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Essex overview

Essex is a small town distinct for its architecture and countryside, and known for its gardens and historical sites. You'll enjoy Essex's theater and churches. Spend a relaxing day at Waterfront Park when the weather is nice. Make plans to visit the popular Church Street Marketplace and University of Vermont. Essex is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Essex

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Essex has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Essex with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Essex hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Essex hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Essex

Fly in to Burlington, VT (BTV-Burlington Intl.), 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from downtown Essex. Plattsburgh, NY (PBG-Plattsburgh Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

What to see around Essex

The area's local highlights include its theater and places like:
  • • Depot Theatre
  • • 1812 Homestead Museum
  • • Oldham Theater
  • • Vergennes Opera House
  • • Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
If you're interested in churches or historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Greystone
  • • Shelburne Farms
  • • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • • Chimney Point State Historic Site
  • • Grand Isle Lake House
It's recognized for its countryside, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Button Bay State Park
  • • Mt. Philo State Park
  • • Vergennes Falls Park
  • • Lake Champlain
  • • Red Rocks Park
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Waterfront Park
  • • Church Street Marketplace
  • • University of Vermont

When to visit Essex

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 47°F day, 10°F night
  • April-June: 80°F day, 29°F night
  • July-September: 81°F day, 45°F night
  • October-December: 63°F day, 13°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 6.06 inches
  • April-June: 10.00 inches
  • July-September: 11.69 inches
  • October-December: 9.09 inches