A May 2004 trip
to Stowe by Tenia
Quote: Some favorites places to visit in and around Stowe include Smuggler's Notch Pass, Burlington Church Street for shopping and ECHO at the Leahy Center, the Shelburne Museum, the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, and, of course, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory.
Attraction | "ECHO at the Leahy Center"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 30, 2004
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
1 College St.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory is just across the street and with $2 admission for adults (kids are free), it's worth the stop if you're in the area.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 30, 2004
5555 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, Vermont 05482
The Bear Ambassadors that help the kids and adults make their own bears are great at helping them put in wishes and hearts and speaking to them directly about caring for their new friends. The birth certificates are cute, as are the boxes with air holes and a treat for the bear in case they get hungry.
This is just about across the street from the Shelburne Museum so combining the two stops is easy.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 30, 2004
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
6655 Shelburne Road
Attraction | "Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tours"
The tasters at the end of the tour were quite popular. Of course, you have to have ice cream at the end of the tour. My favorite was the Chunky Monkey, although my favorite name had to be the Chubby Hubby. If you are in the area, there is a great stop at a combination shopping area with specialty shops of teddy bears, cheese, and chocolate on the right just before Ben and Jerry's coming from Stowe. Also worth stopping in at is Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
Ben and Jerry's Factory
Route 100 North I-89 Exit 10
Smuggler's Notch Pass
Between Jeffersonville and Stowe
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2004
A Special Place
2653 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Stowe, Vermont 05677
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2004
Von Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Road
Stowe, Vermont 05672
Rothesay, New Brunswick