Display Gardens, Farms, Factory Tours, & Maple Syrup
Maple sugaring time begins in late winter, before for the snow melts. Come see how it's done during Maple Open House Weekend in March, or come to the Vermont Maple Festival in St. Albans in April. With the arrival of spring and on into summer and fall you can visit display gardens and farms and see the granite quarry from which the stone for the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. came. Cabot Creamery and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream offer tours year-round, so come sample the flavors of Vermont!
Cady's Falls Nursery, 637 Dunhamel Road, Morrisville
Tel. 802-888-5559 Open May & June, 10-5 daily, closed Mondays. July, August, September 10-5 daily, closed Sundays & Mondays. September & October by chance or appointment.
Cross View Gardens, 1801 Lower Elmore Mountain Road, Morrisville
Tel. 802-888-2409 Open weekends mid-July to early August, 10-6. Other times by appointment.
Labour of Love, Rte 16, Glover
Tel. 802-525-6695 Open daily from April bulb bloom until hard frost, 9 AM til dark.
Perennial Pleasures Nursery & Tea Garden, 63 Brickhouse Road, East Hardwick
Tel. 802-472-5104 Open Tues-Sun from May-Sept, 10-5, English Cream Teas served 12-4, reservations suggested. Yearly Phlox Festival 1st week of August. 63 East Brickhouse Road, East Hardwick.
Vermont Daylilies, 295 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro
Tel. 802-533-2438 or 802-472-6138 Open June 1 thru Labor Day, Tuesday thru Sunday, 10-4. 295 Breezy Avenue (behind Lakeview Inn).
Statewide directory of farms
Applecheek Farm, McFarlane Road, Hyde Park
Tel. 802-888-4482 Maple Sugaring, Llamas, Emus, Miniature Horses, Wagon & Sleigh Rides. Call for an appointment
Arcana Gardens & Greenhouses, Johnson
Tel. 802-899-5123 Organic farm, open Noon-6pm daily for shopping. Call for appointment for a tour.
Bonnieview Farm, 2228 South Albany Road, Craftsbury Common
Tel. 802-755-6878 Open daily, noon - 7PM, June - November. Please call first.
Green Mountain Blue Cheese, Highgate Center
Tel. 802-868-4193 Open 8AM - 7PM year-round for viewing and retail.
Lake's End Cheese, Alburg
Tel. 802-796-3730 Retail shop open daily May-Sept.
Miller's Family Farm, Waterville
Tel. 888-302-FARM Farm tours, corn maze, trout pond, barnyard animals, bee hive, wagon rides, egg gathering, gift shop. Open 9-6 daily during summer. Call during fall and spring for an appointment.
Northern Vermont Llama Co. & Christmas Trees, Waterville
Tel. 802-644-2257 Llamas, Christmas trees, farm tours, miniature donkeys. Call for appointment.
Rooster Ridge Farm, 1114 Marsh Road, Wolcott
Tel. 802-472-8566 Organic gardens, maple sugaring, poultry, balsam wreaths. Call for appointment.
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Tel. 802-985-8686 Open 10-5 daily mid May to mid October. Farm tours, cheese making, gardens, sleigh rides, retail store.
Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, Websterville
Tel. 802-479-9371 Visitors center open 8-5, M-F, for self-guided tours and retail.
Willow Hill Farm, Milton
Tel. 802-893-2963 Open daily 9-5 for viewing and retail.
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, Rte 100, Waterbury Center
Tel. 866-BJ-TOURS. Factory tours, gifts, and scoop shop.
Cabot Creamery, Cabot
Tel. 800-837-4261 Makers of butter &anp; cheese. Open year-round for tours.
Rock of Ages Quarries, Barre
Tel. 802-476-3119 Visitor Center, narrated shuttle tours, manufacturing
Dodge's Mansion House Maple Syrup, Johnson
Tel. 888-545-5622 Call for appointment.
Maple Open House Weekend, statewide
Vermont Maple Syrup Producers open their sugar houses to you, mid-March
Vermont Maple Festival, St. Albans
Last full weekend in April
Vermont Maple Outlet, Rte 15, Jeffersonville
Tel. 802-644-5282 Store has a small evaporator and a display explaining how maple syrup is made.