Information about activities, art, food and culture to be explored near Mt. Philo
Artists: The Mt. Philo Inn is proud of the many world-class local artists associated with the inn.
Beer: Vermont has the best beer in the world. Start with 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.
Bird watching: Mt. Philo State Park is a wonderful wildlife refuge, and one of the two main raptor migration routes. Over 100 birds can be spotted here..
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 all in beautiful settings
Dogs: The MPI was awarded best dog friendly hotel in Vermont by Yankee ?New England Magazine in 2018. Dog walking is the single most common use of the park.
Ecology: Local geological and ecological inn-fo.
Fishing: Lake Champlain is renowned for fantastic fishing. We have some pointers.
Food- locally grown - Philo Ridge Farm 2 mi. World class diversified farm that integrates livestock, orchards, gardens, and community events. shop and breakfast
Our pancake mix: Dakin Farm, 1 mi., maple syrup: David Allen, 1/2 mi., Bacon: Fat Cow Farm. 1 mi. Taste why Vermont is the strongest local food producer.
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Musicians: Many talented local musicians have played at the Inn, including our house band, the Hokum Bros. Recommended local talent for your event
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 minimal fee. 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.