Maple Sugar Capital of the World
St Albans has long been known as the "Railroad City." because of its historic importance as a primary rail terminus as well as the northern most gateway to the state of Vermont.
Nestled in the valley between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont, St. Albans hosts the Maple Festival each spring and is home of the Vermont Voltage, Vermonts semi-pro soccer team. The Voltage plays their home games at the Collins Perley Sports Center which sits on 53 acres of land just off Exit 19 of Interstate 89. Collins Perley has 11 outdoor sports and fitness venues and 5 indoor venues. It offers all of the major field sports plus wellness facilities including tennis, fitness gym, racquetball, wallyball, martial arts, skating and more. Collins Perley also serves as a Community Center hosting art shows, conventions, business meetings, job fairs, expositions, and concerts.
The Vermont Maple Festival is a three-day food and arts celebration held over the last weekend in April. The Festival hosts exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, a pancake breakfast, a parade and a craft show all dedicated to maple syrup.
Downtown St. Albans - offers unique shopping, dining, downtown living, history and the arts. The St. Albans Historical Museum and Taylor Park are located in the growing city center.
Outdoor Recreation - Because of its unique location, St Albans provides visitors easy access to all forms of outdoor recreation including hiking, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, golf, and tennis. The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail is a 30-mile all-season recreation path which largely parallels Route 105 and the Missisquoi River between Richford and St. Albans.