About Hinesburg VT
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Hinesburg, a population of approximately 4300, is surrounded by some of the Champlain Valley’s most active farmlands. It offers country living while being proximate to Chittenden County’s major cities. Immediately accessible are Williston, Burlington, and Essex, each a 15 and 25 commute. Lake Champlain is just 20 minutes to the West. The Village of Hinesburg is focused on revitalization and growth. New home and commercial development have expanded housing and amenities, making it an attractive community to call home for those who work in the surrounding cities. A dedicated grocery store, bakeries (including the beloved Koval’s and newly opened 2nd location of the Bristol Bakery), full-service drug store, hardware store, take-out, a ball field and thriving Rec Department make it a self-sufficient locale offering every convenience. You’ll find one of the best pizza houses in the Valley (Good Times Café) and the newly opened Hinesburgh Public House restaurant, both of which offer regular live music. With businesses thriving (including NRG Systems, a national leader in renewable energy solutions), there is little doubt of the growing appeal to making Hinesburg home.
Hinesburg Elementary School provides education for residents’ children, grades Pre-K through 8. Champlain Valley Union High School supports grades 9-12, for not only Hinesburg but also youth from Williston, Shelburne, Charlotte, and St. George. "CVU" has a reputation for strong academics, athletics, and a diverse curriculum. It is also home base for the area’s thriving Access continuing education program where you’ll find classes from the language arts to computer arts, cooking to core training.
On the Landscape
Lake Iroquois is a 229-acre reservoir bordered by the towns of Williston, Hinesburg, Richmond, and St. George. It was formerly known as Hinesburg pond, originally created in the mid-1800s to supply local mills with a stronger water supply. A dam built on Pond Brook caused the spring-fed pond to rise above its banks and become the current lake. Swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, and hiking make this a wonderful seasonal spot for locals and visitors alike. Season passes and day permits are available in Town Clerk offices in the communities it borders.
The Lewis Creek Association is comprised of members from several towns along the watershed. Its goal is to protect, maintain, and restore the health of the Lewis Creek Watershed Region. Through education and monitoring programs, the Association acts to protect the Creek, its tributaries, and the watershed as a whole. The people of Hinesburg are some of watersheds greatest supporters as illustrated by the recent Baldwin conservation deal, selling development rights on 170 acres abutting the Creek to the Vermont Land Trust.
Cedar Knoll Country Club is a family owned and maintained 27 hole regulation length public course boasts affordable rates and an easy-going atmosphere. The North and West nines roll across a variety of elevations and through superb landscapes. Raymond Ayer has designed a unique golf experience. Range and practice facilities on site. Club House offers a full bar and pub-style restaurant for a pleasurable day.
V.A.S.T. is a non-profit private snowmobiling organization active for over 40 years. With over 30,000 members, the group encompasses over 130 clubs statewide, and includes over 5000 miles of trails. The organization maintains the trails year-round, grooming through the winter months. Clearly marked, and well-mapped, the trails traverse through amenities stops with gas, hotels, restaurants and groceries easily accessible trail-side. Weaving in and out of Vermont’s wooded back country, local towns, villages, snow covered mountains, and along creeks and lakes the trails offer Vermont vista views and beautiful winter scenery, connecting Vermont’s VAST winter wonderland.
Recreation Facilities of Lyman Meadows Park and the Wainer Park and Playground together offer playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, playground, picnic facilities and pavilion (you’ll even find a wintertime hockey rink adjacent to the tennis courts).
Geprags Park is located less than a mile from the Village center on the Shelburne Falls Road, offering 2 miles of foot trails on conserved public land. The park has acres of hilly meadows with trails for walking, birding, and cross-country skiing. Geprags Park is one of several Trails areas, detailed on the HART (Hinesburg Area Recreation Trails) Town page.
Of Special Note
Seasonal Favorites: You’ll find a schedule of the Hart & Mead Concerts in the Park on the Town's website, as well as information about several of the local events, including the Fourth of July parade and fireworks, town-wide garage sale (May), Halloween Parades and events, Annual Winter Carnival (February), and Annual Fall Harvest Festival.
The latest craze: Don’t miss the newly opened Hinesburgh Public House restaurant. It has given locals and those from the surrounding areas a rustic, friendly atmosphere to visit with family and friends. They offer dinner, Sunday brunch, a kids menu, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options in their "Vermont Cuisine - food like your grandmother made". Live music, locally sourced ingredients and Vermont craft beers and wines make the Public House a new way to support your community while visiting with neighbors.
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