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Hero's Welcome

  • Street: 3537 US Route 2
  • Town: North Hero, VT 05474
  • Contact: Robert & Beverley Camp
  • Telephone: 802-372-4121
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A Little About Us...

Hero's Welcome is located in N.W. Vermont, on one of the Hero Islands in the middle of Lake Champlain. The century-old building was originally built by John Tudhope in 1899. The Tudhope family ran the Store for ninety years.

Later, hard times fell upon the place and it closed. The town of North Hero  wasn't the same without that store...it had been the honored gossip spot for so long, the town rumor mill suffered!

We bought the property in 1993, restored the structures, and re-named it Hero's Welcome. There are three buildings, resting cheek-by-jowl at the water's edge. If you pay us a visit in the summer season, you'll find thousands of items...and customers from one end to the other! It is an exciting place, even for us.

We also roll out a big summer dock less than a hundred feet from the store, and welcome lake travelers from all points of the compass. You can get here by car, bike, horse, ferry, seaplane, kayak, canoe, water skis and even ice skates!

We welcome thousands of folks every year, and in our busiest summer months, might see over 2000 visitors in a single day.  It's not uncommon to step outside the building and wonder at the collection of bicycles, ski boats, Harleys, seaplanes, SeaDoos, cars and trucks that have piled up around the store.

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Vermont Magazine Features Country Stores

Vermont magazine

Each issue of Vermont Magazine generally features an interesting article and profile one of the state's country store gems, many of which are member of the Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores. Our thanks to editor & publisher Phil Jordan for sharing a few with us:

Adamant Co-op

Wayside Country Store

Buxton's Store

Putney General Store