We offer a unique experience that combines conservation, education, agriculture and recreation on our 101 acre ecology preserve located in the heart of Chittenden County surrounding Cobble Hill in Milton, Vermont, only ten miles north of Burlington, minutes from exit 17 of I89.
Take a tour of our Christmas tree farm, maple sugar grove and forest conservation land on the most environmentally friendly human transporter ever invented – the Segway®. Click on the link on the side of the page for Segway Tours for more information. Please call ahead to let us know you are coming and the number of participants in your group. We can handle up to ten people at once on a Segway tour. Allow two hours for this experience, time to watch an instructional video on operation of the Segway, sign a waiver and observe demonstrations of the Segway before you embark on operating one yourself. Helmets are required. Bring your own or we will provide them free of charge.
We also offer hiking and mountain biking during the spring, summer and fall and snow tubing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing and sliding in the winter. We sell choose and cut Christmas trees from our plantation (Sharp Farm) surrounding our paraglider landing zone on weekends from Thanksgiving through Christmas and we also offer Vermont products for sale in our brand new barn, which includes bathroom facilities and a snack bar.
Sharp Park is a great family fun adventure destination any time of the year. Bring a picnic lunch, hike to the top of the hill and enjoy the spectacular views of the Lake Champlain valley, the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. Cobble Hill is 900 feet above sea level at its summit, towering 800 feet over Lake Champlain and the rest of the valley. It has fantastic views in all directions. On clear days Canada is visible from the summit.
Cobble Hill is also ideally suited to teaching paragliding. It is one of only two paraglider training facilities in New England at this time.
We can only teach paragliding when the wind is out of the northwest since we have to launch and land into the wind and our training slope faces northwest. But we are open for Segway tours, hiking or mountain biking on weekends from June through November each year from 10 a.m. to dusk (8 p.m. in summer, 4 p.m. in winter). Please note that all our activities are outdoors and therefore subject to weather conditions we don’t control.
Winter activities from late November into March are subject to snow conditions. Check our website, email us at email@example.com or call us at: (802) 879-3507 before planning a trip to Sharp Park in the winter.
Sharp Park is open to the public and generally there are no admission or parking charges except in the winter when we charge a gate fee of $10 per car for those sliding for free on their own equipment. We make our living providing Segway tours, snow tubes and other equipment, special events, and the sale of Christmas trees and Vermont products. Please patronize our business.
At Sharp Park our mission is to have fun, enjoy the ecology of our area and inspire the environmental spirit in all of us.