Introduction to Williston, Vermont
Williston, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 120 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 176 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Burlington metropolitan area. Williston has a population of 7,650.
The Abenakis Native Americans inhabited this area before European settlers arrived in the 1770s. The first railroad entered the community in 1850. Williston was an agricultural town during its early years. Governor Chittenden Road was named in honor of Thomas Chittenden, who was the first governor of Vermont and a resident of Williston.
Williston and nearby Attractions
- National Museum of the Morgan Horse
- Shelburne Museum
- Waterbury Center State Park
- Clinton County Historical Museum
- Kingsland Bay State Park
- Sand Bar State Park
Things To Do In Williston
While in Williston, one may visit parks like the Grand Isle State Park, the Underhill State Park, Mount Philo State Park and Waterbury Center State Park, which offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Museums like the Clinton County Historical Museum, the National Museum of the Morgan Horse and Shelburne Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Williston Golf Course and the Kwiniaska Golf Club are popular among local golfers. The Church of the Nazarene and the Christ Memorial Church are the local churches.
Burlington International is the nearest major airport.
Williston Higher Education
Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Adirondack Community College are the nearby institutions of higher educational.