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Nature & Outdoor Exploration2018-03-14T19:36:02+00:00

Nature & Outdoors

As a resort surrounded by beautiful Vermont nature on all sides…

…it would be tough to not enjoy any part of it during your stay here! There is much to explore and learn about our environment both on our property and nearby. Head out on your own to do some exploring or join one of our guided trips (no added charge, of course!) and see what you find.

A favorite family activity is the guided trip to Proper Pond, a small property nearby the Tyler Place. Head there to see and learn about Vermont critters like frogs, turtles, fish, birds, bees, and more. There’s nothing quite like catching your first frog!

Lots to Explore

Even though the Tyler Place offers more to do right on the property than most guests can squeeze into a single family vacation, many families take the opportunity to explore the surrounding hillsides and farms of Vermont. Showcasing these local farms connects you directly to our community—and the historic roots of the Tyler Place Family Resort, formerly a working farm for many generations. Many of these local purveyors help us fill our tables, with everything from eggs, meats and produce to the maple products that stock our Gift Shop shelves.

Our gardening guru, Claudia, has tons of things for families to explore during their week. Take a walk down to our expansive gardens, and you’ll find much to be explored. Stroll through Claudia’s Shaker Garden, complete with daily family activities and information about the dozens of herbs and spices that grow there. Interact with the ducks, chickens, and goats that live near (and around) her gardens. Check out her shiitake mushroom farm, and explore the ‘Feel the Forest’ activities to get a sense for the sights, smells, and feels of our local Vermont woods.

Local Vineyards

SNOW FARM VINEYARD
Located in South Hero, Vermont in the Champlain Islands, this family run vineyard produces award-winning wines and has been featured in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Food and Wine and The New England Wine Gazette.

VERMONT WILDFLOWER FARM
The Vermont Wildflower Farm is a famous destination for wildflower gardens, with 6 acres of wildflowers.

GREENWIND FARM SIGHTS
This Vermont family farm includes calves, heifers, draft horses, a sugar bush, and gardens full of strawberries, flowers and vegetables. Julie and Steve’s maple syrup can be found in our Tyler Place Store.

HEALTH HERO FARM
This family-run organic farm offers grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, veggies, and organizes a local multi-farm CSA. Farm education and farm tours (by appointment) are their specialty.

CARMAN BROOK FARM
On the Fortin Road in Highgate Springs, Vermont. A working sugar house and sugar bush, dairy farm and maple gift shop.

BOYDEN VALLEY WINERY
A fourth generation Vermont farm growing over 8,000 grapevines and producing more than a dozen international award-winning grape and fruit wines.

SHELBURNE FARMS
Located on Harbor Road in Shelburne, Vermont, Shelburne Farms was originally designed as a model agricultural estate in 1886 by Dr. William Seward Webb and Lila Vanderbilt Webb. Now a national historic site and a nonprofit environmental educational center. Tour the grounds, try milking a cow in the Children’s Farmyard, and stop in to watch their farmhouse cheddar cheese being made.

CHOINIERE FAMILY FARM
Located in Highgate Center, this is a family-run organic farm.

“After a terrific year one experience, we weren’t sure if the the T.P. could live up to our now much higher expectations (especially since we brought friends who bought our sales pitch on the resort). But it did! We had an even better vacation this trip – making more friends, doing different activities and enjoying the great outdoors! We love this place and think our friends did too, phew! Look forward to returning.”

J & S, Arlington Heights, IL

“This vacation was ideal. Our kids were more than entertained. My parents and brother had plenty of activities that they enjoyed and my husband and I were able to go off on hiking, biking, sailing and other adventures. Our afternoons with the kids were so much fun and our meals alone were satisfying and delicious! Thank you to the Tyler family and your amazing staff who consistently delivered a vacation that met everyone in our three generation family needs! Every evening our 4-year old has asked us to move here forever!”

S & L, Hollywood, F

Nature & Outdoors

As a resort surrounded by beautiful Vermont nature on all sides...

...it would be tough to not enjoy any part of it during your stay here! There is much to explore and learn about our environment both on our property and nearby. Head out on your own to do some exploring or join one of our guided trips (no added charge, of course!) and see what you find.

A favorite family activity is the guided trip to Proper Pond, a small property nearby the Tyler Place. Head there to see and learn about Vermont critters like frogs, turtles, fish, birds, bees, and more. There’s nothing quite like catching your first frog!

Lots to Explore

Even though the Tyler Place offers more to do right on the property than most guests can squeeze into a single family vacation, many families take the opportunity to explore the surrounding hillsides and farms of Vermont. Showcasing these local farms connects you directly to our community—and the historic roots of the Tyler Place Family Resort, formerly a working farm for many generations. Many of these local purveyors help us fill our tables, with everything from eggs, meats and produce to the maple products that stock our Gift Shop shelves.

Our gardening guru, Claudia, has tons of things for families to explore during their week. Take a walk down to our expansive gardens, and you’ll find much to be explored. Stroll through Claudia’s Shaker Garden, complete with daily family activities and information about the dozens of herbs and spices that grow there. Interact with the ducks, chickens, and goats that live near (and around) her gardens. Check out her shiitake mushroom farm, and explore the ‘Feel the Forest’ activities to get a sense for the sights, smells, and feels of our local Vermont woods.

Local Vineyards

SNOW FARM VINEYARD Located in South Hero, Vermont in the Champlain Islands, this family run vineyard produces award-winning wines and has been featured in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Food and Wine and The New England Wine Gazette.

VERMONT WILDFLOWER FARM The Vermont Wildflower Farm is a famous destination for wildflower gardens, with 6 acres of wildflowers.

GREENWIND FARM SIGHTS This Vermont family farm includes calves, heifers, draft horses, a sugar bush, and gardens full of strawberries, flowers and vegetables. Julie and Steve’s maple syrup can be found in our Tyler Place Store.

HEALTH HERO FARM This family-run organic farm offers grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, veggies, and organizes a local multi-farm CSA. Farm education and farm tours (by appointment) are their specialty.

CARMAN BROOK FARM On the Fortin Road in Highgate Springs, Vermont. A working sugar house and sugar bush, dairy farm and maple gift shop.

BOYDEN VALLEY WINERY A fourth generation Vermont farm growing over 8,000 grapevines and producing more than a dozen international award-winning grape and fruit wines.

SHELBURNE FARMS Located on Harbor Road in Shelburne, Vermont, Shelburne Farms was originally designed as a model agricultural estate in 1886 by Dr. William Seward Webb and Lila Vanderbilt Webb. Now a national historic site and a nonprofit environmental educational center. Tour the grounds, try milking a cow in the Children’s Farmyard, and stop in to watch their farmhouse cheddar cheese being made.

CHOINIERE FAMILY FARM Located in Highgate Center, this is a family-run organic farm.

“After a terrific year one experience, we weren’t sure if the the T.P. could live up to our now much higher expectations (especially since we brought friends who bought our sales pitch on the resort). But it did! We had an even better vacation this trip – making more friends, doing different activities and enjoying the great outdoors! We love this place and think our friends did too, phew! Look forward to returning.”
J & S, Arlington Heights, IL
“This vacation was ideal. Our kids were more than entertained. My parents and brother had plenty of activities that they enjoyed and my husband and I were able to go off on hiking, biking, sailing and other adventures. Our afternoons with the kids were so much fun and our meals alone were satisfying and delicious! Thank you to the Tyler family and your amazing staff who consistently delivered a vacation that met everyone in our three generation family needs! Every evening our 4-year old has asked us to move here forever!”
S & L, Hollywood, F