Colchester is a town in Northwest Vermont. It is home to Saint Michael's College. Colchester is primarily a bedroom community of Burlington. The town is very spread out, with most businesses and residences clustered in three villages: Colchester village, Mallet's Bay, and Severance Corners. St. Michael's College is located in the southeast corner of the town near Winooski and Essex Junction.
Burlington International Airport is a 10-20 minute drive from most parts of Colchester. You can rent a car at the airport.
You will need a car to get around Colchester.
- Colchester Historical Society. Has restored a vintage 1815 log schoolhouse. May-Oct.
- St. Micheal's Play House, 1 Winooski Park, ☎ +1 802 654-2281. See a play at this local college theatre.
- Sunset Drive-In, 155 Porters Point Rd, ☎ +1 802 862-1800. See a double feature at this 4 screen drive-in.
Outdoor activities include sailing - rent a boat and go sailing on Mallet's Bay.
- Niquette Bay State Park, ☎ +1 802 893-5210. Hike the network of trails around the park for views of the Champlain Islands or go swimming at the beach. The entrance to the park is at the end of Raymond Rd.
- Colchester Pond. Hike the trails surrounding this large pond, especially during autumn when foliage is at its peak. The parking area is found at the end of Colchester Pond Rd.
Other than a Costco and a Shaws, there isn't a whole lot to buy in Colchester.
- Three Brothers Pizza and Grill, 973 Roosevelt Hwy, ☎ +1 802 655-5550.
- Bayview Eats, 97 Blakely Rd, Suite 5, ☎ +1 802 652-2444. Cafe overlooking Mallet's Bay.
- Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern, 1022 W. Lakeshore Dr, ☎ +1 802 863-2342.
- Spanked Puppy Pub, 116 Main St, ☎ +1 802 878-6440.
- Bayside Bakery and Coffee Bar, 824 W. Lakeshore Dr, ☎ +1 802 862-3318.
- Junior's Italian, 85 South Park Dr, ☎ +1 802 655-0000. Italian restaurant with attached pizzeria.
Rozzi's and Spanked Puppy also have bars attached to the restaurant.
- Tilly's Pub, 831 College Pkwy. Hang out with some St. Michael's College students at this nearby bar.
- Fairfield Inn Burlington Colchester, 84 South Park Dr, ☎ +1 802 655-1400, fax: +1 802 338-9158.
- Motel 6 Burlington - Colchester, 74 South Park Dr, ☎ +1 802 654-6860, fax: +1 802 655-3515.
- Residence Inn Burlington-Colchester, 71 Rathe Rd, ☎ +1 802-655-3100.
|Routes through Colchester|
|Montreal ← St. Albans ←||N S||→ Winooski → Burlington via|
|Rouses Point ← South Hero ←||N S||→ Winooski → Burlington|
|St. Albans ← Milton ←||N S||→ Winooski → Burlington|
|END ←||N S||→ Essex → Williston|