Introduction to Winooski, Vermont
Winooski, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 122 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 182 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is considered part of the Burlington metropolitan area. Winooski has a population of 6,561.
Winooski began as a trading city. A dam was constructed in the area after the Revolutionary war, and the Burlington Mill Company used power from the river to manufacture cloth and yarn in the 1830s. Winooski was officially incorporated as a city in 1922. The area was named after an Indian term for "onion".
Winooski and nearby Attractions
- Rokeby Museum
- Knight Point State Park
- Clinton County Historical Museum
- Cumberland Bay State Park
- 1812 Homestead Farm/Museum
- Underhill State Park
Things To Do In Winooski
Local shopping centers include the Champlain Market Place Shopping Center and the Champlain Mill Shopping Center. The Winooski Memorial Library is the local library, while the Saint Francis Xavier Church, Sisters of Providence Church and the Hearts of Fire Ministries are the nearby houses of worship.
Flights are available from Burlington International Airport.
Winooski Higher Education
Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Suny College at Plattsburgh are the local institutions of higher education.