The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is known for its cuddly and creatively clothed critters — including "Bingo Bear" and "Lady Bowler." For $2, you can take a 30-minute tour of the factory floor (kids 12 and under are free). Open year-round, seven days a week, except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
This park was once home to an exclusive girls camp, but it's now a natural area known as a great spot for weddings. Locals picnic and swim here. Bike down flat, open, back roads to nearby Button Bay State Park.
This waterfront retreat was built in 1903; the Briggs family of Burlington ran it as a hotel. They sold it to the Sisters of Mercy in the 1950s, and the nuns opened a summer camp for girls on the property. They donated it to the Preservation Trust of Vermont in 1997, and today the historic house hosts weddings and corporate functions — and a Vermont Mozart Festival concert.
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