Green Mountain Audubon Center

#8 in Best Things To Do in Burlington, VT
Green Mountain Audubon Center
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Key Info

255 Sherman Hollow Road

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Parks and Gardens, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

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 255 acres have varied habitats full of diverse wildlife populations, which can be discovered via 5 miles of nature trails. (First-time visitors should stop by the Education Barn on Sherman Hollow Road to grab a map).

The center's trails are open year-round from dawn to dusk, but the Education Barn is only open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 Audubon's website

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