Explore Colchester Vermont

Colchester Vermont
Colchester Vermont
The Outer Bay at Marble Island
Malletts Bay
Colchester Vermont
Colchester Vermont
A seasonal favorite!
St Michael's College
Colchester Vermont
Malletts Bay Boat Club
Colchester Causeway Bike Path
A seasonal favorite!
Colchester Causeway
Thayer Beach
Mount Mansfield

About Colchester

Colchester is located approximately three miles north of Burlington. The town of Colchester is surrounded by water on three sides including the Lamoille River to the north, the Winooski River to the south, and the jewel of Vermont, Lake Champlain to the west. Marble Island and its beautiful Marina are also located within Malletts Bay.


Enjoy miles of recreation paths connecting Colchester to nearby Burlington. The Colchester Causeway is a local favorite featuring a 4-mile long, 10-foot wide path extending across Lake Champlain for walking, biking, and fishing. Catch the Local Motion Bike Ferry to extend your bike trip into scenic Grand Isle County. 

In addition to a wide range of boating opportunities, Colchester’s parks provide public lake access all year long.

The town also offers a thriving Parks & Recreation Department with programs for all ages. From summer camps for every child’s interests to adult programs and a variety of seasonal events, the Colchester Parks & Recreation Department engages the community and residents in programs all year long.

Whether you live in Colchester or nearby you certainly don’t want to miss this town’s incredible fireworks display on Independence Day.

Things to do

In the summer, watch a newly released movie at Vermont’s largest historic drive-in movie theater, The Sunset Drive-in, with four screens.

Take in a stage performance at The Saint Michael’s College Playhouse.

Sam Mazza’s Farm Market, Bakery & Greenhouse, a family-owned operation for three generations, hosts a fall festival each year including a corn maze, hayrides, and more on their 350-acre farm.

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