In order to sustain our Vermont sightseeing, we need food. What are your suggestions in the Burlington and Middlebury areas for early August? Sightseeing suggestions welcome as well.
We're headed to Vermont for a long weekend the first weekend in August and since you were a huge help
for our DC trip and I thought I'd poke the hive mind again for this summer's girls' trip. I have seen this question
but there's no doubt things have changed a lot in five years and this
as well as all the questions tagged Burlington
We're going to Middlebury for the Hopper in Vermont
exhibit and may do the Robert Frost Trail if the weather coooperates and whatever other mischief we find in town. During the drive from Middlebury to Burlington, we'll stop at Shelburne Farms and/or maybe Mt. Philo. We'll do the other on the way back south.
One of us has been to Burlington, briefly, the other hasn't, and in fact hasn't been to VT since she was 8 to visit a family friend for dinner. In Burlington we know about Church St. and surrounds and of course the lake.
We will have a car, are pretty much total omnivores and are reasonably fit for any activity. Long walks are fine, mountain hikes not so much our thing. We enjoy museums, shopping, photogenic sights, historic spots. Pretty much anything. If it's a gorgeous day we prefer to be outside vs. in a museum, but are open to must-see museums/indoor things. Only "rule" (especially for dining) is nothing we could easily see/do at home (NYC & its suburbs) so no chains unless there's something really Vermont specific about this location. We're not big beer drinkers so breweries not a huge interest. We'll have iPhones, iPads (if there's wi-fi) so any app recommendations also great.
On the list already for consideration, all Burlington:
A Single Pebble
Penny Cluse Cafe
The Farmhouse restaurant
Flatbread (probably going to skip this one as it's also in NYC unless there's something super wonderful about the VT location)
If it helps you frame suggestions, some things we've loved in past trips/at home: walking the memorials/monuments in DC, Ben Franklin Institute in Philly, botanical garden and Olympic Stadium in Montreal, walking the Greenway in Manhattan. Food wise we loved Jardin Nelson
in Montreal, Johnny's Half Shell
in DC, and I don't think I've had a bad meal in NYC.
Also any suggestions for stretching legs between NYC and VT welcome. We have family in Albany and know 87 well but always open to new ideas. We may or may not come back 89/91 for variety.
Happy to hear any recommendations/suggestions that you may have. Thanks in advance.