The cows are now gone, but the Franklin farming legacy continues. Unlike Champ, the illusive Lake Champlain monster, this destination spot is easy to find, just 20 minutes from Vergennes and Middlebury, and 45 minutes from Burlington. The Franklin family has worked on this land for decades. Now, Champ’s Trading Post is chock-full of their homemade foods. There’s plenty of local maple syrup, cheese, fudge, and chocolates to go around as well, along with commemorative shirts, toys, gift baskets, and lake and lodge decor. Fresh produce is also sold in season.
Out back there are 9 holes of what we like to call “extreme” mini-golf. It’s Vermont’s own take on fun and frustration set in a rolling, rural hillside. The course is a quality way to spend an afternoon with the whole family on challenging twists of beautifully landscaped gardens and natural stonework. The mini-golf course rolls and dips, uphill and down, around natural obstacles and is suitable for all ages!
Champs Trading Post & Extreme Mini-Golf is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Columbus Day and the Trading Post is also open for the holiday season Thanksgiving to Christmas to sell trees and wreaths.
For more information call 802-759-2566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.