Introduction to Colchester, Vermont
Colchester, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is located 125 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and is 184 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Burlington metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 16,986 people reside in Colchester.
The town of Colchester is situated in the Chittenden County in Burlington. The town was named in honor of a prominent man in the British establishment, the Earl of Colchester. The town of Colchester was one of the "Onion River Towns". The first Town Clerk of Colchester was Ira Allen. The town was first settled by Ira Allen, Ethan Allen and their cousin Remember Baker.
Colchester and nearby Attractions
- Vermont Veterans Militia Museum
- Ethan Allen Homestead
- Hyde Log Cabin
- Grand Isle State Park
- Mallets Bay Marina
- Ausable Chasm
Things To Do In Colchester
Colchester offers a wide range of recreational activities and places of interest to its tourists. There are several parks in the town including Grand Isle State park, which is an ideal destination for fishing, boating, swimming, and camping. The park also has a nature strip for those who like long quiet walks. Hyde Log Cabin at Grand Isle is an interesting place to visit for those interested in local history. Harbor View Shopping Plaza and Colchester Shopping plaza are a shopaholic’s delight. There are many beautiful beaches located on the coastline of Colchester that you can visit.
Air transportation facilities can be availed at the Burlington International Airport.
Colchester Higher Education
Saint Michaels College, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and Middlebury College offer various programs for higher education.