. 22 to Whitehall, right on Rt. 4 to VT. Take exit for Rt. 22A, exit left on Rt. 22A to Vergennes and then Left on Rt. 7 (north), about 15 miles to Shelburne.

From CT and Western MA
Take I-91 N to I-89 N. Take Exit 13 to Rt. 7 South (Shelburne Rd.) Follow Rt. 7 south for 5 miles through the town of Shelburne.

From Boston
Take I-93 N to I-89 N. Take exit 13 onto Rt. 7 S (Shelburne Rd.) south.  Follow Rt. 7 south for 5 miles through the town of Shelburne.

From Montreal
Take Autoroute 10 E across the Pont Champlain. Continue on 10 E and take exit 22 to merge onto 35 S. Turn left on Rt. 133 S and enter the United States. Continue on I-89 south. Exit at the US Rt. 7 exit and travel south 5 miles on Rt. 7 through the town of Shelburne.


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