Essex, Vermont is a charming, country town nestled between Burlington and Mount Mansfield. Perfectly situated so that you can enjoy both the shopping and attractions of the city and the peaceful serenity of nature. In 15 minutes you can be on the Burlington waterfront enjoying the views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, or you can travel in the opposite direction to find hiking trails and ski resorts.
The town of Essex Junction is also home to the Champlain Valley Expo which hosts the annual Champlain Valley Fair and many concerts and other events throughout the year. Downtown Essex Junction has many shops, restaurants, and parks for exploring and also has many festivals and celebrations. Every season has something to enjoy, with lots of different events for every age and interest. Some of our favorites include:
Here is just a sample of some of the Champlain Valley’s many attractions!