There are several options for recreation. Davis Park off Harbor Road offers lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball, and a playground. The Laplatte Nature Park off of Shelburne Falls Road and adjacent to the Post Office welcomes walkers, snowshoers, cross country skiers, to utilize the trails, one of which connects Falls Road with the Shelburne Supermarket. Shelburne Beach is private to residents. At the end of Beach Road, you’ll find access to a sandy beach with swimming, volleyball, tetherball, a playground, picnic area, grills, a bath house, and a boat launch on the far end. Hullcrest Park on Pinehurst Drive includes a playground, basketball court, and seasonal ice skating.
Shelburne Bay Park is frequented for its boat ramp, managed by the Fish and Wildlife Department. The one mile Ti-Haul Trail begins at Shelburne Bay Park and connects to Harbor Road proximal to the Shelburne Community School. Bikers, walkers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers use the trail year-round. At the Harbor Road end of Ti-Haul Trail, dogs, and their Owners will be thrilled to visit the Shelburne Village Dog Park, managed by residents and maintained by volunteers. And, of course, there is Shelburne Pond also encompassing over 400 acres of swamp, marsh, and woodlands. It offers an active state-owned fishing access, also popular for the boat launch of canoes and kayaks. The area is protected by the Nature Conservancy, utilized by the University of Vermont for education and research, and is a wonderful 1-mile hike through a unique natural preserve.