In our area
Vermont is the best place in the world, in our not-so-humble and very-biased opinions. And the folks here in Addison County offer some of the best fun, food, and festivities in Vermont. But with so many things to do in Middlebury, how can you choose? Here’s the locals’ inside scoop.
For the “adult beverage” explorer:
- We’re on the Middlebury Tasting Trail! Within 5 miles of our vineyard, you can visit two distinctly different producers of hard cider, Woodchuck and Windfall Orchard, two fabulous micro-breweries, Drop-In and Otter Creek (who also brew Shed), and two distinctive distilleries, too, Stonecutter Spirits and Appalachian Gap. These tastings are some of our favorite things to do in Middlebury. Tell ’em we say “hi!”
- Lincoln Peak is one of about 20 vineyards and wineries in the state. Visit us to pick up the Vermont winery passport, and check out a compact version of the passport to get started. More information at www.vermontgrapeandwinecouncil.com.
- If you don’t want to worry about driving while your tasting, check out Green Mountain Tourism’s Tasting Tour and let them be your designated driver!
For the food lover:
Hungry? I hope so! There are a lot of good things to eat here.
- Visit DigInVT for a guide to farms, restaurants, and other food & agriculture destinations around our area.
- Looking for a place to eat with Vermont-grown food on the menu? The Vermont Fresh Network is a great resource to find restaurants who feature local ingredients.
- We invite you to bring a picnic to our vineyard and enjoy your meal with a glass of our wine.
-If you’re coming through Middlebury, you could pick up lunch to go at Costello’s Market, Noonie Deli, or the Middlebury Food Co-op.
-If you’re coming from the north, stop in Vergennes and visit 3 Squares Cafe or Vergennes Laundry (it’s a bakery).
-If you’re coming through Bristol, stop by the Bristol Bakery or Almost Home Market.
- And you’ve probably heard about the world-class Vermont cheese, and the sweetest part of our state, Vermont maple syrup. Don’t miss them!
For the tired traveler:
- Visit the Addision County Chamber of Commerce and the Heart of Vermont Lodging Association to find great lodging options nearby.
For the outdoor enthusiast:
- The Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) comes within a half mile of the vineyard, with great options for walkers, runners, and mountain bikers. It’s one of the best outdoor things to do in Middlebury.
- Snake Mountain, about 20 minutes west of us, is a family-accessible hike with great views to Lake Champlain. The Long Trail and its network of side trails offer hikes for all levels. For group outings open to all, visit the Bread Loaf Section of the Green Mountain Club.
- The Lincoln Peak challenge: We are named after a real mountain that we see from the top of vineyard (it’s the left-most bump on our mountain logo). Hike Lincoln Peak (elevation 3972 feet) and send us a picture of yourself at the top for our Peak Baggers’ Hall of Fame. Bonus points if you’re drinking Lincoln Peak Vineyard wine at the top, like these intrepid Lincoln Peak hikers at right. (This is a challenging hike; please don’t attempt it without planning and preparing.)
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