St. Albans (Vermont)
Saint Albans is the largest city located in Vermont’s northwestern Franklin County; approximately 16 miles south of the Canadian border. It is comprised both of Saint Albans City and Saint Albans Town with a combined population of about 14,050 residents. It is known as the Maple Sugar Capital of the World and is the home to the annual Maple Festival. Saint Albans is also the site of the Saint Albans Raid, a confederate bank robbery that took place in 1864 during the Civil War.
Plane: The closest airport, Burlington International Airport (BTV), is approximately 29 miles away. Other close airports in the area include: Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) and Montréal-Trudeau airport (YUL).
Train: Located on the Amtrak Vermonter Line
Car: Saint Albans can be accessed via exits 19 and 20 off of Interstate 89, as well as some smaller roads such as routes 7, 36, and 104.
Boat: As Saint Albans is located on Lake Champlain; it can be accessed by boat from New York, Quebec, Canada, and other parts of western Vermont.
As mentioned above, Saint Albans hosts the Maple Festival every year in late April. Here you can get everything from maple cotton candy to maple ice cream! (http://www.vtmaplefestival.org/).
Camping (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend):
Daily Use Swimming Points:
The Great Race: Triathlon that includes a 3.1 mile run, a 12 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile canoe race
Fireworks at dusk
There are two main shopping complexes in Saint Albans:
Asian Cuisine: Eastern Dragon ($) 802-527-9800, Thai House ($$) 802-524-0999, China Wok ($) 802-527-2278
Pizza/Italian: Pie in the Sky ($) 802-524-5442, Mimmos ($$) 802-524-2244
Steakhouse: One Federal ($$$) 802-524-0330
Seafood: Jeff’s ($$$) 802-524-6135
Gourmet: Chow Bella ($$$) 802-524-1405
Diner Food: K J’s Diner ($) 802-527-7340
La Quinta Inn & Suites 802-524-3300, exit 19 off I 89
Cadillac Motel 802-370-3082 and Econo Lodge 802-524-5956 on S. Main Street
There are many Ski Areas in driving distance from Saint Albans: