Introduction to Essex Junction, Vermont
Essex Junction, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is located 123 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and is 179 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The village is conveniently located inside the Burlington metropolitan area.
Essex Junction History
Essex Junction was originally a part of the Essex Township that was decreed by the English Crown in the 18th century. The history of the area can be recorded from the time when Ira Allen constructed a dam on the Winooski River between Williston and the present Essex Junction. This became a site of economic growth and early industry in the Essex Town area. The charter for Essex Junction was incorporated in 1892. At present Essex Junction is Vermont’s largest incorporated village.
Essex Junction and nearby Attractions
- Essex Community Historical Society Museum
- Underhill State Park
- Crown Point State Historic Site
- Adirondack History Center
- Mount Philo State Park
- Kill Kare State Park
Things To Do In Essex Junction
Essex Junction offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for residents and tourists. The area offers numerous parks including the Mount Philo State Park, Kill Kare State Park, and Underhill State Park. The parks have camping areas, hiking trails, and picnic areas. Those interested in history can visit the Essex Community Historical Society Museum.
Essex Junction Transportation
Air transportation facilities can be availed at the Burlington International Airport.
Essex Junction Higher Education
Saint Michael's Airport, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and Middlebury College offer higher educational opportunities.