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Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
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A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a...

A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Year-round walking trails and programs; seasonal inn, property tours, and children's farmyard (mid-May to mid-October)

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Beautful walking trails, surprising farm architecture

When we visited in mid-November, there were many locals enjoying the beautiful walking trails. We caught a sunset from Lone Tree Hill, then returned the next morning for a longer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Haddam, Connecticut
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Haddam, Connecticut
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we visited in mid-November, there were many locals enjoying the beautiful walking trails. We caught a sunset from Lone Tree Hill, then returned the next morning for a longer look around. The farm barn and inn are amazing buildings - we felt like we'd dropped into medieval Scandinavia - very photogenic. There were free relish and cheese samples in... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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672 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Went there on September 19th, 2015, for the Fall Festival. So much to see and do and eat! There were llamas; a Klezmer-type band with dancers; face-painting; a chicken barn; cows and calves; a school; and a variety of food to eat, including samples of many kinds of cheese.

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110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed taking the kids there to see the demonstrations about different farm animals and how they live / work on the farm. The farm is beautiful. Don't take the wagon ride to the barn, you can take it on the way back, but walk to the barn because the trail is well worth the effort. While there you can... More 

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Samoens, France
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151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet, accessible and gorgeous views across the waters and through the autumn woods. We didn't visit the farm itself as we were enjoying the perfect weather.

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Charlotte, Vermont
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shelburne Farms is romantic, European in feel with a relaxed Vermont influence. The scenery is spectacular with beautiful gardens and views of/access to Lake Champlain. When I eat outside in the summer, I feel like I am in Italy and the staff make me feel like I own the place. While the restaurant is elegant, it welcomes all. My favorite... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could literally spend days here. There are so many trails, so many beautiful places to discover and so many animals, farms, fields, cheese making factory where you can sample food, animal petting area, etc... It really immerses you into nature. I recommend taking an afternoon, put on a comfy pair of shoes and just walking around.

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Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had read the reviews on this and decided to take the tour. The farm is rather large and spread out so plan time to walk or drive around. The 2 main attractions are the "barn" and the mansion. The barn is actually multiple buildings which house displays, cheese making rooms, and educational room for school kids visits. All of... More 

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Portland, Maine
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Visited her in the Fall when foliage was at its peak. The views are stunning. There are a lot of family activities and many walking trails. The Inn is beautiful, with vvery ice gardens right down to the lake. be sure to take in the views from Lone Tree Hill - the highest point on the farm with views towards... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We arrived by tractor pulled cart in the afternoon from the car park to the facility. The grounds are all beautifully kept, natural and expansive. The facility looks more like a medieval castle than a series of barns and the cheese making area. The young people who are the greeters were very helpful in directing everyone, children and adults, to... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I have only one word to describe my visit: Magical! I was fortunate to visit at the peak of fall foliage season in Vermont. The trees were beautiful. Most of all, I enjoyed sitting on the shore of Lake Champlain at sunset. The meals were exceptional! I wish I could have stayed longer. Thanks for a great experience. Greselda Powell

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