Local pages focus on the world-class food, art and activities near Mt. Philo

  • Artists:  The Mt. Philo Inn is proud of the many world-class local artists associated with the us. 
  • Beer:  Vermont has the best beer in the world. Fiddlehead: 8 miles
  • Biking: Biking adventures, road and mountain, for a variety of skill levels can be found right out the door.  Mt. Philo Road is one of Vermont's most popular road biking routes. 
  • Birding:   Mt. Philo State Park is a wonderful wildlife refuge, and one of the two main raptor migration routes. Field and lake.
  • Boating: The picturesque Point Bay Marina  3 mi. in Town Farm Bay, sailing  5 mi. at the Charlotte Sailing Center, kayaking and paddleboarding
  • Charlotte A picturesque agricultural community founded in 1762 situated on the shore of Lake Champlain midway between Burlington and Middlebury. The best town in Vermont. Why? click
  • Covered Bridges:   We have 5 covered bridges within 8 miles
  • Dogs: Dog walking is the single most common use of the park.   
  • Ecology: Local
  • Fishing The Lake Champlain Fishing Derby
  • Food- locally grown - Our pancake mix: Dakin Farm1 mi., maple syrup: David Allen1/2 mi.,   Bacon: Vermont Smoke and Cure8 mi.   Taste why Vermont is the strongest local food producer.
  • Golf: Local courses include the Jack Nicholas designed Vermont National 12 mi. and Kwiniaska 8 mi. Our recommended nearby courses and golf resources.
  • Local Links Our local trusted businesses.  Buy local: Safer, easier, cheaper
  • Mt. Philo Information
  • Mt. Philo Photos
  • Mt. Philo History
  • Mt. Philo Trails
  • Museums  Shelburne Museum 7 mi., is a world class repository of Americana. The Echo Center, Rokeby Museum: 5 mi.  The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 17 mi.,  See the full list
  • Musicians   Many talented local musicians have played at the Inn, including our house band, the Hokum Bros. Recommended local talent for your event
  • Restaurants: Our caterers include Vermont chef-of-the-year David Hugo, Shelburne Farms, 10 mi. Josh Kreckel from theStarry Night Cafe  3 mi, and Rick Benson from the Little Garden Market 4 mi.  Check out all our recommendations!
  • Skiing/Riding Cross country skiing right out the back door, groomed trails nearby. 60-90 minutes away from most major downhill areas, including Mad River Glen, Stowe, Sugarbush and Killington
  • Shopping : Downtown Burlington's Church Street Marketplace 15 mi. award-winning open air mall is a hub of activity where you'll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, over 100 places to shop and dine
  • Sledding: Our favorite winter activity.  Mt. Philo 0 mi is one of three top rated sledding hills in Vermont
  • Snow Machines:  We are right on the VAST trail system.
  • Swimming Esquire Magazine rated Charlotte Town Beach 5 mi, on Lake Champlain, as "one of New England's 5 best" in 2009. Close by is Kingsland Bay State Park 10 mi Button Bay State Park 16 mi, the dangerous Huntington Gorge 15 mi.  4 secret locations at Thompson's Point. 3 miles
  • Weddings: The local area has become a haven for weddings in the past few years. The lodge on the peak of Mt. Philo 0 mi.can be reserved for a mere $300. The full featured Old Lantern Barn 2 mi .showcases Chef Roland . All Souls Interfaith Chapel 7 mi in Shelburne has a gorgeous formal atmosphere, and Shelburne Farms 12 mi. is in a class and price range of it's own.