Swanton is located in Franklin County, 10 miles north of St. Albans along Highway 7 on the banks of the Missisquoi River near Lake Champlain.
Swanton is one of the few places in Vermont where Native Americans are known to have had a permanent settlement. In the past, smuggling was one of Swanton's most lucrative businesses. This town near the Vermont-Quebec border was the scene of controversy when enterprising Vermonters drove cattle across the border into Canada and sold them to British soldiers during the War of 1812. Twentieth-century smugglers followed in their predecessors' footsteps during Prohibition.
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge is nearby.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 2,594, an increase of 234 since 1990.
Swanton is part of the Burlington, Vermont metro area.
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Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Hebron Fair Hebron NH July27 Over 100 craftsmen, pony rides, children's games, rummage, lunch with homemade baked bread, silent auction, on the picturesque Hebron Common.
Franklin County Fair Malone NY August3-11 This annual county fair, taking place in late summer, schedules events such as: Rooster Crowing Contest, Truck & Tractor Pull, Horse Show, Clothing Revue Grandstand, 4-H Goat Showmanship/4-H Goat Costume Driving Class.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows Waitsfield VT July2-August11 Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows are a chance for equestrians to spend July and August where the summer is its most beautiful of Vermont's Green Mountains.