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St. Albans (Vermont)

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St. Albans (Vermont)

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Saint Albans is a city in Franklin County, 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.

Get in[edit]

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.

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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! (

  • Mid May – October there is the Northwest Farmers Market located in Taylor Park that takes place on Saturdays from 9:00 – 2:00. (

Camping (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend):

Daily Use Swimming Points:

  • Cohen Beach
  • Saint Albans Bay Park: Around the 4th of July Saint Albans Bay hosts a Bay Day Celebration that consists of:

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


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There are two main shopping complexes in Saint Albans:

  • Highgate Commons Shopping Center, (off of exit 20 on I89). Has stores such as TJ Maxx, Hannaford Grocery, RadioShack, Olympia Sports Center, and Pizza Hut.  edit
  • Saint Albans Shopping Center, (on North Main Street). Includes stores such as JC Penny, Rite Aid, US Post Office, and Ace Hardware.  edit

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Asian Cuisine: Eastern Dragon ($) 802-527-9800, Thai House ($$) 802-524-0999, China Wok ($) 802-527-2278

  • These are great places to go when you're looking for a break from the usual and craving something slightly exotic.

Pizza/Italian: Pie in the Sky ($) 802-524-5442, Mimmos ($$) 802-524-2244

  • Whether it is sneaking out during lunch when you're in high school or just meeting up with old friends - these are both favorites of locals

Steakhouse: One Federal ($$$) 802-524-0330

  • If you're looking for something more formal or just drinks after a long week

Seafood: Jeff’s ($$$) 802-524-6135

  • This place always comes to mind when having a large gathering or a fancy event. Best place to get seafood in town!

Gourmet: Chow Bella ($$$) 802-524-1405

  • You can always count on a great meal and great service here, and they often have live music from local artists

Diner Food: K J’s Diner ($) 802-527-7340

  • If you looking for typical dinner food - you can alway count on that here!

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

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

Get out[edit]

There are many Ski Areas in driving distance from Saint Albans:

  • Jay Peak Resort [1]
  • Smugglers' Notch Resort [2]
  • Stowe Mountain Resort [3]

Routes through St. Albans
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