Sunset over Lake Champlain, mid-winter
Sunset over Lake Champlain, mid-winter
Pier over the Lake Champlain
Sunset over Lake Champlain, early winter
Church Street, Burlington Vermont
Lake Champlain at sunset
A Great Place to Spend a Weekend
A bit quiet when school is not in session
In a nutshell
Burlington - You'll Want To Stay
Vermont Brewers Festival
Attention beer drinkers! This is the event for you in Burlington. You can sample a huge assortment of micro-brews produces in Vermont and other northeastern states. This includes the Boston Beer Company (brewer of Samuel Adams), Dogfish Head Draft Brewery, Brown's Brewing...
Church street is the happening place.
Church Street is a cobblestone street which is in a closed off section of downtown. This street if the heart of the restaurant/entertainment district. This area has an excellent vibe. Street musicians and jugglers, bohemians and yuppies, young and old, all make for fantastic...
A beautiful drive on the Lake Champlain Byway
Head up Hwy 2 North from Burlington and you will be heading to a wonderful and scenic lake side drive which spans the various islands off of Lake Champlain. Along the way you will be treated to serene vistas and classic New England small towns complete with country stores...
Big Fatty's BBQ: " Best BBQ in Burlington "
Let's start by saying I'm somewhat of a BBQ fanatic, and have my own smoker at home. In every city I visit, I go in search of the best Smoked BBQ in town, and this is how we found Big Fatty’s BBQ, first off the smoked smell attracted me and my wife from blocks away so we had...
Big Fattys BBQ: Hope for Visiting Southerners
This restaurant located between downtown Burlington and the lake serves up a pretty good approximation of southern barbeque. My wife and I sampled the shredded pork, ribs, and barbeque chicken, and the first two were top notch. Good slaw too. The portions were enormous, and...
Breakwaters: Live Music on the Waterfront
If you enjoy live music out in the open air, with Lake Champlain as a backdrop, then visit Breakwaters Cafe and Grill. Every weekend, weather permitting, this unpretentious waterfront eatery hosts live rock and pop bands.
Nectar's Restaurant and Bar: Live Music on Main St
I didn't try the food here, but the music is pretty good. This is a rock'n roll club, with live bands every weekend. They're mainly local acts, but an occasional big-name band performs here (like Phish).The building goes back to the old days, while the club has been here...
Lake Champlain Ferries
The ferries on Lake Champlain have operated for centuries. Today, the Lake Champlain Transportation Company provides this vital service. The boats connect Burlington, Port Kent, Essex, Charlotte, Plattsburgh, and Grand Isle, on both the Vermont and New York sides of the...
Use the Bus System
CCTARIDE.orgThis is all you will need to get anywhere! If it is a little more off the beaten path, you don't have a rental car, and don't feel like blowing money on a taxi (particularly terrible here)......hitchhike. You'd be surprised how easy, safe, and common it is...
Frog Hollow: Vermont crafts
Frog Hollow is a gallery for the Vermont State Craft Center - there's a second location in Middlebury - and they showcase a very diverse array of high-quality items by local artists: some of the items have a pretty hefty price tag, though there's really a wide variety of...
Crow Bookshop: Great Book Browsing
As with any college town worth its salt, Burlington sustains several bookstores, and Crow Bookshop is probably the most unique. They specialize in second-hand and overstocked books, and they have a huge selection of books for an academic audience as well as very impressive...
You'll Want to Stay!
Once you visit Burlington you may not want to leave! This is a beautiful place to live and work. Four seasons of beauty - although the long-standing joke is that we have 3 seasons, one of them being MUD SEASON! The only drawback is the high cost of living vs low wages. But,...
Be prepared for sudden changes in weather: Lake Champlain is right nearby and can create unexpected changes, while the fact that you're well to the north of Vermont and not far from the mountains also have an impact. Expect snow earlier and later than further south, and...
Visit the quaint small town of St. Albans
This town calls itself the Maple Syrup Capital of the world. All I know is that it is a quaint New England town to stroll through in a couple of hours. Located off of Highway 7, about 25 miles north from Burlington, this town has some quaint antique shops and a beautiful...
Go Cliff Jumping!
There are many places within a short drive (or even walk) from the downtown to go cliff jumping. A good starting spot is at North Beach. Follow the beach north to a trail. The trail will cross a field. Go Left at the fork in the field. Take a left at the next fork as well....
Good Bike Ride or Walking Trail
There is a 13-mile bike ride called the "Holy Grail of Rail Trails". Starting fromthe Burlington bike path, you can continue along the gravel Colchester Causeway Trail, ending 3 miles out in Lake Champlain. A unique ferry shuttles walkers and cyclists across the Winooski...
Waterfront Bike Path
Burlington is one of those really livable smaller cities, with a great range of leisure resources nearby. We made use of a wonderful bike/running path that hugs the eastern side of Lake Champlain for many miles, and which had plenty of running traffic even on a chilly...
What Burlington, Vermont offers
Burlington has a comfortable mix of urban sophistication — museums, theatre, music, clubs and restaurants — and small-town intimacy. All of the usual outdoor seasonal activities are readily available. Several ski resorts are only a short drive away, with the Green Mountains...
Explore Deeper into Burlington
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