Accolades & Awards

Town of Colchester

  • Top 50 Best Places to Live - Money Magazine, Best Places to Live in 2015 (Aug. 13, 2015)
    "In Colchester, you can feel as if you’re living in the country and still get to work in downtown Burlington in about 15 minutes."
  • Colchester High School, Top HS in Vermont - StartClass, The Top High School in Every State (Sept. 21, 2016)
  • St. Michael’s College, 100 Best Values in Private Universities - Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Best College Values (Dec. 2015)
  • Top 10 Best Bike Paths in America - Island Line Rail Trail (including Colchester Causeway & Bike Path) - Rodale's Organic Life (April 1, 2015)  "The closest thing to walking on water...The 14-mile Island Line Trail is a great introductory ride to the area that connects the Burlington Bike Path, Colchester Causeway Trail, and the Allen Point Access Area in South Hero."
  • Colchester & Burlington Bike Paths, Best Bicycling of Lake Champlain - Yankee Magazine, Editor's Choice (May 18, 2015)
    "The fun really begins as the route heads out onto Lake Champlain along a 3½-mile former railroad causeway."
  • Sunset Drive-In, Historic Highlight - Yankee Magazine, Editor's Choice (May 1, 2015)
    "Updates at the Queen City’s only drivein theatre, a family favorite since 1946, include four giant screens showing the first-run double feature, which begins at dusk."
  • Causeway Path Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Vermont's Island Line (Dec. 1, 2010)
    "Whether you're after transportation of the body or the mind, the Island Line serves up powerful scenery, railroading history, passionate grassroots support, community connections and more."
  • Top 100 Best Places for Small Business - Fortune Small Business, The 100 Best Places to Live and Launch (Mar. 26, 2008)
    "We scoured the country for towns that combine a great business environment with alluring leisure opportunities."
  • Causeway Included in the top ten "Must Rides" in the US - Adventure Cycling Magazine

Burlington Region

State of Vermont

Town Departments & Staff

Parks & Recreation Department

Planning & Zoning Department

Police Department

Public Works Department

  • Colchester Integrated Water Management Plan Study - American Council of Engineering Companies - Vermont,
    Grand Award for Engineering Excellence (2014)

Town Clerk's Department

Colchester School District

  • Amy Minor, Colchester High School - Vermont Principals' Association, NASSP High School Principal of the Year (2013)
  • Chris Antonicci, Union Memorial School - Vermont Principals' Association, Henry Giaguque VT Elementary Principal of the Year (2012)