Vergennes, Vermont is located on Route 22A in Addison County, 25 miles south of Burlington and 12 miles north of Middlebury. The City of Vergennes is Vermont's first incorporated city, making it the oldest city in Vermont. Vergennes is also the smallest city (by population) in Vermont.
The city was named for the Comte de Vergennes, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and negotiator of the Treaty of Paris. It was in Vergennes, on Otter Creek, where the fleet that would defeat the British on Lake Champlain was built and armed. A historic marker can be found on the east side of Otter Creek where the shipyard once stood.
Vergennes is also home to Basin Harbor, a summer resort where you'll find wholesome family fun, romance, and recreational sports for every conceivable type.
Basin Harbor offers lake resort activities and entertainment for every season and every interest. We have guests who are content to just relax, with Lake Champlain as their backdrop. They love to lounge in one of the colorful Adirondack chairs while reading in the beautiful gardens, while others want to take part in the many classes and clinics offered. Vermont recreation is right at your fingertips – hiking, biking, kayaking and sailing. Book your Vermont vacation now!
Times like these call for outdoor concerts, with small ensembles and ample room to stop by and enjoy some music from a safe distance. Our Close to Home and Far Afield series honors our statewide mission by visiting all 14 of Vermont’s counties this summer, bringing a variety of repertoire to town greens, patios, and other outdoor venues. For this edition of Close to Home and Far Afield, we’ll have a string trio at the Susan P. O’Daniel Bandstand in Vergennes City Park. Free and open to the public. Weather permitting. For venue accessibility information, contact the Vergennes Partnership at (802) 877-1163 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In accordance with the state mask mandate, facial coverings are required in public areas when physical distancing is not possible.
Join us for the 39th annual Vergennes Day on Saturday, August 22nd with a street dance the night before featuring “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 pm. Check out 60+ vendor booths in City Park, live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken BBQ, and merchant sales throughout downtown.