Get the best of both worlds! Stay in bustling downtown Burlington, sipping maple cocktails and visiting award winning farm-to-table restaurants then take a short drive to visit area sugarhouses! Your drive may be short, but you'll be transported back in time when you observe one of Vermont's most time-honored traditions. Stay at Hotel Vermont; eat at Juniper, Hen of the Wood and Farmhouse Tap and Grill; drink at Mad River Distillers and breweries and wineries along your route; visit Shelburne, Ferrisburgh, Williston or Hinesburg to watch sugaring in action!

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    Dakin Farm - Ferrisburgh

    5797 Route 7 Ferrisburgh, VT 05456

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    "What Vermont Tastes Like" - Experience the flavor of Vermont's finest pure Vermont Maple Syrup, cob-cmoked meats, thick-sliced bacon, aged cheddar cheese and other specialty foods. See how they're made and enjoy the FREE samples! In Spring - don't miss Sugaring Season and try our NEW Crop of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup (Mid March, Annually), In Summer - stop in for a delicious Maple Cremee!; In Fall - enjoy the beautiful colors of fall and sample smoked meats and Artisan cheeses; In Winter - send the very best of Vermont to loved ones - we are your holiday gift headquarters. Located 9.5 miles south of Shelburne Museum and Vermont Teddy Bear Company and about a half hour South of Burlington.

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    Farmhouse Tap & Grill, The

    160 Bank Street Burlington, VT 05401

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    A farm to table gastropub serving local burgers, charcuterie, cheeses and innovative specials. The tap room offers highly prized beers from Vermont's backyard and beyond. Seasonal outdoor beer garden and downstairs speakeasy for your enjoyment. Cheers!

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    Fiddlehead Brewing Company

    6305 Shelburne Rd Shelburne, VT 05482
    (802) 399-2994

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    Fiddlehead Brewing Company is one of Vermont’s newest craft breweries located in the beautiful town of Shelburne, Vermont. Our mission is to produce full flavored beers with the true beer connoisseur in mind. We focus on depth of flavor, freshness of ingredients, and incorporating local products when possible. Renowned brew master and owner Matthew Cohen (known industry wide as Matty O) is on a continual quest to craft the perfect pint. While several seasonal selections are always available on tap at the brewery, our flagship beer, the Fiddlehead IPA, can be found on draft lines all over Northern Vermont.

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    Hen of the Wood - Burlington

    55 Cherry Street Burlington, VT 05401

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    Serving seasonal American food celebrating the farms of Vermont and the northeast. We support local growers that practice environmentally sound agriculture and believe in showcasing the most vibrant foods of the season as well as wild edibles such as Hen of the Woods mushrooms.

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    Mad River Distillers - Burlington Tasting Room

    137 St. Paul St. Burlington, VT 05401

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    Sample Mad River Distillers spirits, learn about distilling, shop for cocktail accessories, mixers and books, buy Vermont-made spirits, and have a cocktail Thursday through Sunday. Daily cocktail specials, including Mule Thursdays, Daiquiri Fridays, Sour Saturdays and Bloody Mary Sundays.

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    Shelburne Vineyard

    6308 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT 05482

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    At Shelburne Vineyard we make fine wines from our own Vermont and regionally produced grapes. As pioneers of the VT wine industry (we were founded in 1998), we now harvest almost 20 acres of our own grapes annually. Our wines have consistently achieved “Best in Show” awards at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition, and have, along with our other White, Rosé, Ice and Late Harvest wines, have earned highest honors in other national and international competitions including the Big E, the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, the Finger Lakes Wine Competition. We grow our grapes sustainably using a protocol known as Vine Balance developed by Cornell University and our Winery and Tasting Room has earned LEED Certification. We make a concerted effort to be environmentally responsible and partner with and support local community non-profit organizations. Our Winery and Tasting Room, located on Shelburne Road (RT 7) in historic Shelburne VT, welcomes visitors for tours tastings seven days a week all year and offers other VT made products as well as our own wines. Our space is available as a venue for public and private events and we have a regular schedule of concerts, storytelling, special events and festivals. Our wines are available at the Tasting Room as well as in shops and restaurants throughout VT, in New Hampshire and through our distributor, VT Wine Merchants.

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    Zero Gravity Brewpub at Flatbread

    115 St. Paul Street Burlington, VT 05401
    (802) 861-2999

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    The Zero Gravity Craft Brewery miracle began in May 2004 in Burlington, Vermont, inside a restaurant we created called American Flatbread Burlington Hearth. The restaurant features flatbreads using local ingredients and baked in a wood-fired clay-dome oven that we built ourselves—thank you George! Later that year we began brewing our own beer out of a 10-barrel brewery adjacent to the kitchen, and a brewpub was born.

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