Hinesburg, Vermont, located in the northwest of the state is nestled against the edge of the Green Mountains, south of Burlington and east of Charlotte in Chittenden County. The town was chartered in 1762, and has a history is rooted in farming and early water-powered milling and manufacturing.
Quaint Hinesburg, home to about 4,500 residents, is surrounded by lush green farmland along the serene LaPlatte River. Only about six miles square, the western half is located in the Champlain Valley, and the eastern half in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Being a mostly rural town, Hinesburg has plenty of recreational activities to offer its residents. Lyman Meadows Park and sports fields, located in the heart of the village, host the town’s Little League Baseball and Youth Soccer games. The Wainer Park and Playground behind Hinesburg Community School also offers playing fields in addition to basketball court, tennis courts, jungle gym and slides, picnic facilities and pavilion.
Geprag Park is perfect for nature lovers who can walk, hike, bike or cross-country ski across trails through acres of hilly meadows. Hikers looking for a forested area can find the Hinesburg Town Forest at the top of the ridge between Texas Hill and Hayden Hill Roads. Water sport enthusiasts can visit the beach on Lake Iroquois, which boasts a state public boat access, and enjoy picnic facilities, a playground, and snackbar. The Hinesburg Recreation Department also offers summer swim lessons at lake through the Red Cross.
The Hinesburg village center is bustling with a lively array of stores and services and the local elementary, middle and high schools. Residents frequent the few local restaurants in near the village center to share small town gossip in this cozy town. Although there is a small local farm and small business economy, most people who purchase new homes in Hinesburg commute to jobs in nearby Burlington or at the IBM plant in Essex Junction. For more information about Hinesburg visit the Official Hinesburg Town Website.