Shoreham, Vermont–Ferry, Farms, Good Food and More
Traveling along Route 7 in Vermont, the town of Shoreham can be found just Southwest of Middlebury and Northwest of Brandon. The town, established in 1761, offers a unique tourist attraction and business commodity to nearby towns. It is home to the Fort Ticonderoga ferry, affectionately referred to as “Fort Ti” by locals, and one of the oldest ferries in the United States. In fact, the ferry has been operating since 1788 and traverses the waters of Lake Champlain between Shoreham and Fort Ticonderoga, New York, in all but the most inclimate weathers.
Shoreham is predominately an agricultural area, producing dairy products and other farm-fresh goods in abundance. The upcoming “Le Tour de Farms,” is a popular event which the town holds annually. Bicyclists choose their tour; 10, 24 or 30 miles, and sample products at farms along the way. The event, held in conjunction with Shoreham’s annual “Apple Fest,” will be held on Sunday, September 19th.
Another shouldn’t-be-missed attraction in Shoreham, is the Shoreham Inn & Pub. Nearly as old as the town itself, Shoreham Inn & Pub was built in the later part of the 1700’s. Since that time it has changed in many ways, most recently being renovated into an inn by Dominic and Molly Francis in 2003. The “Gastropub,” located on the premises serves comfort food in a cozy setting. Mentioned in both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the pub is a must-visit if you’re in the area.
Also, be sure to leave time to visit one of the great apple orchards in the area. Shoreham provides plenty of entertainment, friendly conversation, and delicious food, all in one place.