Charlotte is a small town south of Shelburne and Burlington, VT on the Lake Champlain shoreline. Many of the back roads traversing the town of Charlotte are scenic with views of Camel’s Hump and Lake Champlain. Although Charlotte is a small village it certainly is picturesque and has that “Vermont feel”. Lake Champlain ferry access to New York is accessible in Charlotte and you’re just minutes away from the Shelburne Apple Orchards.
It’s no wonder that the drive through town along Rte 7 is often referred to as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont.Only 10 minutes from Burlington, VT., Charlotte offers a bit less hectic way of life in a laid back, typical Vermont fashion. Whether you’re in the mood for a slow Sunday drive or a casual hike, Charlotte is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Take the ferry to Essex, NY for a quick 20 minute excursion.
The drive to the top of Mt. Philo only takes about 5 or 10 minutes. For those who prefer to hike, you can park at the bottom and walk up the hiking trail which is a fairly short 15 minute hike through the woods to to the top. There are two small camping areas at the top and an enclosed picnic shelter area. Mt. Philo is a short, easily accessible mountain with spectacular views.Other area attractions around the Charlotte area include the annual Charlotte Flea Market on Rte 7, next to the Vermont Wildflower Farm, the Basin Harbor Maritime Museum and Dakin Farms in nearby Ferrisburgh. Shelburne Museum and Vermont Teddy Bear are located in nearby Shelburne, VT. The Homes Creek covered bridge is located on Lake Road, between Charlotte and Shelburne.
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