When to Watch the Solar Eclipse in and Around Burlington, VT

Northern Vermont should have prime conditions for viewing the solar eclipse, if the clouds cooperate. Those wanting to maximize their eclipse experience should head north to Taylor Park in St. Albans, Vt. The town near the Canadian border boasts the “longest duration of totality in Vermont” at 3 minutes and 38 seconds, starting at 3:26 p.m. Whether or not the clouds part during the eclipse, the Shelburne Museum will be offering eclipse-themed programs with scientists on hand to help answer all eclipse-related questions. The museum also has planned a day of learning about eclipses, as well as an eclipse scavenger hunt, and, naturally, the lake cruise has a lot happening to mark the celestial event.

Barr Hill, a craft distillery, is throwing an eclipse viewing party complete with tarot card readings to leverage the supposedly astrological effects of the event. Watch the fun from Lake Champlain aboard the lake cruise, or head to the airport, which will leave its doors open during its eclipse viewing party for folks to contemplate art and the skies simultaneously. Even Burlington’s airport is getting in on the fun, hosting a viewing party featuring food, mini-golf, and music (presumably guests are allowed more than three ounces of liquids). Plan to see kids out and about enjoying the fun, as schools in the Green Mountain State will be closed for the eclipse in a reversal of snow days.