Colchester, Vermont, was established in 1763 as a town named after the Earl of Colchester. Today, Colchester has a population of approximately 17,000 and is working to grow its population and job opportunities through the Colchester Heritage Project.
Summer concert series, the Colchester triathlon, Muck It Up Adventure Race, and Touch A Truck are just a few of many special events run by Colchester Parks and Recreation. The department also organizes a wide range of programs including archery, mountain biking, cooking, fishing camps, soccer, and information technology classes. The community is also part of the Lake Champlain Byway, a 134 bike trail that runs throughout the state.
Colchester is home to the Catholic liberal arts Saint Michael's College that enrolls just under 2,000 students. The Albany College of Pharmacy, based in New York, also has a campus in Colchester. Colchester's School District contains 6 schools with at least one at each level.