Green Mountain Audubon Center#7 in Best Things To Do in Burlington, VT
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Located approximately 19 miles southeast of downtown Burlington, the Green Mountain Audubon Center is a must-see for birding enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The center's 250 acres have varied habitats full of diverse wildlife populations, which can be discovered via 5 miles of incredible nature trails. (First-time visitors should stop by the Education Barn on Sherman Hollow Road to grab a map).
Recent visitors said the center has a helpful staff and that it's a great place for short hikes.
The center's trails are open year-round from dawn to dusk. Entrance to the grounds is free, but donations are appreciated from individual visitors. Also, larger groups are urged to call ahead, especially in the popular spring and summer months. For more information on programs and special events, visit the Green Mountain Audubon Center's website.
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#1 Shelburne Museum
From weathervanes, quilts and American art to transplanted 1950s-era homes, a railroad station and a fully outfitted steamboat, the Shelburne Museum really does have a little of everything on display. Nearly 40 buildings, filled with various exhibits, span the museum's 45 acres. There's even a respectable collection of impressionist paintings, featuring the works of Degas, Cassatt, Manet and Monet.
Recent visitors were equally impressed with the museum's artifacts as they were with its grounds. You can spend hours learning about the exquisite displays and buildings, but also mosey along the grounds simply taking in the beautiful scenery.
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